Haiti Advance Team

Brad M. Griffin | Feb 10, 2010

FYI blogger and Fuller grad Lars Rood, along with our friends Jeremy Zach (also a Fuller grad), Mark Oestreicher, Adam McLane from Youth Specialties, and several other ministry bloggers are heading to Haiti tomorrow. Follow them on Facebook or their blogs for regular updates if youre not already doing it. They have a challenging task ahead of them: to tell the stories of whats happening on the ground in Haiti (perhaps especially what they learn from the Haitian church), to inspire/challenge the youth ministry world with ideas about ways to respond (and not respond) in the coming year, all while trying hard not to exploit the very real people they encounter or make a spectacle of whats already quite a spectacle.

They need our prayers.

Lars has committed to blog at FYI this year about his own youth ministrys changing approach to short-term missions (based on utilizing our Deep Justice Journeys approach), and Im excited to see how this trip will also impact his perspective and their changing practices. But more than that, Im excited about how God can use the voices in this team to spread the word about what God is up to in Haiti.

Brad M. Griffin

Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, blogger, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of Faith in an Anxious World, Growing Young, several Sticky Faith books, Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World, and the series Can I Ask That?: 8 Hard Questions about God and Faith. Brad and his family live in Southern California.


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