26th Oct

The Ultimate Mission Trip Style Guide: Wet Hair, Don’t Care – Part 2.

Top-knots, man-buns – it’s a long-haired world out there y’all. Whether you are lady like myself or a long-haired dude, if you’re going on a mission trip, chances are you’ve asked yourself: “What will I do with all this hair?”   Side note: If you haven’t checked out my first post on this topic, click here […]

13th Oct

Liar Liar: Summer Highlights 2015

Here we are again, taking the time to truly answer the age old question “How was your summer?” with a highlight recap! Bethany: For me this summer was full of so many good moments. Since a lot of our teams we led were returning teams, we saw a lot of familiar faces – and a […]

06th Oct

Week 5 and 6 – a simple photo blog

For the next two weeks, we had so much happen, but didn’t have any teams. We did a lot of traveling, prepping, visiting other teams in country and gearing up for our last trips of the season! Oh, and Edison learned to walk! Here’s some pictures from that time.   -Bethany

23rd Sep

5 Minutes of My Day: Picking Thorns

We have just arrived in Haiti and we’ve booked it to Manze Marie, a mountainside village just outside of the city of Jacmel. We’ve just spent the past 45 minutes driving one of the roughest (if not the roughest) road I’ve ever driven. But now, here I am, standing at the church, overlooking the beautiful […]

16th Sep

We Are(n’t) the Perfect Family

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, professional pictures, blog posts – to the social media world, and maybe to you, my family may look perfect. I get encouraging, genuine, loving comments day to day about how beautiful Edison is, or our family is, etc. And it means so much to me. It is so incredibly kind and lifts […]

14th Sep

Bordeless T-Shirts — Round 2!

Borderless. It can mean a lot of things. Maybe it’s a reflection of your heart to reach the nations and share the love of Christ throughout the world. Maybe it’s a picture of God’s grace and forgiveness and how it goes beyond who you are and where you’re from. Maybe you’re tired of lines being drawn in […]

10th Sep

Storytellers – Guest Blog: Experiencing culture shock in my own culture

Some of our partners-in-crime in Haiti are our good friends Almando and Cassie Jean-Louis. Living and working full-time in Haiti, they are our on-the-ground ministry coordinators for the country. They are raising their two beautiful children in their home-town of Gressier and living life to the fullest. I first met Almando on January 7th, 2012. […]

04th Sep
CityReach 2015

Week 4 – CityReach in Wisconsin

Our summer has wrapped up by now, but that doesn’t mean we have slowed down any! We’re finally home for long enough to feel like we can catch our breath, which means we have the time to complete our week-by-week overview of our summer of ministry. What that.. on to week four! Serving by serving, […]

14th Jul

Week 3 – Meadowview, Mathiston and Crosspoint – Pastor Valcourt

For our third week of ministry this summer, we had the chance to serve with Pastor Valcourt in Mariani with 3 teams: Meadowview Baptist Church from MS Mathiston Baptist Church from MS Crosspoint Fellowship from TX So wow – what a busy, productive week! Our ministries were: Construction, helping put windows in at the church, […]

07th Jul

5 Minutes of my Day: 9 Months is a Life

  “Chale a cho”. ([Even] the heat is hot) My phrase for the day rolls off my tongue to the kids at the orphanage. They laugh at me, as they play football in long-sleeve hand-me-down sweaters. It’s moments like this that I love…I get to just be fully present in the moment, these slow-paced, beauty-filled moments. […]

25th Jun

Week 2: Compass – Pastor Elbarre

Our second week of trips was a special one, to say the least. If you want to take a moment and read the trip journal  – go here! First off – my mom came down for her first trip!!   This in and of itself was such a huge thing for us. Not only did […]

23rd Jun

Wait, You Take Your Baby Where?

“I can’t resent this baby.” – these are the words I said to Eric in late night confidence after I found out I was pregnant. Most women say that sentence as they process and “grieve” the passing of their old life and acceptance of their new life as a mother. But for me, that sentence […]

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