the #haiti diaries 2012 [a @helponenow trip]

haiti, boy, school

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. director of family ministry at st. edward's episcopal church. president of fistbump media, llc.

January 10, 2012

haiti, boy, school

Since my last mission trip to Haiti, I couldn’t wait to get back. That was August 2010, just eight months after the earthquakes that shattered an already struggling nation. I’ve even made it down to the other side of the island, but my heart ached to be just across the border with the people I’ve grown to love.

This time I’m traveling on February 10-17 with Help One Now, an amazing organization that I’ve been working with to help develop their social media strategy and tell the story of the great work that they’re doing. On this trip, I’ll specifically be working as a writer to share more about the impact of things like the child sponsorship programs. In fact, while I’m there, I’ll have the opportunity to meet the child our family has sponsored!

I’m doing some extensive live-blogging from Haiti on this trip, and this page will be the place to stay up to date with the latest.

Right now, you can help in two ways…

  1. Pray for us. If it helps, then follow me on Twitter or subscribe to this blog so that you can stay informed with how to pray. Subscribers will also get a free downloadable copy of my book (The Unlikely Missionary: From Pew-Warmer to Poverty-Fighter)!
  2. Sponsor a child. If you sponsor a child in Haiti and tell me about it, then I’ll try my hardest to get a short video greeting from your child while I’m there.

Regardless of how you decide to support this trip, thank you. I cannot express enough gratitude for partnering with me in this fight against extreme poverty!

Pre-Trip Posts

Live Twitter Feed Digests (via @bibledude)

Trip Journals for the Help One Now Blog

  • Haiti Trip Journal: Building a Playground
  • Haiti Trip Journal: How to Change a Life
  • Haiti Trip Journal: More Than Just Building a House
  • Haiti Trip Journal: When Your Sponsored Kid Doesn’t Show Up

Post-Trip Journals

Post-Trip Articles at Other Sites


    • @bibledude

      i cannot wait to get back down to #haiti! and this is going to be a particularly exciting trip for me since i’m going as a writer. i’m so excited that i get to go so that i can tell stories!

  1. Cris Ferreira

    Dan, may God be with you and use you in amazing ways. Have a safe trip, and I’ll be waiting for the next posts…

    • @bibledude

      Thanks Cris! I appreciate the prayers! I hope that God uses me on this trip to reach many… I feel a great sense of expectation on this one, even more than I did with my trip to Africa, or my first trip to Haiti… can’t wait to get back!

    • @bibledude

      We could make that happen Cara! I’m already thinking about additional trips with HELP in the not so distant future. I’d love to take a team of bibledudes down with me! If you’re serious, we can make it happen!

      • Cara @ WhimsySmitten

        SO serious. Sign me and my husband up!! 🙂

  2. Saul Fleischman

    Hi, @BibleDude:disqus It is surely great work you’re doing. If we can Skype (osakasaul), I would like to make a couple suggestions that will get your blog seen more.  (Nothing to sell, services or otherwise, btw 🙂


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the #haiti diaries 2012 [a @helponenow trip]

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