Images from Southern Haiti

As someone who has been traveling to Haiti for four years ‘s — and who has witnessed the incredible resilience of that country’s people — it is impossible for me to be objective about the impact of Hurricane Matthew. Almost 10 months have passed since the killer storm battered Haiti’s southern peninsula, and there are ...

Reflections on a Nicaraguan Student

A couple of weeks ago, as I attended my fifth-grade son’s open house, I marveled at how much technology American children have at their disposal. It was the end of the year, and the kids were turning in the laptops their school had provided for homework. Yes, school-provided laptops! I compared this to my experiences ...

Pray for Haiti

29. November 2016 From the Field 0
    In September – literally two days before Hurricane Matthew devastated the southern peninsula of Haiti – I was in the country for the dedication of two schools. Sadly, one of those missions was damaged by the storm. Just two months have passed since Matthew made landfall, and already the news media has moved ...

A Blessed Transformation in Haiti

14. April 2016 From the Field 0
Just in the last decade, teacher Camineta Guillame has witnessed a transformation in the way Haitian students act. Sometimes God’s revelations occur at the most unexpected times. I experienced one of those transformative moments on a recent mission trip in the Central Plains of Haiti. It was one of those rainy days, so our group ...

Saving a Soul on the Streets of San Salvador

05. November 2014 From the Field 0
If it hadn’t all unfolded before my eyes, I’m not sure I would have believed what I saw. I was on a mission trip to El Salvador, helping our Goods-In-Kind partner, Fundacion Una Mano Amiga, feed the homeless on a rainy Friday night. Carlos Pineda, who had organized this street ministry, was moving from person ...

The Freedom to Worship

17. July 2014 Faith 0
Here’s a question for you: do you feel persecuted for being a Christian? Admittedly, religious freedom issues are a hot topic for many Americans. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that the Lord’s Prayer was recited in school every day and the Ten Commandments stood as a monument on many courthouse lawns. But before ...

Mission trip to Nicaragua

25. February 2014 children, Water 1
Recently, when I was on a mission trip in Nicaragua, I was struck by how subdued all the little children were at each of my stops. I could certainly understand. After all, I would be intimidated if strangers walked into my village. But one would think you would still meet one or two outgoing kids. ...