Friday, June 30, 2017

Haiti Travel Update

And, they're off! Our amazing team of 11 missionaries gathered before daybreak this morning to depart for Haiti! Members of the Home Team and friends and family joined in prayer, led by Home Team Leader Jen. After many hugs and goodbyes, the team loaded up in 3 cars driven by Home Team members and headed off to BWI for their 8:30am flight. From there they will travel to Atlanta, Georgia for a short layover, and then on to Port au Prince with an expected arrival time of 2:40pm.

Please join us in praying for their safe travels as they embark on this incredible journey in faith, and for the work they will be doing with the teachers and students in our partner community of Monarch.

Heavenly Father,

We are so grateful to you for sending this amazing team of missionaries. You have called each one of them by name to be your witnesses to the ends of the earth:

Elizabeth Laffey
Chris Buchko
Sarah Cummings
Adeola Williams
Brian Phebus
Casey Brown
Joelle Conoscenti
Kelsey Brown
Mary Bohn
Sarah DeVan
Will Kelly

Please send your Holy Spirit with them on their journey. May they travel safely, serve humbly, and love completely. We know they will experience both sadness and joy on this trip, please help them to turn to you in their moments of need and to praise you in their moments of gladness. Please keep them strong in body and spirit, and protect them from any opposition they may face.

For those of us staying behind, we ask for your peace during our moments of worries and anxieties as we support our team from home. Help us all to remember to trust in you and your great plans for us.

Finally, we ask for your blessings on the Community of Monarch and the work that needs to be done there, and our partnership with them through The 410 Bridge. The love of the entire Nativity community is carried to them through these 11 amazing missionaries.

God, we love you, we need you, and we trust you.
We pray all of this through Christ our Lord,

Acts 1:8 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Share your messages of love and support in the comments below, and be sure to check back here for more updates throughout their trip!


  1. Go Haiti team! We are endlessly proud of you and can't wait to hear stories of all the good you will do in Monarch. Love you all and sending prayers from home! -Erin

  2. So excited for all of you! Prayed with you at 5am from afar. Safe travels and can't wait to hear the daily updates. Love and blessings!

  3. Hey team Haiti! We are so excited for all of you and we are praising God along with you.

  4. Humbled by you all. Love and prayers your way!! Love you Will!

  5. Hey Summer Team! I'm so excited that you are finally on your way! You are well-prepared, and I'm looking forward to seeing your week unfold. God is doing great things through you! Love and prayers -- Ellen

  6. Praying with you all, it's going to be a great mission. Love you Sar, you go girl! -T&K