On Sunday morning I boarded a plane to Haiti with 35 other eager Jesus lovers. This is my first time going to a country to serve in the mission field that I am not living in currently. Over our years of baseball, we have served in many different areas. We believed it was important to serve in the communities where we lived. From urban camps to soup kitchens in Baltimore, Developmentally disabled daycares in the Dominican Republic to Girls Clubs in Immokalee, FL. School supply distribution from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh. Serving has always been a part of who we are as a family.
I have always felt called to missions. Wanting to go overseas and serve has been a desire for a long time. It has never happened. I pursued mission trips for years. No door ever opened enough for me to jump on board. In those times I served where I was, my family and baseball. Those are not exclusive of each other but there are seasons of life where you are guided to different possibilities for serving. Now that I am in the empty nest season of life a door flung open and I dove through. I am excited to #ExperienceIt
I am traveling with Pittsburgh Kids Foundation (PKF). PKF is an organization led by Brad and Beth Henderson, Baseball Chapel leaders for the Pittsburgh Pirates. We will be participating in a camp for children at an orphanage for the week. On Friday we will take all of the camp kids to the beach! For more information on PKF and what they do in Haiti Click Here