What Irritates Me About Millenials

I have a special relationship with my local university as I spend every spring break in Haiti with about twenty students. I live with these millenials, for a week or so, in fairly rough conditions. It’s not for the faint of heart. In this setting, even if we try to hide it, our worst character…

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…

Smiling Once More

She is so beautiful, so full of joy and light, the opposite of the girl I first met.

Gratitude

In the early days Hut Outreach was just us and a few Haitian friends, Kiki was one. We often visited his house and spent time with his family. Hut Outreach started in his neighborhood- we passed out care packages to his neighbors. We were naïve Americans who didn’t know Haiti, not yet smart enough to…

Moments

This team met a simple need at the guesthouse by creatively building tables from pallets, Pinterest: Haiti Style. They work under sub-par conditions; heat, bugs, dirt, limited materials and tools yet, for their service to the kingdom they too will receive their crowns of glory. Mama Wis comes to me with swollen, arthritic knees telling…

You Value Me.

I can’t think of a better way to share God’s love with people then to teach them they matter and we value them!

Choose Haiti

Choose Haiti so a three day old baby can live. Leekson was born with serious internal deformities, yesterday he had an emergency diverting colostomy.  His life was saved. It will be a long road but his mother is thrilled that today she was able to breastfeed him again. That surgery? $230 Choose Haiti so Gardine,…

The Way God Works

Can I tell you a story? A story of God’s sovereignty? Without cheating and using the dictionary I’ll tell you my definition of sovereignty: knowing all, orchestrating every detail. A year ago my 18 year old daughter decided she wanted to go to Haiti with her friends. We began to build a team of girls…

Moments to Not be Missed

​I brought a poncho and rain boots, just in case. When I gave them to Pizo he exploded with thanks. Pizo is deaf and mute, but his hand motions are very effective communication. Mikenson’s home survived, but the bed broke and the mattress floated away in the flood. He’s been sleeping on a board covered…

Solomon on Two Feet

Solomon lost his leg in a terrible motorcycle accident. Through a facebook Friend I got him an appointment at Healing Hands in Haiti to be evaluated for a prosthetic. This all happened very quickly, all within a couple days in July during my last Haiti trip. This is unheard of in Haiti. I will never…