The Lamb’s Gate

The Lamb’s Gate

As I lay awake thinking about the day’s events, remembering my God sightings, and anxiously awaiting the next morning’s beginning, I felt compelled to write how I viewed this VBS mission as a whole. I was inspired by the faith, laughter, and love of my fellow team...

Abundant Blessings

Abundant Blessings

March 2018 was my first trip to Haiti and I was struck by the… third-world-ness of Cap Haitien and Caracol. I thoroughly enjoyed playing with the girls, which was the highlight of my time there. This time around, we didn’t have quite as much time to play, but I...

Looking Out the Window

Looking Out the Window

When you travel, do you ever look out the window in awe of the majesty of the Creator and His creation? Whether we go by plane, train, or automobile…or by foot; whether we travel the ends of the earth or take a step outside our home, time spent considering His...

Small Hands, Big Impact

Small Hands, Big Impact

Small Hands, Big Impact March 2018 was my first trip to Haiti.  As a matter of fact, it was my first trip out of the country (not counting a couple of day trips to Canada, which is literally visiting one town over).  I was a member of the construction team which was...

When Are We Building A Boy’s Home?

When Are We Building A Boy’s Home?

“When Are We Building a Boy’s Home?”  and Moving Forward in Caring for Orphans   Learn to do right! Seek justice,    encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless,   plead the case of the widow.                                        Isaiah 1:17...

This is Me! This is LOVE!

This is Me! This is LOVE!

My first mission to Haiti was in 2011.  I’d never really recognized a push from God like what I experienced before this mission.  It was incredible.  It was truly a leap of faith for me, I had no earthly idea why God would want me to go to Haiti.  And it was...

Smiling Faces

Smiling Faces

A few years ago a group of women came to speak to our church about Strong Tower Orphanage. Because I knew some of these women personally, I also knew that they were speaking from the heart. As if there could be any doubt! They told us of challenges and celebrations,...

Stanley

Stanley

Psalm 116: 1-2 “I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.” That was today’s verse on my Daily Bible Verse app. It reminded me of my mission trip to Haiti and of the...

A Picture of the Gospel

A Picture of the Gospel

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” Psalm 68:5 I went to Caracol, Haiti for the first time when I was 16, a few years before Strong Tower opened. My time in Haiti was beautiful and wonderful and heartbreaking and inspiring...