Tag: haiti

  • Make new friends, but keep the old

    One of the joys of this trip is getting to know new people. I suppose it is odd to some that this team is assembled of people somehow related to me. Obviously, some are old friends while others are brand new to me. Though that may seem odd, it’s how my life works. As Kristen […]

  • The prayers of the people ring out

    Right now I hear a congregation praying in the first floor of the building I am trying to sleep in. I hear crickets and look out of the balcony and see returnless lightning in the distance. The night is filled with stilled activity under the oppressive humidity of the Carribean. Moments ago the congregation sang […]

  • Haiti Pre-trip trip

    The next week on my blog is going to be a smudge different. I’ll be posting updates and photos as much as I can, but it’s not possible to know what our cell reception will be like. I had hoped to have my new iPhone 4 before we left so that I could post videos […]

  • Haiti Expectations and Fears

    Last night, Kristen and I collapsed into bed. We have finally finished the physical preparations for our trip to Haiti. And now, as we laid in bed, our hearts began to sink into the reality that we are doing our first missions trip together as a couple. (Well, not including co-leading youth group trips) I’m […]

  • Social Currency

    “Why don’t they just fix it themselves?” If I had a dollar for every time someone said that to me about the people of Haiti I wouldn’t be $1700 short in my fundraising! There are a few answers to that question. At least from my über limited perspective. Haiti is so poor that they just […]

  • 3 Reasons I’m Going Back to Haiti

    On July 19th I will return to Port-au-Prince. In some ways I can’t wait to go back and see how things are progressing. And in other ways I am scared to go back because I think things are a lot worse. I’ve heard mixed reports. I’m not going alone. As our team van lumbered out […]

  • 3 Ways to Celebrate My Birthday

    So, today I  turn 34. Dang I am old. Here’s how long I’m going to lament about getting older. (One mississippi, two mississippi, three mississippi.) That’s enough self-pity. I feel better now. Now back to being bossy. I’m not much of a birthday guy. I like other people’s birthdays. I love my children’s birthdays. But […]

  • $95 per day

    For the last couple of days I’ve been captivated by the stories flowing from my friends on a trip to Port-au-Prince. A group of church leaders is there to launch a partnership program which will pair an American church with a Haitian church. (Follow the team | Give to the program) This all sprung out […]

  • Support my Haiti trip

    I would greatly appreciate any financial support you can help us with as we head back to Haiti to lead a team on July 19-25. As I mentioned in the video– we are trying to offset these expenses so we can not only honor God with our service but also our financial stewardship at the […]

  • The jugglers cup runneth over

    Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. Malachi 3:10 I’ve heard and […]