January 20, 2010
Azariah Aberle, 2, right, smiles as she plays with a new friend on a road in northern Haiti. Azariah’s parents, Craig residents Cammie and Sam Aberle, and her brother, Gideon, 4, lived on the island for a year as missionaries. In October 2009, they returned to Craig. On Jan. 12, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit an area south of where the Aberles lived.
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For a year, the Aberle family lived and breathed Haitian life, from eating traditional meals outside in the lush greenery of the Caribbean island to attending church in one of the quaint, open-air buildings. Craig residents Cammie and Sam Aberle and their two children attended Haitian weddings and learned and spoke the Creole language while they lived in a small town in northern Haiti as missionaries.