Heading Out the Door

My bags are packed and I am about ready to head out the door! 

I am so excited to be able to share with you the latest in the journey of Kelby’s Kids. I will be leaving for a 10-day trip to Haiti on Thursday, May 5. 

On this trip I will be spending the majority of my time in Port-au-Prince. I'll be making a quick trip up to LaFond so I’ll get to see some countryside and get some fresh air.  They even say it’s high enough in the mountains it’s kind of cold. I am guessing it will be about perfect! 

Sadly, I won’t be doing very much medical work on this trip. The purpose of this trip is to make as many contacts as possible, and network with people who are currently working in a variety of ministries in Haiti. 

I will be looking at several organizations to look into their operations to help me determine the best ones to partner with on a full time basis. I'll also be looking for a place to stay during my first few months there. I need to determine the most-effective area to create a base of operations. 

These are all pretty big issues and I’m a little anxious about all of the details coming together. I sure would like to see a clear path as to where I’m meant to serve! I would appreciate your prayers as I seek out the places where I am being called to live and serve.

I am also making progress in the move towards incorporating Kelby’s Kids. I am mid-way in the process to become an official incorporated, 501(C)3, tax-exempt, non-profit organization. By the end of May I should be legally recognized as a non-profit organization by the IRS. That’ll allow folks like you to make charitable contributions to “Kelby’s Kids” and get a tax write-off for doing so. 

It’s almost hard to believe how much has come together in the last several months.  This dream that I have had for many years is becoming a reality. I am truly blessed to be able to share this journey with you — and for the support and encouragement you provide. 

As access to technology allows, I’ll attempt to send updates while I am in Haiti. And then I’ll I give an overview of the trip once I return to Michigan. You can follow along on the website and instagram (or, if you sign up for our email notifications, you can receive them as soon as they’re published).

Safety, good health, and God’s direction are always key prayer concerns as I work to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the children of Haiti. I’d appreciate your prayers. 

Thanks again for the part you play — and for praying for me as I’m on this trip.