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. […]

11th Sep

His Plan For Me: Miami (photo blog)

As I shared in a recent post, I stayed home here in Arkansas for the majority of the summer, while Eric served in Haiti. Here is the post I shared about Christ’s plan for the everyday in my life.  And the community I found while serving apart from Eric this summer After posting this I […]

05th Sep

Food for Thought – Haiti, Taste the Fruits

When starting to think through the realities of day to day life on a mission trip, one question you may be thinking is “What will I eat?” In this series, PPM’s Missions Coordinators and Full-time Missionaries want to offer you a little insight into the delicious international cuisine we get to eat on a day […]

17th Feb

The Secret to Giving Great Gifts – A Spin of The Globe

I kept that fabulous bouquet alive as long as could, carefully toting it from Sosua to Santiago to Santo Domingo… It was an extravagant demonstration of love and goodwill that was utterly useless beyond the ability to bring beauty into my room and my heart. It was unexpected and freely given. It made me rich.

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 […]

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 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 […]

30th Apr

The Power of One

Julianna is a young, beautiful, country girl hailing from Jasper, Alabama. She was on a trip earlier this year that we led during New Years (remember the video of the kids opening the gifts??) and like so many others, she fell in love with the children of Life is Hope Orphanage. During our time there, one […]

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 […]