The New Look

This post is just a test. No emergency,  just testing out the new platform. A team heads to Haiti in just a couple days. Stay tuned… Advertisements

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…

The Power of a Team

Why go to Haiti? What do you do there? Don’t you help people at home? These are some of the questions we often get when discussing Haiti trips with co-workers and acquaintances. There are not generally easy answers. Most people don’t have the time to listen to the whole story. So I’ll answer quickly. Why…

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries should would help a lot.  Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go- Where everybody knows your name, and you’re always glad you came. You want to be where people see, troubles are all…

A Strong Start

When my dear friend Ketlene was pregnant with this little pumpkin on the right she begged me to come to Haiti. She was scared. After being with her while she gave birth I can see why. Haitian healthcare is nothing like here in the USA. Moms, do you remember the really sweet nurse talking you…

A Resolution for Us

My mind is reeling with all I want to DO in 2017, isn’t yours? So many goals to dream about and tasks to finally check off the list. But this post is about BEING. If you are struggling with frustration over past resolutions (I’m right here with you!) or overwhelmed with life, just BE. Just…

Holding On

“Our roof didn’t blow away, my husband tied ropes around it and we all held on during the hurricane.” Can you imagine being huddled inside a shack on the side of a mountain as 150 mile per hour winds blew over your head?  Can you imagine working together as a family to hold tight to…

Resilience

I have posted about resilience before… it’s a recurring theme with Haiti. Last night I sat completely overwhelmed listening to my friends share about the night of the hurricane. They shared their stories factually, devoid of all emotion, except one: fear. The noise as hundred year old trees crashed down. The water and mud that…

Go and See

We have a small team heading to Haiti right now. We will be there to support our Haitian team who have been working incredibly hard the last month. We will continue to assess the needs and keep you, our dedicated donors, uplated. Please pray for team safety and wisdom, there are lots of decisions to…

Brokenhearted

Today has been painful. I worked for a few hours but just couldn’t concentrate. I can’t get my mind to stop reeling. Moments like these I go into fix it mode- I try to figure out a way to fix everything. Hurricane Matthew is not fixable. Things will never be the same in Haiti. Life…

After Matthew- Boots on the ground

This is some of our Haitian team- people we know and love that work tirelessly to help their communities.  Last night when the rain finally stopped they started assessing needs. Today they are canvassing our neighborhood to triage the most urgent needs. We send money via Western Union (just $15 to send up to $5000)…

Bad Dreams

My little boy just woke up at 4am, he had a bad dream. Me too baby.  I’ve been dreaming of hurricanes and floods. According to the map below Matthew has passed Haiti. The red circle is Les Cayes, the home of Hut Outreach.  So now we wait. We wait for news, good or bad. I…