It’s time to PARTY like it’s 1975!!!

Happy 36th Birthday to Elicia Betor!!!! We (Anna and Jess) have broken onto the blog in order to notify you of this important day. Please please please leave an encouraging birthday message for our friend Licia. We would love to see record breaking comments on this post, so get those fingers typing. 🙂

Here are 36 reasons why we dearly love Licia Betor:

1.  She puts up with us and even laughs with/at? us sometimes

2. She has the 4 cutest (and funniest) kids everrrrrrr!

3. She likes Hot Tamales

4. She deeply cares about each one of the kids that are in her care….more than any of us even know.

5. (Anna loves) Her precision in measuring while baking

6. She sees everyone as her equal

7. Her patience!!!!

8. She allows Jesus to live and love through her

9. She plays the same playlist over and over…and over…AND over in the office

10. She often has to wake up late at night to give a child a “piki” (shot) , IV meds, etc.

11. Her favorite movie is Elf!

12. She takes us on long hikes up in the mountains

13. She continues to allow Jesus to break her heart for the people she serves.

14. She has hundreds and hundreds of funny/moving/jaw dropping stories.

15. She’s chill.

16. She can’t resist Trey’s puppy eyes.

17. She is INCREDIBLY gracious!

18. She prioritizes her precious family

19. She has allowed us to be a part of her life

20. Her spelling is impeccable

21. She truly trusts the Lord

22. She’s precious

23. She gives a voice to the people she loves through her blog

24. She is truly “Haitian” in that she wears her nice jeans and tennis shoes every time she goes into town. 🙂

25. She is someone that we look up to

26. She’s in denial that she’s famous in the blogging world

27. She loves House and lets us watch it at her house with her

28. She buys us mangos 🙂

29. She can take a bucket shower in as little as one gallon of water. That’s impressive!

30. She’ll spend hours chatting with us late into the night

31. She is picking up on American pop-culture and fully diving in (It’s quite entertaining. We love you @Elicia Zachary Betor)

32. She’s extremely positive…she always finds the silver lining.

33. She passionately worships the Lord with all her heart

34. She has sacrificed so much, but she wouldn’t have had it any other way.

35. She lets us make fun of her and her wheezy laugh

36. When you ask her kids what they love about her they say “So much I don’t even know what to say” (true story. Henley and Carmelo both said this without knowing each other had said it.)


35 Responses to It’s time to PARTY like it’s 1975!!!

  1. Mari says:

    Happy Birthday, Licia! It’s true – you are famous in the blogging world! I’m sure there are a lot of lurkers like me out here. 🙂

  2. Annette Franklin says:

    Happy Birthday, Licia! We have never met, but I know we would be friends if we did!! I love following RHFH online and hope to visit you there one day! (in Haiti, not online!) 🙂 Any friend of Anna is a friend of mine! Blessing to you in this new year!

  3. kristen says:

    Happy Birthday… I am so amazed with what you and your family do. You sacrifice so much for your family to help those in need. You gave up a comfortable life in the states among many other things….it is inspiring. Happy Birthday… even though we’ve never met.. hope to, though, some day be able to come visit the rescue center.. God bless!

  4. Alissa says:

    Happiest of Birthdays to you! I like Hot Tamales too;)

  5. Canadian Lurker says:

    Stumbled onto your blog mid 2010 and have been a faithful reader, lurker and pray-er ever since.
    Today, on your birthday I pray special blessings and joy upon you. Your ministry extends from Haiti around the world as you share your work with all of us through your blog. Thank you, for who you are and all that you do.

    Here’s to a Happy, Happy Birthday and a Happy New Year!

  6. Elizabeth Seay says:

    happy birthday licia! we are so thankful for who you are and all that you do! may God continue to bless you and your family this year.
    i love that you love the movie Elf:)
    and i would send you some new worship music but it sounds like you already have a favorite mix:)
    blessings and birthday wishes to you!
    much love and prayers. hope to meet you in Haiti this Spring!

  7. Happy Birthday from Alaska!
    I was born in 1975 and love hot tamales, too! Now I KNOW you’re super cool. 🙂
    God bless!

  8. Bonnie says:

    We love you Licia! Happy Birthday and thanks for all the grace you show each day with all of the hard work you accomplish.

  9. Dawn Scott says:

    Happy Birthday Licia!!!!! You truly are an amazing person!!

  10. Heather says:

    Happy Birthday Licia!!! You inspire me to love harder, die to self more and totally sell out for Jesus every day. Thank you for doing what you do and for letting me watch and learn through your blog.
    Heather Price

  11. Chrissy says:

    I particularly like number 23 but I doubt that the blog would be as effective if it wasn’t written by someone with the other 35 qualities.
    Licia, your hard work is noticed and prayed over more than you may ever know!
    May you have a truly wonderful day that’s the beginning of a new year with many blessings for you and your family!
    Happy Birthday!

  12. Tanya says:

    Happy Birthday… you are an inspiration to me- and are just an amazing woman. You shine Jesus in every thing you do!

  13. Laura Ingram says:

    You are one amazing woman!! We love you from Texas and think the world of you. Happy Birthday!!!

  14. Sharel says:

    Happy 36th birthday to the most wonderful loving woman I know. And you thought you would always be part of the woodwork. NOT!!!!!!!! SHINE ON GIRL!!!!!

  15. Bev Cleveland says:

    Happy Happy Birthday to you Happy Happy Birthday to you May the God of grace and power Bless you from this very hour Happy Happy Birthday To you!

  16. Sherri Healy says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Licia! May the Lord richly bless you in all you continue to do!

  17. Janice Hynes says:

    Happy Birthday, Licia! Thanks so much for the work you do and the love of God that you share. RHFH, you, Lori, the children, all of your workers and the people you serve are in my prayers.


  18. Pleasant Bryant says:

    Happy Birthday!! May this next year bring much joy and happiness to you and your family!
    You don’t know me but I have followed you on your blog for 1 1/2 years! I am so encouraged by your life!
    Your life is an intercession! Be encouraged!
    I also thought you would be encouraged to know that you played a BIG role in me making the decision to help as much as I can medicaly(and any other ways that I can)after I become a Paramedic! You are an inspiration to me and MANY others!
    Thank you so much for all you do, Licia!!
    The world is a better place because you are in it!
    On this very special day I pray that you are blessed,strengthend,encourged and uplifted!!
    God bless you!
    HOOAH!(means “I am with you!”)

  19. Hags-n-Haiti says:

    happy happy day to you!
    you deserve a great day for all that you do and all that you are!

  20. lora mapp says:

    Happy Birthday Licia!

    Who would have ever known that so many lovers of hot tamales would be lurking the same blog?! I’m not always a talker, but can carry on a lengthly conversation regarding the attributes of the hot tamale:)

    Thank you for sharing with us. Your Jesus heart is easy to see. Much love to you on your special day. You are my favorite stranger;)

  21. Stephanie says:

    Licia, Happy, happy birthday. You are an amazing woman and child of GOD! I can’t wait to meet you someday! Be blessed on your special day.

  22. debra parker says:


    Happy Birthday!!! Our lives are so much better because of the influence you have been to our family. I could never sum that up in a comment.

    Love Ya.

  23. Joan says:

    Happy Birthday Licia – You are not only famous but inspirational as well. You are an angel! You don’t know me but I never miss reading you blog and I help when I can. Hope you have a great day!
    Joan from Australia

  24. dawn says:


  25. Judy says:

    Happy Birthday Licia!! You’re an inspiration and stir my heart with every post you write! I hope you have a very special day. I am most certain that your reward in Heaven will be so great that it all your birthdays combine will pale in comparison to the goodness the Lord has in store for you!!! Keep on running this race with perseverance…

  26. Roberta says:

    Happy Birthday Licia!!! I hope you had an amazing day! I didn’t know we shared the same favorite movie. I love Elf!!! 🙂 Thank you for the blessing you are to all of us. The world is a much better place because of you!!! Happy Birthday!

  27. Nancy says:

    Happy Birthday, Licia!

    Your blog always comes as a gift to me. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it.


  28. Melissa says:

    Happy Birthday, Licia! Yes, you are an inspiration. I pray for daily and will pray especially today for an extra special birthday blessing for you.

  29. Carly says:

    Happy Birthday Licia! May you continue to be blessed!

  30. Corrigan says:

    I love elf too! May your birthday be as wondrous as a hike down gumdrop mountain, a brief chat with mr. Narwhal and a trromp through the candy cane forrest!

  31. Candis says:

    Madame Betor, we have never met, but you are my shero. I brag about you all the time to my colleagues at work. You and your family have more guts than an other families I know or know of. Happy Birthday. Feliz Cumpleaños. Bon Feté

  32. Kris in San Diego says:

    Happy Birthday Licia! Your birthday is just one day apart from mine. I have to say you have filled your years with much more of God’s good work than I have. What an inspiration you are!! Your beautiful smile is full of grace and always wonderful to see on the blog.

  33. Emily says:

    Happy Birthday, Licia! May the Lord bless your day as he has so richly blessed the lives of those you touch through your faithful service.

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