Writing has not come easily in the past months. My heart and mind have been a swirl of thought, emotion and seeking. Clarity of purpose has remained and for that I am thankful. Recent encouragement came in the form of an old story. I just finished a book entitled “Gold Cord, The Story of A […]
Joy. As I sit to edit pictures taken so far this week in Haiti, I am moved to tears by the joy that I see. The emotional climate is different since Hurricane Matthew. It is fragile and painful. This group came from Minnesota, USA to see what Patchouko has been doing at ASL. They are blessing ASL with knowledge, music, games. They share the gospel message that God’s love is for THEM, for all of us, in good times and in bad. For this MN group, coming to “see” means digging in deep. It means giving of heart and soul. It looks like stepping into the culture without reservation, It is serving the boys and serving the servants here. To this I am the privileged observer. From behind my camera lens I am blessed to capture joy amidst the pain. The deep and wide love of God has moved me to tears. Take a peek and feel the joy!
I posted my very first facebook video – in the same clothes I wore yesterday, the same clothes I slept in after being up until 3 am, and it didn’t even matter. God has stripped any hesitation I have ever had of “putting myself out there”. If not us, then who??!! Right? Jesus told us […]
You’re likely familiar with the song “Oceans” by Hillsong. As we watched the waters rise in our former hometown of Charles City, IA two weeks ago it was our prayer for friends there to keep their eyes above the waves, their souls resting in God’s embrace. The afternoon of September 27th the same Cedar River […]
We had taken 5 of my fellow travelers to the airport in Port Au Prince for their return flight home. On a mission to make the most of the 4 hour drive to the capital city from Les Cayes, we set out on a few errands. When the first stop proves to be helpful but […]