08th Jan

5 Minutes of My Day: Ricky’s Coins

His heart and eyes and dreams are so colorful, so beautiful and big. My heart aches for his future. I plant a firm kiss on his blistering hot and sweaty forehead and whisper prayers of provision over his life.

16th Dec

I’m a Mess, But He is Enough.

I’m sitting here in Florida at our Winter staff meetings with PPM. Our Belize Country Coordinator told a story of a friend who was giving a devotional at a men’s meeting and ended up simply saying these three words: “I’m a mess.” And then he listed things he was thankful for. I immediately found myself […]

10th Dec

Liar Liar: How does Culture Shock end?

“What’s it like to come out on the other end of culture shock? (Does it ever end?)” Culture shock is different for each person. But what is it like coming out of the other end? What an excellent question. Culture shock is a natural response of any human after spending an extended period of time […]

12th Nov
Eric and Bethany at the Apparent Project

When I am Distant, He is Enough.

Yesterday was a hard day. I was just sick of myself. Ever have those days? Tired of the same old you waking up and being stuck in the same ruts? I was, I am. I sat down to blog, like I have been trying to do for the past week, and nothing would come out. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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