So, What’s Next…?

Six months ago, I boarded a plane with nothing but my passion to serve the orphaned and vulnerable child, a suitcase filled with coffee, three different translations of the Bible, Raid (to kill all the unidentified bugs), essential oils, and one pair of wedges (because you never know when you might need some heels, even in Haiti).

I was ready for such a time as this.

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Healing for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

It was another hot Saturday in Haiti and, per usual, I was sweating. I was working with four other adults from the B2B team. The B2B team was comprised of the Haiti Site Director, child psychologist and two of our Home Captains, who are on staff with Back2Back. The Haiti Site Director oversees the entire staff here in Haiti, the site, and each partnering children’s home.  The Home Captains oversee one specific children’s home each and any staff that work directly with the home and in the home. 

We were taking 30 of the older children from two of our four homes here in Haiti to serve at a community center operated by the government for about 100 boys who live on the street. Continue reading

Haiti Flo

I want to start off by letting all of my North Carolina friends and family know how much we have been praying for you here in Haiti. Ya’ll have weathered hurricane Florence like champions and are living out what Jesus meant when He said, “love your neighbor as yourself.” Turning Flo into an outpouring of love and strength.  Continue reading

God Isn’t Just Good – He’s Personal

On August 8th, 2018 my Nana died. She had been sick for a while with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Even though I knew this day would be coming, when someone is physically taken from you it feels like the wind is knocked out of you. Or someone cuts off your arm and you know you will never get it back. Grateful though that Nana now knows the joy of what true abundant life is, fully healed in the arms of our Father.  

At the time of her death, I was in Ohio attending some trainings with Back2Back. This timing showed me just how known and loved I am by Jesus.  Continue reading


Bonjou! Or Bon Swa! Depending on what time you are reading this. Bonjou is good morning in Creole and Bon Swa is good evening. As far as the language goes, that is about all I have learned so far. Basically fluent.  

It’s been about a month since I left the US. I am getting settled in my new home, the office, and adjusting to the rhythm of Haiti. The staff and everyone I have met so far have been so encouraging, hospitable, and kind.  Continue reading

Au Revoir

My last day after almost 15 years in corporate America was on April 27th. In a couple days I will be moving to Haiti.  

This past month I have sold or given away most everything and started saying my goodbyes. I have spent time with family and friends that lift me up and encourage me as I prepare to leave.  

A question I have been getting a lot is Continue reading

Coming Home

I begin the long trip home tomorrow. I can say that I have never felt more bittersweet about anything. Since bringing the kid’s home is not exactly an option, I plan to bring home a lot of memories and everything I have learned in the last two months about life, Jesus, missions, bugs, and Indian food. Continue reading