Families Outreach has a team of six men setting out tomorrow on a trip across the globe in a week. Our director Jon and five others are heading out on a double vision trip to Ethiopia and China. Ok maybe not all the way across the globe, but close enough! They will be visiting potential sites for our Orphan Care Program to begin supporting in Addis Abba and Beijing.
Our recent trip to Haiti had a rather unexpected final day. The last day of the week is typically set aside for sight seeing, a trip up into the mountains or a day at the beach. It’s like a reward day for the team’s hard work throughout the rest of the week. Our team was planning a beach day at Wahoo Bay. It sounded like a really nice resort-it even has real sand shipped in! read more
In August of 2012, we took our first mission team to Alex’s House Orphanage in Haiti. Our team of 15 worked closely with Bill Howard, the orphanage founder and director, during our week of construction. Bill is a wise man of the Lord. He left the church he was pastoring in South Carolina to devote his time to serving the street children of Haiti. Our time with Bill brought many lessons and new insights; however, one has stuck more vividly than any other- “you must be fluid”.
Bill explained the necessity of being fluid during our first evening devotional. As a seasoned missionary, I had “you must be flexible” practically tattooed on my forehead. read more
Alex’s House is an orphanage in Haiti that Families Outreach supports. Recently we took a team of 15 to serve with this partnership. For one team member, the trip did not end after our scheduled week. This is the story of how Kevin’s extended stay blessed Bill Howard, the founder and director of Alex’s House. read more
“Being flexible is still too rigid. You must be fluid.” I don’t know if I was more
encouraged or worried when Bill Howard, the founder of Alex’s House, said these words
on our 2nd night in Haiti. Already, things had not gone as planned. Before we had
arrived, money for building supplies had been stolen and our main form of transportation
had broken down. Our team had come excited to work, but the first couple of days we
had more down time than we had expected. read more
My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. -John 14:2-3 read more
The newest board member of Families Outreach, Stacey Johnson, had the privilege of attending the adoption proceedings for dear friends recently. In that courtroom, she learned a valuable lesson. A special thanks to Stacey for being a guest on our blog. read more
“Hey Sam, come look at this baby picture of Henry.”
As Anna Marie held the picture waiting for Sam to run over, she knew that this was a ridiculous game. Sam would immediately recognize that it was actually a picture of him when he was Henry’s age. read more
Kendall traveled to our partnership in Haiti last week. She served at Alex’s House with a team of college students from South Carolina working on the construction of a new orphanage compound in Kalico. read more