On January the 12th of 2010, while Amanda and I were celebrating her birthday, the Republic of Haiti experienced a catastrophic earthquake. The quake occurred only two days after the public launch of Remedy Church, and compelled our young church to gain global perspective in a way that we couldn’t have anticipated. After several months of researching potential partnerships with NGO’s who were working in Haiti, we connected with Chris Marlow and his organization (Help One Now) that was working to engage the global orphan crisis and global poverty through sustainable efforts.
From that first conversation with Marlow in June of 2010 through today, Remedy Church has been blessed with the opportunity to dig two water wells, creatively partner with Pastor Gaetan’s orphanage and church, support a Haitian teacher, and fund one of our Remedy Covenant Partners as a missionary alongside Help One Now.
In July of 2011, Wayne Witzke and I travelled to Haiti with Chris Marlow to meet our Haitian friends and partners, and explore the next steps for our partnership with Help One Now. Over the past three years, I have prayed for an opportunity to travel back to Haiti with my wife.
That opportunity has finally arrived.
I will be returning to Haiti in July of 2014.
Amanda and I will be traveling with a team of Covenant Partners from Remedy Church. This will be our first team to send to Haiti. We will be supporting (financially and physically) Haitian builders in the building of a solid home for a local Haitian family who own the property and will inhabit the home once it has been completed. We will also be doing some CPR training, photography work, and a couple of other futuring projects while we are on the ground.
I am overjoyed that I will see my friends in Haiti again soon.
And I can’t wait to introduce them to my wife… and a few of the amazingly generous people from Remedy who have sent love, prayers, and support since 2010.