In 2005 we moved to southern Mississippi to assist the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. We partnered with the American Red Cross, Lutheran Disaster Relief, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief, Montgomery First Baptist Church, and a number of churches in Mississippi, Alabama, California, Indiana, and Florida. We helped over 400 families with their homes, 500 families with free storage sheds hosting over 1000 volunteers, many coming on multiple visits, representing 60 churches and ministries.
In 2011 we moved to Jacmel, Haiti in partnership with Children's Hope. Our initial purpose was to build an orphanage for Children's Hope next to the Jacmel airport. God had someting else in mind. We built a second orphanage, organized and directed 6 church schools in Jacmel, coordinated meals for the students through Helping Haiti, a ministry based in the U.S. For the first 2 years, we worked under the banner of Pathfinder Mission. For the last two years we served on staff with Children's Hope.
We partnered with Water Missions international to supply water treatment for the Orphanage and 4 of the schools. We partnered with Water for Life to drill wells at both orphanages and the school in La Vallee in the mountains. We partnered with Calvary Development Initiative to provide skilled Haitian labor for the orphanage construction. We partnered with Help for Haiti to provide meals for 900 students. And we partnered with a team of seminary students to conduct crusades and plant churches in the mountains.
In the Fall of 2014 we moved to Jeremie, Haiti, 12 miles east of Anse du Clerc, to start a new ministry initiative for Children's Hope. Anse du Clerc is a very remote part of Haiti at the tip of the southwestern peninsula of Haiti. We built a base camp to support Children's Hope operations and began to build relationships with the pastors of the seven churches under the leadership of Pastor Francky Jeune. In late July 2015, having completed our mission there, we sensed that the season for our living in Haiti had come to an end and the Lord was returning us to the United States.
After returning to the United States, we continued to support ministry in both Jacmel and Anse du Clerc. Building homes in the mountains we are finishing our 26th house using local Haitian builders under the direction of Haitian pastors.
In October 2017 we relocated to Pasadena Texas to support the recovery after Hurricane Harvey. Partnered with Clearpoint Church in Pasadena, we are completing work on our house. We expect to be physically located here for as long as the Lord leads.