Today is our last day. We leave for Miami late this afternoon and due to the complexities of travel to Haiti, (meaning: cost, flight times, etc.) we are spending the night in Miami and then heading back to the airport at 5am for our 7am flight back to NJ on Sunday. Prayers are always appreciated […]Read More #Haiti2017 Wrapping Up
Welp…this trip has been unique in the sense that we did some sightseeing, tourism, and team building early…buuuuutttt that ended today. Today…we WORKED! We started off the day with songs…as usual, I exhausted my knowledge of Creole songs in about 8 minutes, but the kids didn’t seem to mind much. I had another chance […]Read More Haiti VBS 3.0
Hello there, Haiti…it’s been two years, but it’s nice to see you again! Team Haiti 2107 arrived on Haitian soil approximately 5pm Thursday night and went thru the usual chaos and uncertainty of customs and baggage. Overall though, travel was smooth and uneventful…but long! We are very thankful for God’s grace in our journey. […]Read More Haiti 2017 Days 1-2
So. Yeah. Friday’s during Haiti VBS are nuts! Reason being…the kids all expect us to give them presents in the last day. We certainly has our share of soccer balls (about 50) and various other things…but when you have a couple hundred kids that doesn’t go very far. Chaos is a good word to describe […]Read More Haiti Day 5 = Chaos (and Bools)
I think it would be safe to say that we’ve all experienced a wide variety of emotions these last few days. Joy at seeing the smiles, laughter, and hi-jinks of the kids; bewilderment at how things got this bad and how we can best help; a dose of conflicted aggravation from being asked for money, […]Read More Haiti: Days 3 and 4 – All In It
One of the things I am liking the most is the chance that we have every night to sing together, be in God’s word together, and share what is going on in our hearts. Last night Alex challenged us from Matthew 19 that we desire most of the time to be first in yet Jesus […]Read More Haiti – Day 3 – It Begins
Welp, after a time of worship and a word last night from Psalm 1, most of us slept pretty well. It is H-O-T. Personally I don’t think I’ve ever sleep-sweated like that before, unless I was breaking a fever. (Oversharing?) Still, with 3.5 hrs of sleep on Friday, a sweaty 8hrs felt great! After breakfast […]Read More Haiti – Day 2: Orphanage, Churchnp, and…Oh yeah…the Citadel
This is the view from the veranda! It is a beautiful mission house and a beautiful breeze and keep things nice and cool! Praise God we had problem-free travel! Everything was so smooth. We are is settling in to the house here at Deep River Mission. We are looking forward to tomorrow where we will […]Read More Haiti – Day 1: We Made It!
I’m still trying to wrap my bald head around the events of this week, on a few levels. Today, my son graduates High School…which just can’t be as he was just 2 years old yesterday, watching Toy Story 1 and 2 (back to back on DVD), sitting in his Elmo chair, with his blanket and pacifier. […]Read More Haiti 2015: T-Minus 3 Days
Video Summary from our trip! Enjoy!Read More GPBC Haiti Missions Trip video posted!