'shine your eyes’ is a phrase that I picked up in liberia, west africa. it means to open your eyes and see the Truth. this is my hope for people everywhere, myself included, that we will continually be transformed to see and be the ideals God has set forth as the Kingdom. the book of isaiah says it this way:

'see, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice. each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land. then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen. the mind of the rash will understand, and the stammering tongue will be fluent and clear.’ isaiah 32:1-4

currently this is taking shape in my life working with bahamas habitat. we are working to provide aviation support to bahamas methodist habitat, a hurricane relief/sub-standard housing repair organization based in the bahamas. know that we would love for you to come spend some time with us as we take part in all the beautiful ways that God is loving His creation.

in the words of mother teresa, “pray for me that i not loosen my grip on the hands of Jesus even under the guise of ministering to the poor.” and i pray that in all that you do, whether coming to the bahamas, serving in haiti or celebrating life in your part of the world that you will simply love and come and see all that God has for us. let this place be a place of celebration and conversation for us to greater understand life with one another.

‘and because of our faith, He has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand. and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has in mind for us to be.’ –romans 5:2



Mission Train

This week was the Methodist church's mission train, a week long mission revival.  We went three times.  Choo Choo!!  The 2009 Mission Train chugged through Eleuthera this past week.  It’s basically a revival at each of the 4 churches in central Eleuthera.  Overlapping on the weekend was our biannual Fly-In and Help Out event.  We had 20 volunteers come in, most of whom were pilots.  Thursday they arrived, Friday and half day Saturday they worked on Mrs. Bertha Petty and Charlie’s houses, tourists on Saturday afternoon and out on Sunday morning.  A whirlwind.  The Baron came down with the group!  I got to fly it on Friday as we went to Cat Island, about 30 min/50 nm away, then to Norman’s Cay (pronounced: key) where you can only get there by small airplane or boat and there are the world’s best conch fritters you’ll ever find, and finally back home to Governor’s Harbour.  Fun.  It’s a whole lot o’ airplane, but once I get a little booster seat and some practice via Steve, I will be ready.  Quick story on the Baron:  Dr. Quinn of Charleston heard about us, Bahamas Habitat, through AOPA magazine.  Called on Monday about two weeks ago asking if we would accept the airplane as a complete donation and by Friday the airplane was titled in our name: Incredible blessing and completely a work of God.  We are grateful and are right now deciding how to best be stewards of this gift and opportunity.

One of the pilots brought down some supplies for us.  Among the loot we were given pots and pans.  Reference the story about my burned rice and how hilarious the Filipinos thought it was and you’ll know how excited I was to get pots for personal use.

Internet is fickle with power surges on the island.  More to come soon.



  1. Do we need to send you a booster seat? I'm sure there is one in our garage or on the stage at Wesley :)

  2. of course it's on the stage..as is everything else i could imagine. i do need a booster seat!