No Greater Love

The women rushed towards me and I was not really scared but hesitant. They positioned themselves next to me, one on either side. Before I knew it they had linked their arms with mine. N-ap kampe ave-ou. We are standing with you. That very year Aaron had given me two expensive gifts: a digital camera…

The Command to Go

Last week I had the incredible honor to meet the Provost of the American University of the Caribbean in Les Cayes, Haiti. Paul grew up in Haiti, he even attended university there then moved to the US for graduate school. He met his wife and raised his family in Indiana. He was a self-proclaimed ‘soccer…

Promise

The thesaurus says promise means ‘to give hope or possibility’ A few months ago I sat with a missions intern from Northpoint Bible College and brainstormed for Haiti. She came up with an idea, to teach the moms in our program how to make jewelry.  This program is now in place. Everyday a group of…

It’s all too much

It’s all too much to take in. If I had $10,000 in my pocket we may have been able to meet most of the needs. The home was made of sheets of tin, tin that blew off other homes in Hurricane Matthew, garbage. They made a home out of garbage. Then the woman, lying in…

The Next Generation

Thoughts from a group of college students on their first trip to Haiti: “I was homeless in high school and it was nothing like this.” “On the basketball court we were the same, no barriers, just people.” “It’s the first time in my life I have ever been somewhere where I was in the majority.”…

Wisdom

A few weeks ago I sat in Haitian church honestly focused on how hot it was. I had brought a small piece of cardboard to serve as a fan, but air movement only made a slight difference.   I was trying to listen intently to the sermon, translate it into Creole in my head, then…