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!

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Stuck in Survival

Have you taken a psychology class? If so you may remember Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The Hierarchy is illustrated with a pyramid divided into levels. Each level represents a category of needs. At the base of the pyramid are the physiologic needs- water, food, and air. As you move up the pyramid you progress from…

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…

The Comfort of Friendship

​In 2003 a friend and co-worker asked me if she could come to Haiti with me. I was shocked, no one had ever asked before. I reluctantly agreed, worried about what she would think. Every trip to Haiti I’m so very grateful she took the risk to come to Haiti. Amy works so hard behind…

Nadjia, the Rest of the Story

Part one of this story is here. Shortly after Nadjia left the house a friend of ours ran in calling, “mamabo!” He took my mom by the hand and ran out the door with her. I followed close behind. We ran out the front gate and turned down the street and that was when I saw…

Nadjia- the Beginning of a Friendship

A crowd had gathered and there was clapping and laughter. The Haitian people can be exuberant and a little loud, and it’s contagious, so we had to see what the fun was about. There was a little girl in the street, maybe 7 or 8 years old doing a little dance and singing. The song…

Pastor Blan

I remember the first time we went to Charier, a little village over the river and up the mountain. Our friend Toto suggested we go there to ‘get some good air’- he always takes us places where we can enjoy a good breeze. We arrived in Charier and started to see the Haiti from National…

After the Storm

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to share with a group of women at St. John’s Lutheran Church about Ketlene’s tragic yet triumphant birth story. I was hopeful and excited sharing about what God is doing through Hut Outreach and shared big dreams for the coming years. And now Hurricane Matthew. The pictures are devastating….

Early damage reports

Just got an update from Toto. Thank God our team is all safe! We have been so nervous all day praying about our friends and their precious families. Les Cayes suffered greatly today with nearly 24 hours of rain and 145 mile per hour winds. Here is what we know so far. The building is dry…

Hurricane Matthew

These photos were taken today downtown Les Cayes. Many of our Toledo friends know Lovely who is living here attending University of Toledo. She spoke to her family today and they sent these photos. The photo of the ladies standing in the water is near Lovely’s home. The other pics are downtown Les Cayes. The…

Hurricane in Haiti, What’s the big deal?

Hurricane Matthew has been all over the news the last few days. It is looming towards southern Haiti right now, Les Cayes is in the direct path. Les Cayes is the location of the Hut Outreach Youth Center and our Haitian team. Our buildings are concrete, solid structures that mostly have concrete roofs. However, the…