“God loves you” is one of the most misinterpreted phrases being proclaimed this day and age. Many translate the Gospel into whatever they want it to mean and sometimes confuse others around them or even themselves…

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With each toothy or toothless smile, hug, and squeeze of the hand, these kids revived a bit of life I never thought I would see again, and I was finally able to return to my true hearts mission, to LOVE.

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It was humbling to reflect on how I ended up there. Never in my dreams would I have thought I’d be doing youth ministry in Haiti…

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Why does my God provide so well for me, but not for my starving and lonely brothers and sisters in Haiti? Mostly, what does this experience mean for my life back in the States? Can I go on living my life that is so luxurious compared to the simple lifestyle I’ve lived here? Or do I simply have more gratitude for what I have been given?

These questions all seem too hard to answer. Maybe the real problem is that I don’t want to know the real answer…

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Before going to Haiti, I was worried about the language and if I was going to be able to help and love as much as I wanted, but I saw the beautiful ways God was at work…

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What affects me is action. In Haiti, I saw so many people who live in houses made out of whatever they found on the side of the road or whatever they were given, and they have fuller, “richer” lives than many of the people in my life in England or those I have seen in America. That’s what hits me…

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.”

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