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Ryan’s Trip: Day 7 – The Last Day

It’s nearly midnight in Haiti. But it’s the last night for our team. For my teams, this means an emotionally draining night. The children know we leave shortly, and we are stuck in the bittersweet place where we are returning to spouses and family, but...

Ryan’s Trip: Day 6 – Wednesday in Haiti

Wednesdays in Haiti are great. During the day there is the market and at night is church meeting. Most of all it is about being able to just spend time in Haiti. Work has continued on the short term mission team house. The roof is completed and plumbing for two...

Ryan’s Trip: Day 5 – A Different Perspective

Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? (James 2:5 ESV) My first trip to Haiti in September 2007 just happened to have me reading through...
Ryan’s Trip: Day 4 – Another Day in Paradise

Ryan’s Trip: Day 4 – Another Day in Paradise

Another day in paradise, that is what we jokingly say this about Haiti.  However if you’ve ever been here you know the sense in which this is a true statement.  Waking up to the sound of roosters and a few Creole voices is one or the best feelings in the world....

Ryan’s Trip: Day 3 – Sunday in Haiti

Sunday in Haiti is a wonderful day.  Everyone is excited to be able to go to church and worship the Lord.  Matt Fox from St. Louis explains it is nice to see Sunday observed and set aside without worrying about the day’s schedule. The central church in Sodo...