“Every night when I go to bed, I worry about how I’ll fulfill all the promises I’ve made. And every morning when I wake up, I think I haven’t made enough promises.” Dr. Paul FarmerI have always been a busy person – between school, sports, and all my other extracurriculars, long days have become somewhat synonymous with normal life. But Haitian days are different. Most days feel like entire weeks and when my head hits the pillow the mental... Read More
What do Haitians, Texans, and Grammy award winning musicians all have in common? Spirit Fest, Central Texas’ largest family Christian music festival! In November, the 3 Cords business was provided the opportunity to be a sponsor and have a booth at Spirit Fest! This was by far the biggest event they’d ever considered and it carried a lot of risk in terms of... Read More
This was my first Caribbean Christmas & it was one for the record books. I will never forget it, the laughter, the joy, the memories made. I took so many photos, & it’s just too difficult to narrow them all down…so, here is a glimpse at my 4 day Haiti Christmas Celebration!
December 23Am I the... Read More
This year’s Thanksgiving was unlike all past snowy celebrations spent in North Dakota, which are always spent with family, friends, food, and football in front of the fireplace. This year, I spent this 90-degree Thanksgiving day with prostitutes.Today was an unusually unusual work day for me. I stepped away from my typical tasks this morning to visit a... Read More
My alarm goes off at 6:45 this morning and I hastily get ready for the day, head down to the guesthouse where 150 team members are eating breakfast, grab a cup of coffee and scoop some oatmeal into my bowl, and help among the [organized] chaos of sending teams off into the villages for the day.Can I be honest? It didn’t “feel” like Thanksgiving this morning.<br... Read More
A champion is one who fights for a cause or for another person, and this is the perfect description of our Village Champions. Each of the 37 members of this elite group, covering 11 church advancement focus villages, are fighting for the common mission to reach every man, woman and child with the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ. They must live in the village they serve and pass... Read More
Saturdays are my day off. Some Saturdays are quiet & restful – spent at home reading, hammocking, & doing laundry. Other Saturdays are spent at the beach or the grocery store. This particular Saturday was different than the “norm” & little did I know – it was exactly what my heart needed.Several of us ladies had signed up for a... Read More