Go to Haiti with Me in 2017

I’ve been going to Haiti a few times per year since 2010. With each trip my convictions are re-enforced: The Holy Spirit is on the move in Haiti. When you go with a heart to serve, you are filled more than you can give. The church is exploding in growth as communities see the church…… Continue reading Go to Haiti with Me in 2017

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Let’s Lift Up Haitian Leaders

Megan and I just returned from a two-week trip to Haiti Tuesday night. In February, 2010 I left a country brought to it’s knees by a devastating earthquake with a simple promise: I’ll keep coming back until it’s clear I’m no longer needed.  Since then I’ve seen the needs of Haitian churches adapt. Immediately after the quake…… Continue reading Let’s Lift Up Haitian Leaders

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Investing in Long-Term Relationships

At the chewy center of Praying Pelican Missions is the local church pastor. Organizationally, they have a heartfelt desire to put the pastor’s vision for the church first and the needs of the visiting missionaries under that. So, whenever possible, short-term mission team stay with the pastor in his church or even at his house.…… Continue reading Investing in Long-Term Relationships

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Genuine Partnerships Flow Through Local Leadership

Genuine partnerships. Long-term relationships. Sustainable ministry.  Those are the three pillars of Praying Pelican Missions. Those aren’t marketing slogans. As I’ve seen over and over again those pillars are the secret sauce of what sets PPM apart from everyone else doing short-term missions. Hearing those values pour out of the mouth’s of staff and then seeing those…… Continue reading Genuine Partnerships Flow Through Local Leadership

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In Haiti… For a While

Hi. My name is Adam McLane and I’m addicted to going to Haiti. “How many times have you been to Haiti?” That’s a question I hear quite frequently when I meet people on trips. “A lot” is my new response. I suppose I could go back and count, but it’s easier to just say that…… Continue reading In Haiti… For a While

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Go to Haiti with me this April

A young man prays in Carrefour, the epicenter of the January 12th earthquake

I have remembered.  The earthquake of January 12th, 2010 brought the world’s attention to Haiti. The Western world had become comfortable, casual even, in referring to Haiti as a place of political instability and extreme poverty. Phrases like the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere rolled off the tongue easily and most Americans had very little working knowledge…… Continue reading Go to Haiti with me this April

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Haiti is Beautiful

Forget this narrative: Haiti is a dangerous, politically unstable, corrupt, and voodoo worshipping country. It’s the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, a virtual pit of foreign aid, and a place to be avoided. That’s a pre-2010 narrative. That’s like saying you shouldn’t go to Tijuana because of gang violence. There’s truth in the claim but…… Continue reading Haiti is Beautiful

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