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October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: It’s Coming to Jacksonville

Hurricane Matthew: It's Coming to Jacksonville

This is another call to prayer as Hurricane Matthew prepares to bring its destruction to the east coast of Florida including Jacksonville. As you probably know, I sent Jess and Sophie home prior to the storm making landfall in Haiti to make sure Sophie was safe but now Matthew will be in Jacksonville (where our […]

August 3, 2016

How Having a Daughter Changes Things

How Having a Daughter Changes Things

I do not plan on going systematically through all the different things that have changed since Sophie came into our lives.  If you have children you already know that a child changes almost everything, and you also know that your son or daughter is so worth every single change that you had to make that […]

November 10, 2015

Meet Sophie (Matt’s Perspective)

Meet Sophie (Matt's Perspective)

I know that many of you got a chance to read Jessica’s blog about our new baby girl, but I couldn’t not write about her too.  So today, meet Sophie Hayes Bush…again.  Sophie is just over a week old and she is already beautiful and adorable.  I know you cannot tell much about a person […]

May 26, 2015

The Lawn Mower

The Lawn Mower

Over the past few weeks, we have been sharing a lot of things that have been happening down here in Haiti.  We have moved our children to Hope Rising’s campus, we have been living with the children 24/7, and we have learned a lot about running an orphanage and taking care of the children of […]

November 16, 2014

What is Poverty

What is Poverty

I was listening to a sermon recently that focused on the idea of worldwide poverty, and I wanted to talk about what poverty looks like. It is so hard to describe poverty if you have never seen it firsthand, if you have never smelled it, or have never known people who lived in it. It […]

November 6, 2014

An Undeserved Love

An Undeserved Love

It is just so hard to even begin to understand the love that Jesus Christ has for us. I was sitting here doing my quiet time and I was listening to this new Chris Tomlin song called “Jesus Loves Me” and I was just taken aback by the way that He loves us. There is […]

November 4, 2014

A Haitian Funeral

A Haitian Funeral

There are a lot of things in Haiti that we will get to experience for the first time. We have experienced weddings, graduations, school meetings, immigration, etc. and we will continue to experience new things the longer we live here. Today I want to tell you about our most recent experience, a funeral. I want […]

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