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....
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...

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...

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....

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...