I Choose to Trust – One Year in Haiti

October 10th marked the one year anniversary of our mission team moving to Haiti and beginning mission here at the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization! I can’t believe it has been a year, but I am blessed and encouraged by all that God has done in these past twelve months. I have […]

Be missionary!

Something that I hear often is what a great person I am for being a missionary in Haiti. I think people admire the thought of someone temporarily giving up their life in the U.S. to go to some poor foreign country to feed the hungry and clothe the naked even though our mission here is […]

Do You Want to Work for the Gospel?

“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few. . .” This is the beginning of one of my favorite scriptures. Even though I love this scripture, it can also be difficult and challenging. It saddens me because I have seen the reality that the “laborers for the harvest” (Christians who are willing to live […]

This is Haiti (T.I.H.)

About two months ago, as Fr. Louis, Michel (Fr. Louis’ brother), Sara, MarcArthur (Haitian missionary), and I were driving to see the Missionaries of Charity we got to talking about the many things that are so . . . Haiti. I remembered that movie, and in particular that scene, and I thought to myself “This is Haiti.”

Now every time something happens that could only happen here or is just normal/expected by Haitian standards, our response is “T.I.H.”

God Keeps His Promises – Part II

God loves to fulfill His promises!  Since the earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, some of us in Life Teen have felt that God wanted us to open a Catholic mission base in Haiti. The more we learned about Haiti – poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, little or no youth ministry, some villages […]

Adjusting to Life in Haiti

It’s day 12 of Mission Haiti, and I’m running out of clean underwear. It’s ok though because we’re leaving to go home now, right? Nope, we bought one-way tickets to come here! Eleven days is probably the longest I’ve ever been on a foreign mission. I usually don’t have to worry about keeping clothes clean […]

God is Faithful (Part 2)

My missionary formation year at Covecrest (in Tiger, Georgia) was the greatest year of my life. And although I was hesitant to go because of my desire to only serve in Haiti, I can now say that full-time missions in Haiti would not be possible without the formation, healing, rhythm of prayer, and community that […]

God is Faithful (Part 1)

Has the Lord ever placed a desire on your heart or made known to you that he was calling you to something great, but it took months or even years to come to fruition? Maybe the Lord was trying to purify your desires, maybe the timing wasn’t right, or maybe the Lord felt that you […]

MY MOM MADE ME GO TO LIFE TEEN

My mom made me go to Life Teen.  Every time I reach some new milestone in life or have another amazing experience, I think about how it wouldn’t be happening if my mom didn’t make me go to Life Teen. When I was about to start high school, my parish decided that in order to get […]

Haiti: Praying from the Heart

We, the Covecrest missionaries had the opportunity to do a foreign mission in Haiti from Dec. 5th to Dec. 12th. We stayed at an orphanage called Kay Mari Manman Tout Timoun(Home of Mary, Mother of All Children). During our time there, we led a youth night on dignity and chastity for the village of Dandann.  We completed work projects […]