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Haiti: What I Learned

It’s been hard to sort out my thoughts surrounding this trip. I experienced so many emotions, both extremely joyous as well as completely heartbroken.   Before I dive into all that, I want to tell you a little about our family’s personal situation, and our “plan” for the next few years. {I say plan very loosely, as we know that God has ultimate control over it all, and we are open to any changes He makes!} My husband Byron has been in the military for 12 years. A few years ago, he shared a desire to enter a program called the Chaplain Candidacy Program. Through Read More

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Haiti: What We Did

On Monday, I shared with you some of my observations about life in Haiti. Today, I’m going to show you some of the projects that my team undertook during our stay, and tell you a little about some of the ministries taking place on the Borel compound where we were staying! The Borel Compound The Borel compound houses about a dozen missionaries, most of whom live there full-time. It is surrounded by a wall, with a guarded gate and 24 hour security personnel. Even with these measures in place, Haiti seemed like a fairly safe place, and not crime-ridden like one might expect. This is Read More

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Life in Haiti

We returned home yesterday from 8 days in sunny Haiti on a mission trip with our church. People keep asking me how my trip was and I don’t know how to answer. It was great! But it was also sad, and hard, emotional, convicting, wonderful… just so many things! Overall, I’m so glad I went and I learned a lot. I plan on writing a few posts about some of the things we did and saw there, but today I wanted to tell you about what life is like in Haiti. It was jarring, and so different from life here in the US. Let me Read More

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Off we go: HAITI!!!

I am SO EXCITED to leave tonight on our long-awaited mission trip to Haiti!! We have received overwhelming support from friends and family — thank you all so much who have given money and donations, and those praying for us!   If you’d like to pray for us while we are gone, here are some things you can add to your list: *Prayer Requests*  safe travels open hearts for those we are ministering to that we will encounter the people who need us pray that God is with our words and actions, so we can represent Him in the best possible way! no motion sickness {I’m Read More

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Haiti: How You Can Help!

Byron and I are SO excited that we are joining a missions team to Haiti this winter! I want to tell you a little bit about what we will be doing there and how YOU can help!! Our team is going to be in Haiti from January 9th through the 16th. While we have both been on mission trips before, this is the first time to Haiti for both of us {though not the rest of the team — they are old pros!} Haiti is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. It shares the island of Hispañola with the Dominican Republic. It is a poverty-stricken nation, Read More