Two great stories of God at work in Haiti!

As you all know we are currently NOT in Haiti yet as we are still in the states raising our monthly support. However, we heard recently from our organization about two lives that have and are still being changed by God. Tears welled up when I read these and I knew we had to share these two stories with you all! I will give a quick recap for those of you who can’t go right now and read the full story on our organizations blog but I encourage you all to follow this LINK to read the full story!

The first of the two stories starts in the beginning of last year. A church that had came down could not go to their C3 partner church because of political issues, so RMI took them instead to the Cote De Fer area and they ministered there. They met a young gangster man who had just been shot by the police and lost his leg. They ministered to him and shared the gospel with him and he and his buddies were quick to say they weren’t interested. However….the seed was planted! After the team left, the local pastor continued to minister and help him and in October, this church had a new C3 partner church from the states come and visit. The national pastor of the local community took them to see this young man and after they shared the gospel with him, he received Jesus as His Lord and Savior. Beautiful to see how from one change of location for the first church team that came, one team to share and plant the seed, one local/national pastor to continue to encourage and minister to this young man helped it all lead up to when the new church team came and ministered to him and at that time he was ready to ask Jesus to be His Savior! How awesome is that!

Screen shot from our organization’s blog! Please follow the link in our blog to be taken there to read the full story!

The second of two stories is about a father and son. The son knows and loves Jesus and serves Him and is heartbroken over his father (pictured in green above) named Saint Clair who not only doesn’t believe in Jesus but is huge in VOODOO. He told them that he feels it is his responsibility to pay back his debts to the evil spirits on behalf of his family. RMI shared the truth with him, prayed with him and it broke his son’s heart that he would not spend eternity with his father if something happened to him. Voodoo is so prevalent in Haiti and so many hold to these “customs” and “traditions” because of all the lies they’ve been fed through generations about them. HERE IS WHERE IT GETS REALLY AWESOME….in early summer, Lee (one of RMI’s missionaries) had some extra vegetable seeds that were donated in his name and he felt led to give them to this family. They showed up unannounced with seeds in hand, shared the gospel again with them and went out to see the fields where the seeds would be planted. GET THIS….they noticed the fields were already plowed!!!! Lee asked them why they plowed the field and they said they plowed the fields but didn’t have any money for seeds to plant. The amount of seeds Lee brought was exactly the amount they said they needed to do the entire field. WHAT!!!!! How awesome is that! That is GOD y’all! They reminded Saint Clair that this was from the God that his son serves! He knows your need and provides for them in advance! When they prayed at the end, Saint Clair said he felt God tugging at his heart. In January, after a church visited their area, they shared how Saint Clair has been regularly attending church for a bit now and even though as far as we know, hasn’t accepted Christ yet…God is working!!! PRAISE GOD!

We long for and are so excited to be there and get to be a small part of what God is already at work doing, in Haiti! ❤ Hope these stories encouraged your heart as much as they did ours.


The Starkeys

Support Update & Prayer Requests!

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To keep it short, sweet & to the point we figured we could share a few bullet points with you because let’s face it, who doesn’t like a good bullet point 😉 

  • We are 4 months in already to this deputation journey of raising up the monthly support we need, in order to move to Haiti.
  • As missionaries, we will not get paid. It’s all about people coming around us that are in agreement/support of what we are doing down there and want to join our “team”. People who want to reach outside the walls of the church by being the hands that send us there. These people then (families/individuals, churches & businesses) support us financially on a monthly basis.
  • We are 19% raised as of 2/26/18 and we need to be fully funded before we can move. We hear very often from the organization, how much we are needed down there and how big of a need there is so we are yearning to be there. We would like to make our thermometer start moving up faster so that we can get down there by this time next year. 🙂
  • We currently have 13 amazing families supporting us on a monthly basis (You will never know how much that means to us, you bring us such encouragement).  We have 2 businesses supporting us as well and we hope to have a few churches here soon too including our amazing home church at Community Bible.
  • We’ve had 16 families, the t-shirt fundraiser and our home church donate to our one-time moving costs so far and while raising our monthly supporters up is our primary focus right now, we definitely need to raise our one-time moving costs up as well so we are VERY thankful for each of those gifts that have come in. We are almost out of the 40’s and into the 30k for how much left of our one-time that we still need. EXCITING!
  • For fun it’s neat to see some numbers…if we had 10 churches and/or businesses come alongside us and support us $250 per month, 15 families/individuals donate $100 per month, 29 families/individuals donate $50 per month and 30 families/individuals donate $30 per month GUESS WHAT…we would be able to move down there!!! ❤ Would you like to be one of those? DONATE HERE 
  • Please consider starting your monthly support TODAY! Our organization can’t count our monthly support until it starts coming in so if you are wanting to support us while we are down there, please start NOW because that will actually help us to get down there, it builds up our one-time cost while we are here and there is a possibility we will go at 80% raised and in that case, the monthly support coming in now is what will help sustain us over there while we are still raising up the last 20% or so.


We prayed and both had confirmation and peace on April stepping down from her leadership position with Usborne Books & More. This will allow April to focus more on connections, contacts & fundraising to help us raise our support up faster so we can get down to Haiti and will help April be able to focus more on learning Creole. We hear time and again from missionaries down there, how crucial and helpful it is to know Creole as much as possible before you move down. This will also allow her to start preparing our house for when we eventually put it up for sale as well. Please pray for us with this new transition and for April to be able to pick up Creole quickly.

The boys are asking more and more questions about Haiti. For being so young, they are trying to still understand when we are moving because we talk about it so much, so they assume it’s soon so we’ve been trying to help them understand it as best as their little hearts & minds can. They are getting more and more excited to see their new home & land. They both recently told me that they are excited to meet the other missionary kids down there. Zeke (1 year old) is handling it great (wink wink) and he especially LOVES Creole music and dances (danse – Creole) like crazy to it. Keep praying for them, for their hearts, bodies and minds to be prepared for the move and to handle it well.

Please continue to pray for more opportunities for us to share our journey. The more small groups, bible studies, sunday schools, churches, houses we can share at, the more people can hear what God is doing down in Haiti. We don’t know who God is going to use to send us so we just want to share our story with whoever will listen and let God do the rest. So please get in touch with us if you would like us to share with anyone/group/church you know. Thank you so much!

Thank you for reading this, thank you for praying for us, and thank you for coming alongside us on this journey. We are so thankful for each and everyone of you! We are so excited to see God working in our lives and yours. Everyday He continually amazes us with what He’s teaching us and how He’s growing us. We’ll leave you with a few pictures of our silly family!


The Starkeys


The Road to Les Cayes!

We figured most of you have NO IDEA where we are going to be living and what it looks like there so we thought it would be fun to share a few videos that show just that! 🙂 This first video is of the main road that takes you to Les Cayes and it shows a beautiful view. You can skip through it but check it out for a minute to see the beauty of Haiti even just on the road!

One plus about technology is it’s helping us prepare our boys for what they will see and what it looks like where we will live in Haiti! 🙂 We’ve been having fun watching different YouTube videos of the place we will live and places we will visit. Many people have done drone overhead videos now which makes it really nice to see things. This is already showing to help one of our boys who struggles with any sort of change. They are getting more and more excited now about our move! Here is another fun video you can skip through to see the rural/mountain part of where we will be living and then the next video after that will be a video showing the “downtown”, city part of Les Cayes by the water! These videos make me want to get a drone 😉

Hope you enjoyed seeing a glimpse into what the land and area will look like for us when we move to Les Cayes Haiti!

Until next time,

The Starkeys