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…

Mountains and more Mountains

In Haitian culture proverbs are very important, as a society where the majority of adults cannot read and write the spoken stories and traditions take on extra meaning. One such saying is Mountains beyond mountains which literally means there is always more. You summit one mountain only to discover the next. This is life in Haiti-…

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…

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…

A Sign of Gratitude

But we gave those gifts out with abundant love. The people received them gratefully and friendships were cultivated.

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 Future and a Hope

For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 Years ago our friend Pierre built the sign and had this verse painted on it. I have always love the verse and was happy…

12 Janvye

You see, most surfaces were still covered with rubble and there was nowhere to go so this family claimed a little piece of the HIGHWAY median for their home.

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…

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,…

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…