haiti [micro]blogging for 2012-02-13

home, construction, Haiti

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.

February 13, 2012

home, construction, Haiti


  • @ThomasEWard thanks! I love bringing people along on these kinds of pilgrimages! #lovemissionalsocialmedia (it’s what my next book is about) #
  • @kristabelieves i’m so blessed with a great wife and kids! #
  • The team is stirring… busy day today. Out to support local Haitians in a construction project, and explore some well water projects. #
  • team just arrived at the construction site for a house being built for a single mom with two kids. #haiti #theunlikelymissionary #
  • Meeting with some people with Living Waters to talk about helping with some wells that @helpendpoverty couldn’t get to strike water. #
  • Often donors want immediate results, but community development takes a long time to see results. #haitiwhnf #
  • One of the biggest problems in Haiti is dependency, but it is the community that should ‘own’ projects like digging wells. #haitiwhnf #
  • Communities should census themselves, set up a committee, and determine the costs associated with maintaining a well. #theyownit #
  • RT @_JenAllred: thinking about going on a trip w/ @helpendpoverty? Follow @bibledude‘s micro-blogging his way through Haiti w/ our team now! #
  • @scott4arrows the food has been one of my favorite parts of this trip! I don’t ever recall eating chicken THIS fresh! Delicious! #
  • Learning how people are raising Tilapia and the waste from the fish is providing great fertilizer for the rice fields. #greatideasforhaiti #
Haiti, Guibert, stream, water source
  • Fixing the water issue in Guibert not only means good water for household use, but also helps irrigation for the crops. #
  • The first step for fixing the water problem in Guibert is arranging community meetings, and fixing the broken pump. #
  • The Living Water program with well projects involves training for things like pump maintenance and personal hygiene. #
  • LOL! I just got mobbed by dozens of 3-4 yr old school kids who all wanted to touch the ‘blan’. #crazyhaitiexperiences#
  • Visiting the orphanage run by Rodney, one of our translators. He has an amazing heart for the fatherless… #
  • Many of the kids in Rodney’s orphanage are from parents who live in the tent cities and simply can’t care for their own children. #haitiwhnf#
  • “I know that I am young (22yo) but I also know that what I am doing is the right thing.” – Rodney (on caring for the kids in his orphanage) #
  • Rodney was thrown away as trash by his mother when he was born. But when you hear his story, you can see the hand of God in his life. #haiti#
  • @scott4arrows yep… he just shared his story with me, and it blew me away… what an incredible of God’s Grace! #
  • RT @helpendpoverty: NEW POST: Haiti Trip Journal: How to Change a Life by @bibledudehttp://t.co/oGr5n3ae#

kids in a haitian orphanage


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haiti [micro]blogging for 2012-02-13

by Dan King time to read: 2 min