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Sights and Sounds from Haiti

It was fun to see the progress of this church building. I last saw it in April, believe it or not they've made a bunch of progress towards completion.

If you’ve never been to Haiti you need to know that it is a place of alluring beauty. I don’t know how to explain it but I draw energy from being here. It has a pace & vibrancy that’s intense. Everything is just a little bit turned up… noises, colors, humidity, etc. While I can’t […]

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When Helping Helps


Have you read When Helping Hurts? It’s a powerful challenge to church leaders and short-term mission organizations to think about the unintended consequences of “helping.” [Hint: Stop reading this post and go buy it now. It's good.] Short-Term Missions and Youth Ministry Getting practical, and with an eye on youth ministry, we are often torn. […]

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Off to Haiti, Again


This morning I woke up at about 5:30 to the sound of Kristen unzipping our tent in Yosemite National Park. That sound was the last breath of my vacation. A week of swimming in mountain streams, playing games with the kids late into the night, campfires, hikes, and a million giggles. It was awesome. But waking […]

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