Hour by Hour…


On Tuesday our family drove 14 hours from Florida to Kentucky. As you can imagine – traveling with 7 kids in a van for an entire day can be very tiring. Between all the bathroom breaks, filling up for gas, & stopping to eat – it was the day that would never end. The twins […]

Thank You For Showing Us The Love…


When teams are in the Mole, I ask for their camera cards at night so I can upload pictures to our ministry blog. I actually love doing this because I get to see how their day went – what types of things they were doing – how they ministered to our community that day…..and  it […]



The power we speak goes beyond the ability to plug into a socket… the power we speak goes beyond being able to screw in a light bulb… the power we speak is not just electric—it’s glory! It’s intense! My God is stronger than my bad news! After two weeks of juggling extension cords and spending […]

God Is Stronger Than My Bad News…


While I taught that lesson, I had no idea that I would still have so much to learn. On Monday, I taught our Women’s Bible Study about how God is STRONGER than our bad news. Since bad news is traded on the streets in Haiti like my kids trade colds, I knew this was a […]

Walking On Higher Ground…


My parents surprised us and brought a construction team to the Mole.  They worked 4 long hot days! I LOVE that my kids got to watch papaw in action!  There’s not a better builder than my dad and my boys got to see it first-hand for the first time! They poured a little concrete pad […]



Verse #1 You call me out upon the waters The great unknown, where feet may fail And there I find You in the mystery In oceans deep, my faith will stand Chorus: And I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise My soul will rest in Your […]



After a great week of ministry with the team, I realized I needed to pull myself aside today and spend some time alone with God. I’m not much of a beach person – I don’t really like sand and I haven’t swam in the ocean since I was stung by a jellyfish as a teenager. […]

New Year…New Beginnings…


2014 HAS BEEN A GREAT YEAR!!! (yeah I know we’re only 12 days into it). I have to say it quickly before something bad happens!! I think those were my famous last words until about the 18th of January last year….. when our staff had an incident trying to buy supplies for the team. It […]

Mamita Is In The Mole…


Jose’s mom flew into Port-au-Prince yesterday afternoon and will spend the next two weeks with us. Jose took the 10 hour bus ride Christmas night to pick her up! She arrived in the Mole around 9am this morning. Mamita hasn’t been to Haiti since Gabriel was a baby. In fact her last trip here was […]

A Castillo Christmas…


It was our first Christmas in Mole St Nicolas….. The kids spent the afternoon making cookies for Santa! We also made a cake and celebrated Taylen’s birthday. After we were finished baking it was time to get dressed for the Christmas service. I have already shared on the Mole Blog about our Christmas Eve Service. I […]


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