The final countdown


The week is here!

I leave for Haiti on Friday night (taking the red-eye, which surely sounds more romantic than it actually is), and will be in Port au Prince by 9am on Saturday morning.

I can’t wait to hug my sister, and probably some other people, too.  Who knows, I might be a hugging machine, extemporaneously throwing my arms around strangers.  Hey, I’ve heard that Haitians are joyful – I might as well drag myself out of my usual sour funk and join in.

This is the last week that my three latest recordings will be available for download, so if you want to help support my trip, now is the time.  Thanks to those of you who have been so generous with your support – I am so encouraged by you.



  1. Mandy on February 21, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    GREAT use of the word extemporaneously.

  2. jasonmichael on February 21, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    the title of this post will forever make me think of this…

  3. Sarah on February 23, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Everyone who meets you may hug you.

    I am so excited!

  4. AnnieBlogs on February 24, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    You change the world everywhere you go.

    Love you.

  5. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect on February 24, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Annie, I came over here from Annie Downs’ blog. She was (once again) saying just how much she loves you. :) I hope your trip going beautifully – and that you get the chance to turn into a hugging machine! :)

  6. Deborah Barnett on February 24, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    have such an amazing time and take tons of pictures! Love you AP.

  7. Jessica on February 24, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Have a sweet time with your sissy! So glad you’re getting to go on this trip! Can’t wait to read all about it! xoxo

  8. Shana on February 25, 2011 at 1:27 AM

    Thank you for all you do. You will be in my prayers.

  9. Crystal Varenkamp on February 25, 2011 at 8:15 AM

    Heard about you through AnnieBlogs. Wanted you to know that I prayed for you this morning. Have an amazing trip!

  10. Leanna on February 25, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    Hi Annie- I found you via AnnieBlogs and she mentioned your trip to all of us. So let me pray for you real quick-
    I ask that you bless Annie, that you would protect her as she travels to Haiti, while she is there, and when she returns. I ask that you would give her wisdom, grace and all that she needs from you for this trip. May you touch her life as she touches the lives of others through you.
    Fill her with more of your love Lord.
    In Jesus Name,

  11. deana on February 25, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    For God so loves you and the world….blessings as you carry His grace to Haiti….

  12. Renee Swope on February 26, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    I also found you through the other Annie. The one who loves you so much! Praying these two verse for you now — “God is within (you Annie), You will not fall; God will help 9you)at the break of day…And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Psalm 46:5, Philippians 4:19 NIV

  13. Lindsey @ I Run in Heels on March 1, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Hi Annie,
    I too came over from AnnieBlogs, and I love the look of your blog. I pray that God blesses your trip to Haiti and that God’s radical love would flow through you to all the people you meet.

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