[serialposts]I feel like I just woke up from one of those awesome dreams… you know the kind, when you wish you didn’t wake up. And in that moment of fogginess you’re not sure what’s reality and what’s part of the dream. So you spend a moment praying that what might be just a dream is actually reality. Yeah, that’s how I feel right about now.
But this is the real deal. I’m pretty certain that I’m not dreaming.
In fact, I just got an email with my flight itinerary. So unless my dreams have hacked my Gmail account, then I’m pretty certain this is actually happening.
I’m going back to Haiti!
And the team that I’m leading is totally rock-star status!
When I was in Haiti earlier this year with Help One Now, I was blown away with the multitude of stories that needed to be told. I’m a firm believer that stories can change the world. so Chris Marlow and I started talking about getting a crew of storytellers down there. The result is the first ever Help One Now Bloggers trip (October 8-12), and the people who’ve said yes to going on this trip blows my mind. Check it…
- Jennie Allen
- Sarah Bessey
- Mary DeMuth
- Jen Hatmaker
- Kristen Howerton
- Deidra Riggs
- Duane Scott
- Scott Wade (Photographer)
- Mollie Donovan Burpo (Photographer)
- Kris Rutherford (Filmmaker)
Umm… yeah. Even if you’re not familiar with some of these names, check them out. These guys (and ladies) are legit. One thing I can promise you is that the stories and images you’ll see coming out of this trip will be nothing short of breathtaking.
While I’ll spend a great deal of time on this trip simply in awe of the talent I’ll be surrounded with, the best part for me is that I’ll be getting back down to Haiti. The real rock stars are the friends I have down there who deal with more struggle in a single week than many of us deal with all year. Those are my heroes, and I can’t wait to rub shoulders with them again!
So follow the team on Twitter, check out our Twitter hashtag feed at #Help1Haiti, and visit our team’s trip page for all the latest updates. On the trip page, you’ll also learn about ways that you can get involved… like by sponsoring a child or having a Garage Sale 4 Orphans. You can even get badges to display on your blog that you’re following our team and help us spread the word!
Trust me. You won’t want to miss this one.
I’m still pinching myself.
You know I’m praying for you guys, Dude. #fistbumpsallaround … You do have a rock-star crew. Some day, friend, some day …
We appreciate the prayers… and I know that you’ll be on the edge of your seat waiting for the stories to roll out… probably clicking refresh on your browser ever 30 seconds until they do… #fistbump
Amazing, Dan. Wish I was going along. Can’t wait to read all the updates from the trip!
Hmmm… maybe we can get you on a future trip. We’ll have to talk about that after I return. We’re planning on more for next year…
Talk about the A Team. Way to go, Dan!! And how blessed are they, to have you as their fearless leader?? FAB.
How blessed THEY are? I don’t know about that… I’m just hoping that I can serve them well and empower them to tell the incredible stories down there that i know need to be told. It is most definitely FAB!
🙂 Yes. Excited.
I’m so excited for you all! I wish I was joining you in Haiti! Blessings on you!
Thanks! It’s definitely going to be an incredible trip! I can’t wait!
DUDE! How awesome is He?! About the being blessed by you part…it’s your worship to own your role, how He enables and empowers you to make a difference. Don’t shirk on that aspect. You matter. In a big way.
That you’re connected with this organization is just so incredibly cool. My heart has such a passion for orphans and I can’t wait to see how God connects all the dots and makes these dreams of mine come alive. I’ll definitely be following, and I stand ready for however and whenever He wants me to be involved. Cheers!
God is awesome!Thank you for reminding me no to downplay my role. I remember talking to Deidra Riggs about the trip, and after I told her that she was “in”… first there was her initial shock, but then she told me that I was changing the world. Maybe I am… I just try to serve well.
I’ll make sure that I give the orphans an extra hug for you while we’re down there. Maybe we can get you on a future trip sometime. They have trips going all the time that I’d love to get more bloggers on, and I’m thinking that we’ll do more of these blogger trips.
Thanks! You rock, Amy!
you rock too, dude. 😉 Truly. And yes, you are changing the world. One heart at a time. (Maybe us THC folks could be together…or some of us…or somethin’) My heart says “YES!” and my head says “but how?…with…blah blah blah life” but He’s so big and yes, very AWESOME!
A few of us have tossed the idea around about a team trip… I think it would be amazing! I’ll have to see what i can do to nudge that idea along… I’d love to do a trip with you sometime!
THC trip? Oh my word. How totally awesome would that be??!!!
I’ve been keeping up with your fabulous team. They are my favorites! My heart cries “jealous” for I know you all will witness God is such incredible ways. But oh my — to go, to write, to photograph — that is where my spirit leaps to be. Hmmmmmm – can I go next year?
Thanks @twitter-45634503:disqus! We leave on Monday, and I’ll be connecting with this team in person for the first time when we converge in Miami for our flight to Port-au-Prince. And honestly, I’m still in shock that they all said ‘yes’! I’m really looking forward to seeing what God does in and through this team next week (and beyond).
If you’re seriously interested, the I’ll add you to the list of potential candidates for future trips. We haven’t begun planning yet, but we are considering TWO trips next year… another to Haiti, and one over to Africa.
Godspeed. Love and prayers.
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