My Haiti Recap

Just got back from my trip to Haiti early this morning and wanted to share some of my initial thoughts and updates with you all.  Before I do, though, thank you to all of you that prayed and supported my trip!  It was an amazing 10 days and God really showed up!!

  • Poverty in Haiti is like nothing I have seen before.  It is going to take years to see this country recover, not just from the earthquake, but from the huge lack of infrastructure that preceded the earthquake.
  • I was so blessed by the attitude of the people of Haiti.  They have such faith and optimism in the midst of some overwhelming circumstances.
  • Walking through the grocery store today, all I could hear was the hundreds of kids we met in Haiti that would constantly be asking us for food.  Lord, help them and help us be generous with our wealth!
  • I know God’s heart breaks over the poverty of Haiti, but as I was there, I couldn’t help but think if God’s heart breaks in a similar way over our wealth?
  • Although Haiti is in dire need, it was very evident that God is moving in this nation.  It is not a nation absent of God’s work or His people.  The church there is doing some amazing things!


  • During our time in Haiti, we had 5 days of medical clinics.  Over these 5 days, we were able to serve 775 people!!  What an awesome thing to be part of!!
  • The medical team that went with us was able to treat people with over $50,000 worth of medicines that were donated by companies and purchased with money donated by people here in the U.S.!
  • This was one of the greatest testaments to how well our team of 23 people worked together:  We had 3 days in a row of unexpected funerals at the church hosting our medical clinics.  One day the casket was actually being carried in as we found out the funeral was happening.  The team really rolled with the punches, adjusted and kept on treating people!
  • We had one of the most adventurous trips on our way back from Haiti:  8 hour bus ride to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  2 hours of sleep.  12 hours in the Santo Domingo Airport.  1 flight cancellation.  3 hour flight to NYC was rerouted in the air and landed in Baltimore because of wind.  5 hours sitting on the plane in Baltimore.  4 hour drive from Baltimore to Pittsburgh.  27 hours of traveling with no sleep.  What a trip!!

You can see photos I uploaded to Facebook here & here.

I’m Going to Haiti

In about a month and a half I’ll be flying with a team of 25 people from Allison Park Church to the nation of Haiti. What’s amazing is this trip has been planned for a number of months and the timing couldn’t be more perfect.  We have the opportunity to make an incredible impact in a place that has been so devastated.  One of my strong beliefs is that where there is great need, there should be great service from God’s people.

As millions are praying and supporting various quality organizations and campaigns to provide support to the nation of Haiti, I have two simple requests of my blog readers:

  1. Please keep our team in prayer. This trip is not going to be an easy one by any means.  It’s going to be a stretch for us all both physically and spiritually.  This is not a ‘I hope you prayer for us’, but a ‘we really need you to pray for us’.  And please don’t just pray for us, but pray for the people of Haiti.  God will do more with His people on the ground in Haiti as His people are on their knees in America.
  2. As you could imagine, this trip is not a cheap one.  I would feel so honored if you could pray about financially supporting either my trip personally or our team. We each have to raise $1500 for this trip, and when you multiply that by 25 people, that’s a whole lot of money.  As you pray, if you feel led to support myself or our team, you can do so in one of two ways:
    • Give Online Here*
    • Mail in support to the address below*:
      • Allison Park Church
        2326 Duncan Ave.
        Allison Park, PA 15101
*If you are giving support for my personal trip (and I would so appreciate that!), make sure you put “Nick Poole 0310-Haiti-24” either in the Designation Box online or the Memo Line on your check.

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