It all started when ... Fred Dallas from Second Baptist North campus spoke with me about going on a mission trip with LWI. I enjoyed getting to know ... my team, and especially the LWI hosts Carlos, Nelson, Stanley and Jeremiah. They were wonderful, patient, and fun, but also focused on the mission at hand: to reach the lost for Christ. Things that challenged and changed me ... included first-hand experience with poverty and poor water quality like I had never seen before. These people were happy, cheerful, and friendly despite having such deep needs.
It all started when ... our Sunday school college group director told us about this trip and asked if anyone wanted to go. He came up to my brother and I afterwards and asked us specifically because we're both close in age and bilingual. We prayed about it and then it hit me. Of course I want to go! God opened my eyes to see that we can do His work anywhere in any circumstance as long as He is the center and all the glory is given to Him.
It all started when ... My son Abe ran across America and raised over $90,000.00 for Living Water. He got a team together from our church and I wanted to join him in Haiti. I wanted to not only help the people of Haiti, but be there to see the expression on Abe's face when the fresh water came pouring out! I enjoyed getting to know ... Brandon and Jessica Stone, the two LWI missionaries to North Haiti, the entire LWI staff there, Pastor Rene, and the wonderful people of the community where we drilled the well.
It all started when ... We decided after our teen son lost his life in a tragic accident to carry on the work he started with LWI in 2011 by drilling a well in his memory. We couldn't have made a wiser choice. We thought we were going to bless others with water but God met me, my wife, and our youngest son in Honduras and showed us so much love and peace through the entire time there. I enjoyed getting to know ...all the staff there. They were great and we couldn't have imagined a better group of people to work with to make this project come to pass.
It all started when ... it hit me that I would be graduating from college in a few months. I was praying that God would show me what was in store next. After praying for a week or so, I felt a call to go on a mission trip. I called up my friend and role model and we decided to go with Living Water! I enjoyed getting to know ...my team, the in-field Guatemala staff, and the indigenous people of Guatemala!