I’ve been living in Haiti about 18 months now & I’m getting better at Creole, but I’m certainly nowhere near fluent. So many of my Creole conversations include hand gestures, me asking them to speak slower, a few English words thrown in, & lots of laughter.In Haitian church services, it is very rare that I actually understand a... Read More
Living in a culture different than your own has its challenges, its laughs, and more than anything its teachable moments. Living here has challenged many of the things that I thought were undeniably true, and helped me to understand that context and culture is what gives meaning to anything. While culture dictates most things, there is one thing that it does not and that is... Read More
My heart was opened so wide during a quick visit to the Haiti Deaf Children's Home on a recent morning. It was a unique situation to not be able to communicate verbally at all, not even in Creole. But God brought me back to the language of love. He reminded me that words aren't always necessary to communicate love. I felt so loved by these sweet children through... Read More
It is always an awesome blessing to hear stories of how God is moving through MOH. We know He desires to bring the people of Haiti to Him and He certainly uses many different people and methods to do so; recently Blake Steczkowski, a student at Texas A&M, shared his story of how God pursued him to serve the people of Haiti!“Ever since... Read More
I could probably write a small novel about how my trip to MOH/Haiti has impacted my life, but I would say the biggest way is that it reminded me that we are all children of God. No matter where you live, we all love the same God.
On my 2nd trip to MOH, we went to Leveque for village time. The very first house we approached, we met a lady, Olivia. We... Read More
My story of MOH almost seems unbelievable. For as long as I can remember, my heart has beat for Haiti and it's people. Whenever I would see pictures of beautiful Haitians or Haiti itself, my heart would well up and I knew what passion was. I dreamed of visiting but fear kept me from hopping the small pond and jumping into love. Summer of 2013, while... Read More
“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