Leaving for Haiti

Today I start my trip to Haiti. I will fly from Fayetteville to DFW to Ft. Lauderdale today, then stay overnight in FL. I've got an early flight out of FLL tomorrow to Port au Prince, after which I will hop on a small place to NW Haiti.

Tropical Storm Emily is expected to have already passed Haiti before we arrive and will not have yet hit Florida by the time we leave.

I have a mix of emotions right now. I'm so thankful for this opportunity - God opened doors that I thought would certainly remain shut. Praise Him! I'm excited to get out of my comfort zone for a bit and feel a heavy burden to not let his opportunity go by without it impacting my life for the long haul. Am I going to try to do my minuscule part to help the people of Haiti? Yes. But if I look at this trip as only a way to serve the less fortunate, I am missing the impact that sin has on my daily life and the great need I personally have for growth.

We are all in some type of poverty, whether the source be financially, relationally, spiritually or {fill in the blank}. The people of Haiti are in great need - I'm not sure my heart is ready to experience the disparities I will witness. I, too, am in great need of my Savior and am full of gratitude that He has afforded me an opportunity like this to learn more about myself and the chance to love on others like Jesus did. Oh, how I pray I'm able to do that!

I'm not exactly sure what communication will look like. I hope to update a couple of times from Haiti, but we'll see. I will return from this trip late on Saturday the 13th.

Thanks for all of your support and prayers along the way.


  1. Can't wait to hear about your trip! I'll pray for you!

  2. You are a lovely person. I wish you the best!

  3. I'll be praying for you Nicole. May God give you strength, wisdom and, love for these people. Hope it is a great trip!