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  • Our First Coder's First Job!

    This is a blog that I have been wanting to write for a long time now, and I cannot believe that it is finally time to write it. Thank you to Arlington Baptist Church here in Jacksonville for giving us and our program a chance! I wanted to go into a little detail of what we are doing and what our plans are for the future so you can continue to pray for us and stay updated on everything.
  • My Observations in Haiti

    It had been quite a while since I had been back down to Haiti, but I was able to spend this past week with our kids, our employees, and running some errands to get ready for the start of school. It was great being back down at All Things New, and I thought I would share some of the things that I noticed in Haiti and with our kids while I was down there.
  • When Tragedy Strikes...Part 2

    Are we different?

    If we are not, there is something wrong. When tragedy strikes, GOD is still living inside of us. When things are good, GOD is still living inside of us. When we are arguing with others, GOD is still living inside of us. 

    When tragedy strikes we have joy because...GOD is still living inside of us.

  • When Tragedy Strikes

    When Tragedy Strikes in Haiti...You Lose Everything...The End.

    Nobody has insurance. Most people's family and friends are as poor as they are. And the government is certainly not going to help anyone except for themselves and their own family.

    When tragedy strikes you lose everything, and make no mistake, tragedy is striking right now.

  • The Patriotic Gospel

    Understood that we do not need conservatives/liberals in power as much as we need Jesus to make real change in our lives first, which leads to real change in our family, which leads to real change in our church, which leads to real change in our community, which leads to real change in our city, which leads to real change in our state, which leads to real change in our nation, which leads to real change in our world.
  • The Crazy $1 to HTG Exchange Rate

    To add to the already difficult economic outlook in Haiti, the exchange rate there has been fluctuating at a level that is difficult to comprehend. I am not an economist and I do not fully understand the nuances of foreign currency and how/why they fluctuate. I can, however, speak to how certain people will be affected by these fluctuations and especially how the consequences for All Things New
  • Knowledge and Love

    My prayer is that I would become the "build others up with love instead of eating the food" guy. That my love for GOD would outweigh my knowledge of Him. That my love for other people would be more important than me being "right." My prayer is that I can teach this to our kids at All Things New, my own children, and anyone else that GOD allows me to. Join me in praying that GOD changes our hearts so that we choose love over knowledge.
  • A Potential For More Political Unrest

    I say all of that to say that now that the Covid-19 fears in Haiti are subsiding and life is getting back to normal, there is a new social and political threat. Please join me in praying that it is nothing more than that...A threat.
  • Haiti Update: Employees Return, Kids in School, Tropical Storm

    To say the past few in weeks for our kids in Haiti have been eventful would be an understatement. Things in America and in Haiti have been strange lately, and it certainly seems like "strange" will be the status quo for a while in both places. Here are some updates from Haiti
  • 1st World Vs. 3rd World Vacations

    But I have to ask myself, what would I do if my brothers or sisters were starving? What if my friends did not know Jesus and were perishing apart from him? What if they were dying because of poor conditions or lack of healthcare? The answer to each of these questions is...

    They Are!

  • One of My Biggest Fears in Missions

    One of my biggest fears about doing ministry in Haiti is that I am going to teach our kids and others with whom I have influence in that country that they can find joy and be content in things other than Jesus Christ. I am so conditioned to equate a person's possessions and position with blessing that I am afraid I will do the same thing to my children and to our kids in Haiti.

    What if the very people to whom we minister would live a life passionately seeking Christ (albeit without money) if I had not come in and told them that their career and their possessions were more important. Of course I would not purposefully do this, but what if I do this with my life and with what I emphasize?

  • Our Kids in Haiti and Black Lives Matter

    First of all, it is important to note that this is a blog commenting on something that our kids in Haiti talked to me about yesterday. It has nothing to do with any type of political statement (as you will see if you continue reading), it has nothing to do with the organization called "Black Lives Matter", and it is not myself or All Things New taking a stand. That is not to say that I do not have an opinion or have not taken a stand, it is only to say that this blog is not about that.