Hospitality at its Finest

Hospitality at its Finest

Hospitality is not one of my gifts. Unfortunately, I am not the host who makes incredible tablescapes, bakes fresh cookies for guests, and waits on others hand and foot. Rather, I am the kind of host who says things like, “You know where the sweet tea and water is, so help yourself!”   I think …

Mobilizing the Church

Mobilizing the Church

I have only been out of the country twice, and both times, I visited Latin American nations. The first time I left the country, I went to Ecuador, and, this summer, I visited the Dominican Republic with Healing Waters International.   This certainly does not make me an expert in Latin America culture or the …

Water Walk: Pastor Marietta’s Story

Water Walk: Pastor Marietta’s Story

As the sun barely peaks behind the trees, Pastor Marietta—the community leader of Hoyo Oscuro in the Dominican Republic—wakes up, slips on tattered sandals, grabs a five-gallon bucket, and begins the arduous journey to her local water source. The water comes from a hole in the ground full of murky creek water. She trudges up …