Texas Tech 2019 – Days 1 & 2…

Hey!!  It’s Trey and Breeley – and we are apart of the Texas Tech Wesley team!

It has been such an amazing experience so far in Haiti! We arrived in Haiti yesterday and we have been very busy! Today Breeley started out painting the girl’s room at the orphanage and while we would wait for it to dry, we got to hang out with the kids. While we were hanging out at the orphanage, there was a girl named Mirlene who grabbed me and from then on she has hardly left my side. The girls love singing and dancing to The Greatest Showman and playing games outside.

Trey’s group took a 20-minute boat ride to Preskul, and did a Vacation Bible School there. They enjoyed getting to hang out and spend time coloring with the kids from the village. We finished with soccer and the kids loved it!

After both groups got back we led a VBS with about 100 kids from the town and The Mole. We had crafts, games, skits, and a lesson and the kids enjoyed every minute of it. After VBS, Breeley went to the swimming pool and led swimming lessons with 5 boys from our on-campus orphanage. The boys loved it and caught on very quickly!

After the boys that learned to swim today left, we enjoyed some time with our team and played in the pool until dinner time. Trey went to the shakoon and played with the orphan kids. They love the time they get with us and never want it to end. We ended the night enjoying a Haitian meal and talking in our small groups after hearing a devotion from Tom, a board member who is visiting while our team is here to help out. Tomorrow we will be working in the clinic, going to Karnage and continuing the painting for the girl’s room. We can’t wait to see how the rest of the week goes as well as see the relationships that are built while we are here.


HI! This is Kayti, I went to the clinic this morning while the others did the painting and went to Preskul. It was kinda slow today since it is not normally open on Mondays but there was still a few people that came and we were able to help them. A little boy came in who had cut his finger really bad so we cleaned it up really good then put a bandage on it. After that, a bag of fruit snacks made it all better. I also cleaned some of their ears and painted nails while they were waiting to be seen by the nurse. So far Haiti has been great! Travel has been really smooth and hopefully the last 5 bags (mine and 4 supply suitcase) get here sooner rather than later!

P.S. Caleb is still alive and feeling a lot better.


PLEASE leave comments! Teams absolutely love to hear from friends & family! Comments are read every night at dinner. It’s like getting mail at camp! 🙂

Also..the pics with Al are of the kids acting out Peter walking on the water to Jesus! I love it when the Bible comes alive! 🙂


  1. Hang in there Caleb ~ hope you feel better soon! Great job Nurse Kayti ~ have fun and make memories 💕 Aunt Laura & Uncle Kevin

  2. Hey team, I loved all the pictures of y’all being the hands and feet of Jesus to those sweet precious kiddos!! They bring back so many great memories!! So happy to hear and see that Caleb is feeling better and able to be involved with all the activities!! We’re praying for y’all and look forward to hearing more from y’all as the days go by!! Lots of love, Mom!! 💗

  3. Great job guys! Love to hear how things are going and see all the pictures! Have fun!
    Guy & Kim Irving (Kaitlyn’s parents)

  4. Praise the Lord for he is good! Thanks for the update! Love reading and see pictures of you all! Stay hydrated and keep spreading His word! Much love!!

  5. Well Hayden, USWNT beat Spain 2-1 & will play France on Friday. Was a good game but pretty rough!!

    Looks like you’re having fun and already deep into the reason for your trip.

    Love you & impressed by you!!


  6. What an amazing first two days! You can see the light in the children’s eye.
    Keeping you all in our prayers!
    Can’t wait for more pics & messages!

    Sherry Timmerman (Jared’s mom)
    I see you’re lovin’ the hat! 😃

  7. Really made my day to see the joy in the faces of the children (and our missionaries). Each moment of joy shared is a gift! Also got a kick out of the video of the conversation with the goats! Hey… goats need missionaries too. :)) Keep shining your light!
    Guy & Kim Irving

  8. Hey y’all! So good to see pics and hear about your first days. Praying for continued good healing for Caleb and for luggage to arrive!
    The girls’ room is looking great so far. Can’t wait to see the finished project!
    Al-I forgot to ask you before you left if you were able to get the water pump, or do we need to take it?
    Also Al-our guy Korprew was suspended today from the basketball team due to allegations of an assault. 😲 I am not happy with this news!
    Maddi girl-Love and miss you. Hope you’re doing well. Hydrate!
    Much love to the whole team.

  9. Praising the Lord that Ya’ll are safe and warm. May God kick you out of your comfort zone and allow you to see what He can do through you. Romans 10:14,15 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Love Ya Ty!

  10. Wow! Y’all have done so much in just 2 days! I love seeing the sweet smiles on those precious kiddos. Such a blessing to see your passion to spread God’s love with the Haitian people. Praying for your heath and strength. God’s blessings be with you all! Love you mucho Ty! 💜 Jodie from the Panhandle

  11. Hello Missionaries of God! So thankful and grateful yall made it safely. The pictures are amazing and speak volumes of what yall are doing there. Enjoyed reading the blog…such good God stuff. Continue your good works for His kingdom. May all the Haitians come to know Jesus through you! To all the first timers to Haiti..praying you are blessed just as much you will be a blessing to the Haitians. Al and Brad…keep leading well…wear your hat Al. Tyann…love you so much and so proud of you for going to Haiti for 4 years. Hope your getting to use your nursing skills to serve the Haitians. All my prayers and blessings for each one of you! Penny…your sister in Chrst…friend…aunt of Tyann…worker bee at Wesley.

  12. Ty, Hayden, & Erika!!!! HI PEOPLE! I’m so excited you guys are back in our place. I am looking forward to reading the blog posts everyday and looking at the pictures.
    I am praying for good health in that heat and lots and lots of courage. Break down some walls and get out of your comfort zone this week. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND IM PROUD TO CALL YOU GUYS FRIENDS.
    hug precious samica for me ❤️

  13. Hi friends, so jealous of y’all and wishing I was there!! Seeing all
    of your pictures where you’re loving on people makes my heart so happy. Ty, I was just thinking about the time in Haiti when you laughed at my braids when I tried to give you a break from doing my hair, but it was no good. I’m guessing you’re still chief hair braider 😂 love you all so much, can’t wait to see more ♥️ Taylor Head

  14. Hi Ty!!!!!! And People !!! Hahah I’m glad to here y’all got there safely. I love the photos and can’t wait to see more of yall’s amazing story’s come to life:) I hope for the best and pray for y’all every night. I will be following every day!!!!

  15. Hey Wesley Team! Some of you might know me as Brady, to others, you might know me as Randy. It depends on the day I guess lol. It’s great to hear that ya’ll made it safely and I can already see the incredible impact ya’ll are making on the Kingdom of God! It’s good to hear that Caleb is feeling better! I’m also praying that all the luggage arrives! I’m excited to read ya’lls blog tomorrow!

    Keep on loving the kids and people you come in contact with! I am reminded of a quote I heard one time from somebody (Al/Scott/Penny/Old Youth Pastor, I’m not entirely sure)

    “Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”

    Love ya’ll

    P.S. (Make sure that Al gets everyone to play the Hokey Pokey because that’s what it’s all about)

  16. I’m loving all the pictures!!!!! I can’t wait to hear all about everything!!!!!! Make lots of priceless memories, have fun and be safe!!!!!! I love you bunches!!!!

  17. Proud of you Landon Sands! Look forward to hearing all about it! Praying for you guys!!

  18. Praying for God to move each person you all come in contact with. Praying for God to speak through your words and actions.
    Praying for safety and for the Holy Spirit to move.
    Peace be with each of you.

  19. Hello Quen (we ❤ u) and Hello to this amazing team. Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures and daily adventures with us. We are so glad you made it safe and you have began to touching these beautiful hearts with God’s teachings. Praying that your heart’s continue to be fulfilled each day with the work you are doing and you are able to touch many hearts with God’s love.
    Our family is eager to read more about your upcoming days.
    We love and miss you Quenie, can’t wait to talk to you about your journey.
    Mom, Dad, Isabelle and Ian. 🤗

  20. I know those kids are loving having you there to help and play and show Christ’s’ love. It so reminds me of the mission trips I took to LaJoya, TX down in the valley during my youth. Can’t wait to hear more, and see more pics (with you in them, please!!) Love you more, Landon Cole. Love,Mom

  21. Dad researched Mole, and found that the beach where you are staying, is the beach where Christopher Columbus landed in 1492, when he thought he had found the new world. My great grandfather was named Christopher Columbus Bean. Bet ya didn’t know that!! As a descendant of (a/not the) Christopher Columbus, I hope you are making new discoveries of your own. Please know you are making me so proud by being there, showing others and sharing with others your gifts and your talents. Love you more, Mom

  22. Hey pals! Be safe, watching from a far. Work hard and don’t take for granted the time you get to be there. Much love to Brad, Hayden, Erika, Tyann, Al and co. Stay strong, keep your eyes open to see what God wants to show you, ears open to hear what he wants to tell you, and hearts open to what he wants to teach you. Have fun in Karnage definitely my favorite place!

  23. Roxie, Landon Sands’ Aunt:
    Wow, you all are making memories of a lifetime. Stop and take it in. There is so much about living a life that honors Christ through observing other cultures – especially ones where things can be so much harder; yet, you see the joy they have – in the simplest of things. God is using you all for a mighty work! May God bless you and use you for his glory. Love you Landon! So proud of you! Aunt Roxie

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