A Good Day

The sun rises and we stretch ourselves long, finally free of another restless night. Our toes and fingertips brush the mosquito nets which surround us, and we hear the sounds of roosters crowing, donkeys braying, Miguel outside sweeping the dirt. Children scramble down the mountainside with the day’s wood, and the smell of cooking fires … More A Good Day

Haiti – Week 1

We have been in Haiti for almost a week and the GFBC team left this morning. It’s been a busy week but the next two weeks will probably be much slower. Saturday we arrived in the chaotic airplane hangar that has served as the arrival terminal since the earthquake. It was an intense experience for … More Haiti – Week 1

On Our Way to Haiti

Our family has been back in Sweet Home Alabama since Saturday, June 9th. So far, we have had a very productive and fun visit to our home state. Our time has been spent visiting family and friends, speaking at several churches, and taking care of doctor/dentist/optometrist appointments. It has been wonderful to reconnect with so … More On Our Way to Haiti

In Haiti Again…

Another team has journeyed to Haiti in order to assist with some projects and continue to build relationships with the Holy Bible Church and the surrounding community. Jeremy is on this trip, as well as several other men, most of them mission trip “veterans”. I don’t have all of their names, but when they return I’m sure Jeremy … More In Haiti Again…

Out of Darkness

I have been unable to finish my account of our trip to Haiti, in part due to the busyness of home schooling, soccer games, dance class and all the other activities that seem to fill my days, but primarily because of my sheer inability to get something down on paper that conveys my experiences in … More Out of Darkness

The Journey North

The journey across Haiti to the small town of Petite Riviere was long and filled with sights which were new to me. When driving through the country side of Alabama it is very common to see pastures full of cows, horses or goats. Occasionally a hen house can be seen in rural areas of the … More The Journey North


Some of what I’ve written here is straight from my journal because I want you to get a sense of the raw, unedited emotion I felt at the time. You may be surprised at some of it, but I’m striving here for honesty and not the toned down happy mission trip story that so many … More Overwhelmed