Friday, November 25, 2011

Why are you moving to Haiti?!?

From the moment we announced our plans to move to Haiti, nearly everyone’s response has been…Why??? If you haven’t had the opportunity to ask us WHY personally, let me take this opportunity to answer your questions…

Why are you moving to Haiti? Practically speaking we want to love on the children of Ayiti.
Why- Because Our God loves us as orphans, and commands us to care for the Widowed and Orphaned. In a sense we are all orphans in this world unless we have been adopted into our Fathers family, no one deserves this kind of love. We desire to love the children of Haiti as our Heavenly Father loves us.

Are you taking Willow? Of course! She will have the opportunity to grow up bilingual and with a firm grasp of our love for people and with a thankful heart of gigantic proportions.

Is it safe? Hmm...We’ve spent a good bit of time in Haiti and never felt insecure or in trouble. There are places in Aiyti that aren’t safe, and people who want to harm others. We are taking every precaution available to us to protect our family and make wise decisions. My family’s safety comes to mind about every third thought that passes through my head. Needless to say, our safety is very important to me.

What about diseases? Just like America, Ayiti is full of diseases. We will take every precaution to protect ourselves from disease and have a magnificent support system in the case of an emergency.

Jake our 5 year old Yellow Labrador
Our cabin in Flat Rock
What about Jake and your cabin? We are hoping to find a wonderful loving home for Jake…soon. If you know anybody who wants a well trained, loveable Lab, give us a call.


We are trying to rent the cabin as well. We would love to be a blessing to someone else and provide a low cost unique home for someone who can use it. If you know someone that might be interested in the house, please pass our info on to them.

I thought you loved living in N.C.?  Let me tell you I DO! It is crazy how hard I have worked to to make a home for us near the best rivers in the southeast. I have worked hard to build a life around flowing rivers and trails. 
Playing in our back yard
However, I’ve come to learn that there are more important things in life. I do not want to look back one day and say “God didn’t impact this generation’s young people because I wanted to ride my bike and paddle my kayak.”  For me, denying this opportunity to serve in Ayiti is the equivalent of me denying the God I serve. I want to put as much effort into sharing my faith as I have spent chasing adventure. If we don’t go, I am telling my Savior, “Dying on the cross is rough and all but, the desires of my heart are more important than what you did for me.”  I certainly do not intend to imply that everyone should shed all their possessions and move to a third world country. What I am saying is this, if you feel the need to step out in faith in an area of your life…DO IT! It won’t be easy, fun, or glorious, but the freedom it will bring is indescribable.