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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

28th May

5 Minutes of My Day: Naked Fish

There’s nothing in this world much more universally adorable than a bare baby bottom. It’s one of those naturally beautiful things, the innocence of a little kid. It makes me laugh like nothing else to see those baby buns bouncing along the ocean shoreline or standing in the tub waiting for mom to start their bath. Children […]

24th Aug
Eric & Beth

Hello Family and Friends!

Welcome to our website and blog! This is where we will update our supporters, friends, family and everyone else of our lives! Take some time to click around the site and get used to where everything is located. We will be making a few more changes as we get geared up and get all the […]