04th Nov

It’s Orphan Awareness Month!

Did you know that the month of November is Orphan Awareness Month? Like every year, we love to use this month to step back and see how we as a couple are contributing to the orphan aide across the world. Living in the age of computers and technology, it’s super easy to support a child […]

30th Oct

Guest Post: Hi, My name is Haley.

Haley is one of those girls who you know God is going to use to do something big in this world. Her heart for Haiti, the kids at Life is Hope and for Christ is in a word, contagious. Her laughter and humorous spirit breathe joy into the little moments of life when you are […]

21st Oct
Jason Clark

Guest Post: Hi, My Name Is Jason.

Jason is one of those kind of guys who my old youth pastor would describe as “solid” – an all around good man, compassionate, joyful and firm on a foundation of Christ and who He is. He’s been with joining with PPM since 2011, taking trips to Haiti each year. The relationships he and his […]

17th Oct

5 Minutes of My Day: De-segregation

It’s Sunday morning and I’m with a team who comes to Haiti often. They are a beautiful example of consistent and long-term partnership, returning back to the same community and partnering with the same local pastor. Even more exciting is that the team is even working within the church plants that have come from the […]

14th Oct

8 Things Disney’s Pocahontas Taught Me About Missions

We all know Pocahontas is boss. She’s the epitome of what every young girl wants to be, or at least to me she always was. Long dark flowy hair (that never tangles, even as she runs the hidden pine-trails of the forest) perfectly tanned skin without a single freckle, she holds eagles on her arms with […]

10th Oct
PPM Haiti Staff at Airport

Liar, Liar: How Was Your Summer? (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of my last, where I began to do my best to answer the question you inevitably hear from friends, family, and acquaintances after returning from a summer leading mission teams. So, how was our summer? It was full of blessings. Ask anyone who has been on a mission trip how their […]

09th Oct

5 Minutes of My Day: Oil and Water

I’m not even leading this team, but I’m sleeping at this guest house. Eric is leading the team that is lodging at this facility, I’m merely just stealing a bed for the night. I haven’t been here in a month or so, so I’m emotional as I drive into the lot. To my delight, the […]

07th Oct
Rachel at LIH

Guest Post: Hi, my name is Rachel.

Rachel is an awe-inspiring woman of Christ. She was on a trip I led this past summer and led us in worship every morning and night. It was an absolute joy to serve alongside her during the week and be ushered into the presence of Christ through her humble heart, beautiful voice and guitar. Her […]

03rd Oct
Bethany's Braid

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

America, land of the hair dryer. I remember my first trip to Belize, I was full of questions.. “do I need to take a hair-dryer?” “will other girls dry their hair?” “wait, am I supposed to wear it wet?” The answers are: no, not if they are smart, and yes.  I will be one of […]

26th Sep

I am Flawed, but He is Enough.

Friends, Can we be fully transparent today? Do you ever have those days where it feels like you’re doing everything wrong? That somehow you’ve managed to seemingly ruin everything you touch? Well, that’s how I feel today. From shrinking a load of brand-new dresses in the wash, to breaking a dish in the sink, burning […]

12th Sep
Apparent Project Store

The Apparent Project, Haiti

Have you ever heard of The Apparent Project? Watch this video for a brief but beautiful intro and who they are and what they’re doing in Haiti! The Apparent Project artisans’ guild addresses Haiti’s orphan crisis at the root. To quote them from their site: “Our name reflects our passion: We want to see Haitian […]

07th Sep
Photo by Andrew Lamb

5 Minutes of My Day: Was She an Angel?

I’ve been sitting here in this hospital for 3 hours, waiting to see a nurse or doctor with this sick baby in my arms. I’m keeping him as comfortable as possible, but I’m not going to lie, I’m nervous. His heart rate is too high. His temperature is scorching hot. He’s sleeping like a rock […]