We have arrived!

We have arrived!

Greetings to everyone back home!

The team made it safely to Haiti around 4pm EST this afternoon, minus Jake and Judy Showalter who will be joining us tomorrow after a small hiccup that was quickly remedied today by some wonderful helpers back home. Thank you to those who have been praying for our safety throughout our travels. All of our bags made it and despite being a bit tired, we remain in good spirits and are eager to see where the week takes us!

Our trip from the airport in Port-Au-Prince to the Lifeline Mission compound in La Digue Matheux was a little longer than usual due to a washed out bridge in one of the towns on the main highway route, but it gave us more time to ask questions about what we were seeing on the way. For many of us, this is a first mission trip, and first time to Haiti, so much of what we’re seeing is very new and cause for some culture shock. All in all, we’re doing well at adjusting to life in the first few hours we’ve been here.

I’ll sign off for now, and again thank you on behalf of the team for all of your prayers and support. We plan to share more about our week as we can, though if you don’t hear from us, know it might be due to a limited connection. I’ll leave you with a couple of sights from our departure and arrivals.

Blessings to you.

Tim Blaum, for everyone


River Oaks
Our mission is to Go to the lost with the message of Jesus Christ, Grow our faith in Jesus Christ, and Show compassion to those in need. We offer services at 9:00 and 10:30am, a student service at 10:30am, and a Spanish service at 12:30pm. Come visit us and let us show you around!


  1. Tammy Tilley 5 years ago

    So glad to year everyone arrived safely. Thank you for the photos, Tim. We continue to pray for safety, rest when you need it, and strong health.

  2. Lisa Cebra 5 years ago

    Glad to hear that everyone is well. Today is a perfect day to treat yourself to that awesome feeling you get when you cheer someone else up!
    Praying for everyone!!
    Love to our special family, Thad, Brandi, and Nathan.

    Lisa, Mom, Dad, and Grandma Wilson

    • Brandi Bessinger 5 years ago

      Hello to all! Just wanted to tell you that Thad, Nathan and I are having a wonderful experience with our mission team. Nathan has now adjusted to the children and loves to play soccer with them. We have many pictures to share when we get home. We love you all and can’t wait to see you all soon.
      Love, Brandi

  3. Diana Cassidy 5 years ago

    Mom, So glad you made it safe !!! Was so worried … 🙁 Love that you went there, we are so proud of you… Don’t be bringing any kids back … as we all know you will want too 🙂 Love you so much !!! Diana Cassidy & Family

  4. Rylee Bontrager 5 years ago

    To Brent:
    Im so proud of you! Love you lots!!

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