04th Sep
Spilled Paint

5 Minutes of My Day: Neon-Orange

Marlo and I are having a busy, productive, and fun day together, driving around completing our various tasks for the day while the team is starting up their third day of ministry with VBS at the orphanages. We seldom get to spend as much time together as we used to when we were together at HCO […]

28th Aug

Liar Liar: Summer Highlight?

It’s not hard for me to know where my summer highlight happened. Almost my entire summer was spent in the community of Bon Repos, Haiti. A small country-like community north of Port-au-Prince. A community where cows are the traffic in the road, water is on your south-west and the hillsides begin slowly rolling into tall […]

15th Aug
Holding Hands

Liar Liar

Can I confess something to y’all? I am a liar. The worst offender – the casual, simple liar. How are you today Bethany? Fine, you? Fib, Lie. It seems like everyone always has a question for us when we return, we love talking about Haiti so its something we enjoy, answering questions and talking about […]

18th Jul
Casey Poe

Guest Post: Hi, my name is Casey.

As typical with our job, we get the awesome opportunity to lead all kinds of mission teams from North America. My first team of the summer season was a group of Engineers from Engineering Ministries International, Canada. The group consisted of 11 members one of whom I feel like could be my long lost sister. […]

06th Jul
Haiti Worship

5 Minutes of My Day: No Tomorrow

It’s been such an exhausting day. Filling water, getting food for the team, purchasing items for the community, distributing donations and ministry money, leading in ministry and the list goes on. So many things clamour for my attention day to day. After helping coordinate the feeding all 87 children at the orphanage, the group goes […]

21st Jun
Is Haiti Dangerous?

Liar, Liar: But Isn’t Haiti Dangerous?

I am so glad that you are here reading this post. When people find out Eric and I work as Mission Coordinators for Praying Pelican in Haiti, this is typically one of the first questions they ask. This question is broad, emotional, and controversial in nature. To say that Haiti is a place without crime, […]

11th Jun

5 Minutes of My Day: Junior’s Hands

Eric, Josue and I are riding in the car, scouring the streets of Carrefour for guitar strings. We finally spot a store and as I’m pulling over, a car washer boy taps on the glass. I motion for him to follow us out of the traffic and I park on the side of the road. […]

06th Jun

It’s The Little Things

It’s the little things that mean the most sometimes. It’s the eyes of a community child searching your face for approval after washing the car for you. It’s the silly faces made by a construction worker with the orphanage children. It’s the song of our Haitian staff leading the group in worship. It’s the young […]

20th May

5 Minutes of My Day: Saplings

It’s time for tree ministry with the team. Mango, lime, coconut, orange and papaya. I grab two of the largest coconut trees. They’re my favorite. We’re approaching the next home in the community and a woman about my age meets us at the gate. “Bonjou!” the team greets her with their wide-smiles and nervous laughter. It’s […]

13th May

Spring 2013 Haiti Trip Recap

Hello friends! It’s been a while since I’ve last written, so I wanted to take some time to recap our last trip down to Haiti. While summer is our biggest season for leading mission trips, we always have a handful of teams that come and serve during Spring Break. This year, Bethany and I had […]

25th Feb

The Teacher and the Taught

**Disclaimer: I am indeed doing alright. I am not depressed, dealing with a serious illness or with problems in my marriage. However, I am listening to the sound advice of a good friend and allowing myself to blog about the good, the bad and the ugly. Our lifestyle isn’t always easy and I don’t want […]

18th Feb

A Spaghetti Frame of Mind

Big decisions for our future, Life is Hope, HCO, death and life, Parenthood (not the TV show), Work, Family needs, House prep before we leave, Loosing weight, Lent, Juice Fasting, Depravity of the human race, Lunch, Kids in Haiti, Slavery, Adoption, etc. This is my mind this morning. This is my mind every morning, but […]

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