Today’s guest on the Happy Hour Podcast is my friend Tara Livesay. Tara lives in Haiti with her husband, Troy, and five of their seven kids. They have been living in Haiti for many years now and she works with Heartline Ministries and is a midwife. They average about 6-8 births a month at Heartline, and invest in the mom's lives from the beginning of pregnancy, during labor, and for post pregnancy support.

On this episode Tara and I discuss a lot about parenting. She's currently mom to seven that range from the age of 7 to early twenties. We also discussed short term missions and what that looks like to us Americans versus the Haitians. She gives us all great advice on how we serve the Haitian people in a healthy way.

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  • Our kids lived at Real Hope for Haiti while we were waiting for them to come home
  • Her grandson was born this October 11, and this brought her to Texas for five weeks to spend time with her kids. When we recorded this she was in Texas still, and is now back in Haiti with her family.


  •  “The most helpful things are things that include relationships” – love those ideas on helping people around the world.
  • 200,000 people a year visit Haiti from North America
  • Their Halloween excitement many years ago:


Then there's the Wade family over Halloween that we discussed on the podcast:


Here's a video about Heartline:


The Reveille is an instrumental music project from Austin Stone Worship. From our times in study of Scripture, we write and record music inspired from God’s Word to help aid and focus listeners during their personal times of communion with God through Scripture and prayer. The Reveille, Vol II was released everywhere digitally on November 4, 2014. Kyle Lent and David Wiley spent a year reading, studying, and meditating on the “servant songs” found in the book of Isaiah.

I have five copies of the The Reveille, Vol. II from the Austin Stone to give to five of you lucky peeps! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post about anything, and I'll pick a winner sometime on December 2nd. This CD makes a great teacher gift, or stocking stuffer for your loved ones. Perfect to listen to while reading your bible, or studying.

Buy your digital copy HERE.

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