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On Haiti

On Haiti

There’s been renewed discussion about Haiti in the news recently. As an organization working with Haitians since 1983, we happen to know a few things about the country and its people. Several years ago on one of our mission trips, I said, “Haiti is a contradiction....

Monadnock or Bust

Monadnock or Bust

Today is a special day for me in that I left Colorado Springs to come to Monadnock Ministries (MBC) one year ago. I remember vividly the roller coaster of emotions I experienced driving all of our belongings across the country with my dear friend, Gary Coy. The hope...

Counting the Cost at Monadnock

Counting the Cost at Monadnock

On April 23, 1910 Theodore Roosevelt delivered a speech, “Citizenship in a Republic” at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. In a section of that speech, he spoke about what is affectionately known as “The Man in the Arena.” “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who...

Julia Stefano – An Interview

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Sue Williams – Staff Profile

I was blessed to be brought up in the small village of Surry, NH just around the corner from a church where the Bible was clearly taught.  I accepted Christ as Savior at the age of 6.  Some very special people in my home church discipled me and helped me grow in my...

What defines Monadnock Ministries?

Imagine for a moment that the Director for Monadnock Ministries is this huge toddler meandering his way around camp, asking this simple yet profound question, “Why?” Now, I am not talking about the occasional why. It’s the “Why” about everything. “People don't buy...

The Heart of Monadnock

One of the pleasures I have had as the new Director of Monadnock is to sit and listen to the many stories of those impacted by this ministry. I often ask why this place is so important to people. Oftentimes, they cannot get through their story without shedding a tear....

Ken Belcher – An Interview

"It all started with a trip to Haiti." Back in 1989 a friend approached Ken with a simple request; "Why don't you and Ginny join me on a mission trip to Haiti?" Since then Ken and his wife of 61 years have gone on 20 missions trips to the country of Haiti. However,...

Caleb Gadwah – An Interview

"I want to give back to camp what camp has done for me" Today Caleb is an integral part of the daily life of Monadnock as he volunteers as an intern throughout the Winter and Spring. This Summer he will once again join the ranks of Summer staff. When I asked him about...

Welcome Home – What Does it Mean?

As my wife and I stood among our packed boxes, 19+ years of collected goods and memories, we were overwhelmed with the thought of moving again. Over the course of our lives, the word “home” has taken on many unique and special meanings. For us, home is not defined by...