Sunday, April 15, 2012

Haiti Bound

Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with running...

It's official.

On June 10, I will be leaving for a 7-day mission trip to Haiti. We will be flying into the Dominican Republic and then traveling by bus to Pedernales. We'll be bussed across the border each day to work in small Haitian community. There will be a medical team as well as a construction team and the goal is to build two house and one classroom (or vise versa) during our stay. 

I have been praying for Haiti and its people since the terrible earthquake in January 2010 and began praying in January 2011 for an opportunity to participate in a Haitian mission trip. I never expected the opportunity to come so quickly, nor did I expect to be traveling with a group of people I don't even know (will post this story later!). But God is faithful to answer our prayers...even in unexpected ways. 

I have gotten mixed reactions from family and friends about my trip. While I do understand the concerns - both for my own safety and about leaving my family - there is no doubt in my mind that God has called me to serve in this country. If I do not go, I am being disobedient. And if I say, "Wait - it's not time," I am also being disobedient. Thus, I am going now...and again if He calls me to do so. I am confident He will bless my obedience because that's what He promises...

"And we know that God causes everything to work together
for the good of those who love God 
and are called according to His purpose for them." 
Romans 8:28 (NLT)

I am seeking prayer partners who will commit to pray for our team in the coming months and  while we are away. If you are willing to do so, please let me know. 


  1. I am willing to be a prayer partner

    1. Thanks, Jeb! I appreciate your support. I will be posting in the weeks leading up to the trip and hopefully a few times while I'm there.

    2. I will be praying and it is encouraging to see you being obedient! God doesnt always call us to comfort, but to trust and obey and that is just what you are doing!! Please let me know how to pray specific for you and the team! I know God is already going before yall preparing the heart of the people you will love on!! The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.....He calls us to share the gospel Matt 28:19&20(i think thats correct)=) love you. Will be praying for your family back home as well!

    3. Thank you, Laura Beth! I'll be posting specific prayer requests as we approach the trip! Will also be praying for you as you prepare for your time in Africa this summer!