Ken discusses whether it’s best to send money or go to Haiti…

This is another insightful clip of Ken discussing how we can actually “hurt” rather than “help” out of our compassion and his perception of wealth after the trip…

My friend Ken recaps our trip with World Relief and church engagement…

One of my great new friends coming back from Haiti is Ken Wytsma, who discusses the complexities of US church partnership with development organizations in Haiti.

Burundi By The Numbers…

44 – Hours of travel time from Gitega, Burundi, to Dallas/Forth Worth, TX.  11.88 – number of team members (Kyle Thompson left 1 day earlier, so he only gets 8/9 credit ). 60 & 40 – Number of men and women that were a part of the conferences we helped lead. 120 – average number [...]

Children Goma 2-2010

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted…

  WOMEN On this trip, the heavy lifting and teaching of the Shelter from the Storm materials was performed by 6 amazing ladies from Watermark Church who spent the past year readying the materials for an African audience.  It was exciting to see Congolese women break down in tears and for the first time tell [...]

Another Update From Team In Uganda

Up early today and took a Missionary Aviation Fellowship plane to Padar. Flew north from Kampala over the Nile  and to an airstrip with no other buildings, but Nelson was there waiting on us. We visited the construction site of the trade school and the first 2 buildings that should be completed in a few [...]

Haiti…developing people in the long term

If you read much in the area of urban renewal, you will likely have read one of many books by Robert Lupton.  They’re terrific!  In any case, here’s an update that he just released about development strategy in Haiti: Haiti, a deforested stretch of hurricane-prone island the size of Maryland, was founded by former slaves [...]

Update From Team In Uganda

From John McGee. Great day. Went to Lugogo Baptist church which is the Alarm country directors’ (Nelson and Jessica) church. We were challenged by the teaching of scripture and the high call to discipleship. We had a great lunch at Nelson and Jessica’s home and then spent 3 hours at the quarry where Watermark is [...]

Water comes to Burundi!

As a result of the great response to the conspiracy campaign (, we were able to fund the first water initiative in Burundi.  We were able to purchase this drilling rig, which is in the process of being permitted and moved from Rwanda into Burundi. Once there, our strategic partners will locate and drill approximately [...]

Burundi Rig – A Cup Of Water To God’s Glory

Attached is the rig we purchased for Burundi.  Living Water has it located in Rwanda, and they will move it into Burundi as soon as the permitting is completed.  Living Water has its first employee in Burundi, and he is working out of ALARM’s Burundi office.

Haiti in pictures…

A great montage put together by our resident photo-journalist Mo Sadjapour from our recent trips to Haiti.  Some of these are burned into my memory forever.  Stay tuned as we roll out our long term plans. And in the meantime, please continue to pray for the people of Haiti and our partners there.