We Can Do Something to Make a Difference!

“I don’t know why I was born to loving parents who made sure all of my needs were met, in a country full of freedom and opportunity and these kids weren’t. I do know that there is bad in this world. There is tragedy and heartache, and these are children who, just like us, need[…]

Embracing Hope in Ethiopia

  It is with great thrill I get to announce our upcoming Love Hope Storyteller Trip to Ethiopia, the greatest country on earth (no bias here). Help One Now has been working in Ethiopia for one year, and we are now moving from the urgent work of aid into the sustainable work of development. We[…]

Ten Things I Hate About Haiti

Editor’s Note: Recently Katie Quartucci, a wife and mom of three, joined us on her first trip to Haiti. Her life got interrupted and rocked, which led to many life changes for her. We asked her to share her story… What do you get when you take a thirty-something mom of three from suburbia with lash[…]

Hope for 21 Rescued Orphans

  Every once in awhile you have to take a moment to pause, reflect and celebrate. Last Wednesday, I boarded a small plane with Adam Maass and his three daughters, Lamar Stockton and my 13 year-old daughter Bailey. We left Port-au-Prince and headed for Cap-Haitien to join with Pastor Jean Alix and drive the one[…]

I See a Leader

Another week on this island that has captured my heart—full of beauty; full of tragedy; full of hope for a better tomorrow. I hear the laugh of a man who does not worry… From my perspective, he has plenty to worry about. He has planted 9 churches, oversees 4 schools and 2 orphanages, builds homes[…]

Dreaming of Haiti: Go Miss Jonah

When I was asked to go to Haiti, I knew it was an answer to prayer. I wish it was the movie-style answer to prayer. You know the ones where the clouds part, the sun shines through and the music plays dramatically while your hair whips around in a super model fashion. This was the[…]

The Birth of the Vulnerable Children Initiative

In November 2010, I was in Drouin, Haiti with one of our local leaders, Jean Alix. Drouin is rural, hot, muggy and desolate.  It is a quiet place filled with rice paddies, which are the community’s main source of income, and it was here that cholera outbreak started in 2010.  I can still remember driving[…]

Introducing the Help One Now Bloggers Haiti Team

I was in Haiti earlier this year with a typical Help One Now missions team. My job was to tell the stories of the work we were doing. I met guys like Richard the Artist, and saw the life-transforming power of microfinance. I got to meet a few dozen orphaned kids, and watched as workers[…]

Haiti Trip Journal: Most of All, Hope

Note: A team from Austin New Church just returned from a Help One Now trip to Haiti. This post is from AJ Clark, one of the members of that team. My recent trip to Haiti was the most amazing trip I have ever been on! There were so many moments that touched my heart that I was not[…]

Haiti Trip Journal: The Day That God Broke Me

Note: A youth team from Austin New Church just returned from a Help One Now trip to Haiti. This post is from Rachel West, one of the members of that team. There are no words that can fully describe my experience in Haiti. The term life changing cannot even begin to describe what Haiti has done to me. The[…]