David M. Vanderpool, MD

Topics: LiveBeyond's general mission, Kingdom building, biblical service, tropical diseases, medical care in the developing world, trauma medicine in disaster relief, malnutrition in the developing world

Laurie Stallings Vanderpool

Topics: LiveBeyond's general mission, Preparing the Bride for the Return of the King, care of at-risk individuals in the developing world, caring for the disabled in the developing world

David S. Vanderpool

Topics: LiveBeyond's general mission, mission trips biblical service, agricultural development, international development, development economics, water enhancement projects, disaster relief

Jacklyn Barnett

Topics: LiveBeyond's general mission, biblical service, evangelism and discipleship training, mission trips

Devin Vanderpool

Topics: LiveBeyond's general mission, mission trips, biblical service, child sponsorship, education in the developing world, English as a Second Language in the developing world


How Holy Spirit is Using Rural Women to Accomplish His Agenda
Charisma News, October 15, 2019

The International Day for Rural Women on Oct. 15 was established to acknowledge "the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty."
In the rural community of Thomazeau, we are proud to work with many rural Haitian women who are working to make their families and communities better.

We must change the discourse
Abilene Reporter News, September 6, 2019

The recent mass shootings in Odessa, El Paso and Dayton are horrific and should be widely condemned. The pain and suffering that these shooters caused are unconscionable and require an immediate and overwhelming response.

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East Texas Church hosts school supply drive for students in Haiti
CBS 19, August 28, 2019

Shiloh Road Church of Christ is partnering with a global ministry to give school supplies to children far beyond the borders of Texas to Haiti. “[We want to] instill whatever we can with Jesus Christ into them, just to show them that we're here and we care,” organizer Carol Lemon said.

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Roberta Edwards honored, remembered for World Humanitarian Day
The Tennessean, August 28, 2019

There is a plumeria tree planted at the LiveBeyond base in Thomazeau, Haiti. Many of the trees planted on our base have been dedicated in the name of a friend or family member of someone who is connected to our ministry – but this one is a little different, a little more special.

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Bill Martinez Interviews David S. Vanderpool about the Haiti Day of Prayer
Bill Martinez Live, July 24, 2019 Listen here
Bob Crittenden Interviews Dr. Vanderpool about the Haiti Day of Prayer
The Meeting House, July 22, 2019 Listen here
Haiti needs the United Nations to Stay
The Hill, June 7, 2019

In a little more than four months, the United Nations is set to depart from Haiti, capping a 15-year presence that has not been without warts, but that has helped bring a measure of stability to a nation that has faced its share of woes.

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The Fatherlessness Epidemic: How Father’s Day Reminds Us of the Importance of Dads
Christian Headlines, June 7, 2019

We are all too aware of the disheartening statistics about fatherlessness here in the U.S. According to the Census Bureau, more than 1 in 4 children live without a father in the home. The National Fatherhood Initiative has studied the impact of that absence and discovered that it’s a primary factor in nearly all of the societal ills facing our nation.

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St. Mark's Students Connect with Haitian Children
Park Cities People, May 15, 2019

When the 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Dr. David Vanderpool, St. Mark’s School of Texas Class of 1978, became a first-responder for the suffering Haitians whose lives were devastated by the natural disaster. Within three years, he would sell everything he owned in the United States, including a comfortable home and a thriving medical practice, to move to Haiti full time.

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What is Operational Sustainability and Why is it Important to Nonprofits? 3 Reasons Operational Sustainability Should Matter to a Donor
Relief Web, May 15, 2019

Haiti has had a Level 4: Do Not Travel Advisory from the US State Department since mid-February due to civil unrest in Port-au-Prince and other high-population areas. Thomazeau has been largely untouched by the civil unrest, but, because of the travel advisory, LiveBeyond has evacuated all American personnel to the United States until the advisory lowers to a level 3.

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Earth Day: How this nonprofit ensures it doesn't injure environment, people they're serving
Christian Post, April 22, 2019

Many people would agree that there are a few wrong attitudes that can lead to negative outcomes for short-term missions: the “great white savior” complex; assuming that you understand a culture better than the people inside of it; mission trips with no follow up; or bequeathing gifts that have no value or require maintenance beyond the capacity of the local population.

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LiveBeyond Celebrates Improved Health for Children in Haiti on World Health Day
My Social Good News, April 3, 2019

LiveBeyond, a humanitarian organization based in Thomazeau, Haiti, is excited to celebrate the improved health of the children it serves as we approach World Health Day April 7. LiveBeyond recently announced the success of its meal-provision program, which has proven effective in increasing BMI and academic improvement for the local malnourished children.

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Empowering the Impoverished
On the Edge - Informed Radio, March 21, 2019

While Haiti is still in a state of upheaval, while it's government is trying to repair from the current uprisings, 100's of thousands are suffering from the lack of food, medical supplies and every day necessities that you and I enjoy and take for granted.
I speak with Dr. David Vanderpool, the founder of LiveBeyond, a humanitarian and ministry group that is working, boots on the ground in Haiti helping in so many ways to help the impoverished people there.

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Mentoring Beyond Bordersd
St. Mark's School of Texas, February 28, 2019

When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Dr. David Vanderpool ’78, a vascular surgeon and missionary, was one of the first responders to provide care on the ground. David felt called to continue helping the people of Haiti and, after selling his home and medical practice, moved to the country with his wife Laurie.

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Unrest in Haiti
The World and Everything in It, February 25, 2019

Violent protests have rocked Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince since February 7th. That was the second anniversary of President Jovenel Moise’s election.

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Don't give up on Haiti, says surgeon
One News Now, February 25, 2019

The political unrest in Haiti is making things more difficult for missionaries there. Dr. David Vanderpool, a trauma surgeon and founder of Live Beyond medical missions, has been working in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake and living in the country full-time for the past seven years.

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Teeth in Thomazeau: Paris Residents Travel to Haiti to help with dental work
The Paris News, February 10, 2019

Dr. Clint Spencer says teeth have taken him all over the world to fulfill a calling to be of service to others. The Paris dentist's latest week-long adventure, with a group of about 15 other Paris residents, took him to Thomazeau, Haiti to assist LiveBeyond in a health clinic there.

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LiveBeyond Receives Health Care Product Donations From Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program, January 30, 2019

LiveBeyond announced today that it has received a donation of health care products under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. Through this program, Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, provides recipient organizations with several health care product donations valued between $5,000 and $25,000 over the course of two years.

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Where Breastfeeding Is Evil
Reliefweb, January 28, 2019

A young girl recently brought an 8 day-old baby boy into our clinic that was not her own, because the baby’s mother had not breastfed him since birth. When I asked the young girl what the baby had been eating, she pointed to her water bottle, and my heart sank.

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David S. Vanderpool: Live Beyond!
Modern Christian Men, January 28, 2019

David S. Vanderpool joins me to inform and educate us about what is happening in Haiti with LiveBeyond in 2019.

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What Africa can teach the U.S. about civility
Dallas Morning News, January 5, 2019

As we begin 2019, with so many people resolving to be more civil — both in person and online — I thought it might be helpful to consider the example of the Palaver tree. During my time working with various African tribes, I learned many things about their ancient cultures, and one of the more instructive concepts was that of the Palaver tree.

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Over-commercialization of Christmas
The Christian Post, December 14, 2018

Every year around October, I begin preparing myself for the onslaught. The increase in number of emails I receive from businesses, the increase in mail, the increase in money slipping away from my bank account.

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How to Live Beyond with Dr. Vanderpool
Christian Men at Work, December 1, 2018

What You'll Hear:

  • Dr. Vanderpool accepted the Lord at age 12. The Lord was present in his house in a great way and his parents modeled Christ since he was an infant. He was surrounded by believers for generations since he was born
  • His Dad is a surgeon and there are many doctors in his family. It's been a goal for him forever and it never wavered.
Long-Term Care and Development with Dr. Vanderpool
Guys Like Us, November 27, 2018

The Guys Like Us is joined with Dr.David Vanderpool who is a surgeon, missionary, and founder and CEO of Live Beyond. David joins us today from Haiti, but was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. David started in disaster relief assistance, through natural and man-made conflict and then shifted to become a development organization providing long-term care in infrastructure to administer basic needs in developing countries.

Giving Tuesday
Risen Magazine

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

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4 Ways Visiting My Haitian Friends Makes Me More Thankful
Crosswalk, November 1, 2018

I have the unique privilege to visit the people of Thomazeau, Haiti on a regular basis. Thomazeau is one of the poorest regions in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. And yet, as I approach Thanksgiving each year, I ponder over all that I’ve learned from my Haitian brothers and sisters in Christ.

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This Teacher's Day, Support Education Here and Abroad
Faithwire, October 5, 2018

As we hear of the issues facing teachers in our public school system today – pay issues; student testing; school safety – I take my hat off to them. They are true heroes in my book, and I am so glad the United Nations has set aside a day to honor them. That day is today.

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Benefit, golf tourney to benefit LiveBeyond
Kerrville Daily Times, October, 2018

LiveBeyond, a faith-based humanitarian organization, will host its Second Annual Golf Tournament and Benefit Banquet in Kerrville today. The event will raise funds for its programs and provide supporters with an update on its efforts.

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Benefit, golf tourney to benefit LiveBeyond
Kerrville Daily Times, September 21, 2018

LiveBeyond, a faith-based humanitarian organization, will host its Second Annual Golf Tournament and Benefit Banquet in Kerrville on Oct. 5. The event will raise funds for its programs and provide supporters with an update on its efforts.

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Solutions for Poverty with Dr. David Vanderpool
Why Me Project, September 19, 2018 Listen here
Will there ever be peace in Haiti?
Relief Web, September 14, 2018

While Haiti is trying to move forward from its most recent round of violence, ongoing turmoil here is at once as predictable as it is tragic. Why is it that Haiti stays mired in the past and out of the headlines, with less hope for improvement than far more war-torn nations?

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On a Ministry Bringing Healthcare and Nutritional Aid to the Residents of Haiti
Pilgrim Radio: His People, September 3, 2018 Listen here
Podcast Interview with Dr. Vanderpool
Pairadocs, September 3, 2018 Listen here
Haiti: Land of High Mountains
The Synapse, August edition

You leave the Port-au-Prince airport squeezed in a van and it hits you. The sights. The smells. The sounds.

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The Goodness of Hurricane Harvey
The Houston Chronicle, August 23, 2018

A year ago, I was sitting at home watching the Weather Channel as the behemoth Hurricane Harvey approached the Gulf Coast. It quickly became obvious that disaster relief efforts would be necessary very soon.

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A Life of Sacrifice: How One Doctor Left Everything to Serve in Haiti
The Stream, August 6, 2018

“If we’re Christians like Christ, then our life has to be a sacrifice,” said Dr. David Vanderpool in an interview with The Stream. “We weren’t living a life of sacrifice."

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LiveBeyond Radio Interview
KAAM Radio, August 1, 2018 Audio not available
The Morning Invasion
Star 88, July 25, 2018 Listen to the radio interview here
This Parent's Day, Remember God's Call to Be Present Fathers and Mothers
Faithwire, July 22, 2018

In the U.S., we celebrate Parents Day on the fourth Sunday of every July – July 22 this year – as a way to support and strengthen our nation’s moral fiber in its most essential place, the home.
Scripture agrees that parents have a vital role in raising their children in the training and instruction of the Lord, according to Ephesians 6:4.

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Helping Haiti on 19now: An ETX couple reaches out to those in need
CBS 19, July 17, 2018

Tyler natives, Dr. Jared and Holly Shultz work with LiveBeyond to bring help to oppressed people in Thomazeau, Haiti.

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Protests have died down, but the crisis in Haiti isn't over
Dallas Morning News, July 10, 2018

On Friday, I was all set to go to Haiti, leading a team of American volunteers to work in the many programs at the LiveBeyond base in Thomazeau. I was especially looking forward to going since my husband and I lived there for two years, and I've been going down since the earthquake in 2010.

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Here are Practical Steps We Can Take to Help Those Caught in the Border Crisis
Christian Headlines, July 2, 2018

I’ve heard people on both sides of the aisle arguing about the issues at the border. Democrats and Republicans are shouting about the injustices, and the nation feels as divided as ever. And yet, we can all agree on one thing – something needs to change.

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Radio Interview with Dr. David Vanderpool
Faith Walk with Trey Graham, July 1, 2018

Listen here under July 1, 2018

Revive Israel Speaks with the Vanderpools about LiveBeyond
May 23, 2018

Watch the video here or here

Crosses Symbolize Walk with God
San Antonio Express-News, May 15, 2018

It’s a rare occasion when you find me without a James Avery cross on my neck or a ring around my finger. As a kid growing up in Kerrville, home of the original James Avery store, I looked forward to each birthday and Christmas.

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National Nurse Week
Risen Magazine, May 11, 2018

From helping with childbirth to caring for those in the hospital, each of us in some way has been impacted by a nurse. They are often the first point of contact and support the medical staff in hospitals and doctors’ offices.

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World Malaria Day: Christians, Let's Help Eradicate This Disease
The Christian Post, April 25, 2018

Malaria is a terrible disease that kills more than 445,000 people per year. The World Health Organization has implemented amazing programs to reach their goal to cut down on 40% of malaria-related deaths by 2020. But this progress has been slow in low-income countries like Haiti.

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How to do Short-Term Missions the Right Way
Outreach Magazine, April 2, 2018

Short-term missions have received a lot of flak in recent years. And we at LiveBeyond understand where the criticism is coming from, but we have some solutions. Here are some short-term missions best practices that will help you do them the right way.

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Coach Gene Stallings Remembers Johnny on World Down Syndrome Day
Alabama Living, March 21, 2018

For former Alabama football coach Gene Stallings, World Down Syndrome Day is an important date on the calendar. The day, observed on March 21, draws attention to those with Down Syndrome.

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How One Ordinary Woman Overcame the Murderous Threats of Vodou Priests
Ministry Today, March 20, 2018

When I was a senior in high school, the superlative I received was, "Most Likely to Punch a Vodou (Haitian Voodoo) Priest." While not the most flattering accolade—and I by no means resort to violence—it turned out to be quite foreshadowing of what was ahead for me.

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First Christian Church mission trip to Haiti shocks and motivates participants
Times Reporter, March 9, 2018

In Haiti, zombies are real. Their stiff-limbed walk is the result of poisoning with a neurotoxin by voodoo priests.

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How to Know You're Ready for the Mission Field
Faithwire, March 1, 2018

I’m coming up on my two year anniversary of living full time in Haiti, and I frequently get asked the same question: “How did you know you were called to the mission field?”

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How to Know for Sure God is Calling You to the Mission Field
Ministry Today Magazine, February 26, 2018

I'm coming up on my two-year anniversary of living full-time in Haiti, and I frequently get asked this question: "How did you know you were called to the mission field?" And it is almost always followed up with, "How did you prepare to go?"

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The Demonic Festival Plaguing Christians Vodou Prepares to Rear Its Ugly Head Worldwide
Charisma News, February 2, 2018

"Haiti is 30 percent Christian, but 100 percent Vodou (Haitian voodoo)." This is a statement I've heard several times through my years of working in Haiti. I've come to realize just how close to true this actually is. Because Christians in Haiti might not practice vodou, but they are certainly wary of the negative effects it can have on their communities. An example that comes to mind is a memory of my husband disposing of a snake as three (Christian) Haitian women screamed that he had killed a demon.

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Should Haitians Come to the U.S.? Here's Why One Missionary Says No
Faithwire, January 19, 2018

President Donald Trump’s purported comments about people coming to the U.S. from “sh**hole countries” sent shockwaves throughout the world, sparking intense questions about the president’s immigration policies as well as his views on foreign nations.
Considering that Haiti was among the countries for which Trump purportedly used the aforementioned label, Faithwire decided to further explore the situation on the ground there, speaking with Dr. David Vanderpool, CEO of LiveBeyond, a faith-based humanitarian group that provides healthcare and other services to Haitians.

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
San Antonio Express News, January 5, 2018

Human trafficking is defined by the United Nations Office of Drug and Crimes as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, or the abuse of power or a position of vulnerability, or the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.
In developing countries such as Haiti, where, according to the World Bank, a quarter of people live on less than $1.23 per day, this type of activity happens frequently, often because parents are unable to provide their children with the education and food they need. In most cases, they are sent to live with other families or orphanages on the promise that they will be taken care of. In exchange, the children are required to perform domestic services.

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Charity Gives $1.3 Million to Repair 13 Churches Devastated by Hurricane Harvey, Irma
The Christian Post, December 23, 2017

"We are finding a lot of people down here who are needing help," LiveBeyond's James Woodroof told CP in a phone interview from the Houston area. "They are not getting a lot of relief. FEMA is helping out a little bit. They are providing money for people to go stay in different places but a lot of people down here who didn't have insurance. A lot of places were hit that didn't expect to get any flooding."

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Living Beyond Themselves: Couple Sells Everything to be Missionaries in Haiti
CBN News, December 22, 2017

It's been over three years since Dr. David Vanderpool and his wife Laurie picked up their lives and moved to Haiti.
With a nearly 30-year medical career behind him, Dr. Vanderpool sold his private practice in Brentwood, Tennessee, to fulfill a promise he and his wife made years earlier: when their youngest child left for college, they would move to a third-world country, they told the Dallas News.
In April 2013, they sold it all – Vanderpool's practice, their home, three cars and all their belongings to serve medical, educational and spiritual needs in Haiti.

Still Giving Birth Like Mary
Religion News Service, December 21, 2017

Marie’s* contractions started early in the morning. As the contractions progressed, she did her best to get comfortable and prepare for her first child. She wished her mother or a midwife were with her, but her mother had trained her how to deliver alone. So many women do that in her country already. She instructed her husband to find cloth to wrap the child in and water to clean both her and the coming child.

Read more Reposted on San Antonio Express News on December 22, 2017 Reposted on Times Union on December 22, 2017
Faith Leads the Way: Family Gives Up Life of Privilege in U.S. to Spread Hope in Haiti
Dallas Morning News, December 21, 2017 (online) and December 24, 2017 (print)

David Vanderpool was 15 when he first questioned his privileged childhood.
At the time, he was a student at St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas.

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LiveBeyond Christmas Catalog Encourages People to Give Beyond
My Social Good News, December 16, 2017

As Christmas gift-giving time approaches, a faith-based non-profit working to improve conditions in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, has some unique gift suggestions in its annual Christmas catalog. Each year, LiveBeyond determines the greatest needs among the people it serves and invites Americans who really have no need of another thing to gift something desperately needed on behalf of their loved ones. This year’s list features a unique set of gifts that will provide great meaning to those who give it and those who receive it in Haiti, improving their way of life and expanding the Kingdom of God.

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What to Get for the Person Who Says They Don't Want or Need Anything This Christmas
Faithwire, December 14, 2017

Christmas is a time of remembering the joy that Jesus brought to the world when he was born that starry night in a manger over 2,000 years ago. The best way we know how to celebrate that is to sing Christmas carols, watch Hallmark movies, drink hot chocolate, and spend hundreds of dollars (sometimes even going into debt) on presents for people that they won’t use for very long.
Does that seem right?

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What's Important About World Soil Day
Christian Post, December 5, 2017

It ain't just dirt.
Playing in the dirt is typically reserved for young children and pigs. But getting down and dirty is more important than you might think. It is estimated that 95 percent of our food is directly or indirectly produced on our soils. This includes everything from grains such as wheat and rice to vegetables and fruits and even the meat and dairy animals that depend upon soil-grown plants for their food too. Healthy soils produce healthy plants which help feed healthier humans.
Soils serve many purposes.

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On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Here's a Story of a Remarkable Boy
Fox News, December 3, 2017

When I first saw Chinyelo, he was covered in dirt and mud, walking on his hands through his village in Haiti. His T-shirt was ripped. He was hungry. He was not well-cared for. He had never been to school. We don’t know exactly why his legs have never worked, but our best guess is that he had some sort of traumatic injury at birth.
I am sharing Chinyelo’s remarkable story now because Sunday is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, created by the United Nations in 1992. It is a day to think about people who don’t get the attention they deserve.

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World AIDS Day: Christians Need to Take a Stand
Christian Post, December 1, 2017

HIV is a virus just like the common cold, influenza, or plantar warts. But ever since its discovery in the 1980s, a stigma has been attached to HIV/AIDS, classifying carriers of the disease as "unclean." This is primarily due to the nature of transmission: sexual transmission or infected fluids. Globally, close to 37 million are infected with AIDS, so this isn't an issue that will be going away any time soon.

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A Helping Hand in Haiti
The Searcy Daily Citizen, November 23, 2017

Only available to local subscribers here.

It's Time to Do Thanksgiving a Little Differently
Charisma News, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time of family, food and fellowship. Whether you are cooking a homemade feast or eating out at your local Golden Corral, or even joining others at neighborhood soup kitchen, Thanksgiving has long been a time for Americans to remember the blessings of living in a land of freedom.
But in light of all of the recent natural disasters our nation has faced in Texas, Florida, California and Puerto Rico, this year might be the time to do things a little differently.

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Give a Man a Fish - Radio Interview with David S. Vanderpool

The What's Up Radio Program, November 21, 2017 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Why Today is World Toilet Day
Christian Post, November 19, 2017

World Toilet Day seems like an excellent excuse for a plethora of bathroom humor memes. How can toilets, of all things, be an exciting topic worthy of its own day? But according to the United Nations, approximately "4.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to a household toilet that safely disposes of waste." That's 60 percent of the world's population. So perhaps toilets are more important than one might think.

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When There's No Logical Reason for a Teeny, Tiny Baby to Survive
CharismaNews, November 17, 2017

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15 million babies are born prematurely each year. Among those that survive, many suffer from lifelong health problems like cerebral palsy, developmental delay or sensory loss. March of Dimes estimates that nearly 1 in 10 children in the United States is born prematurely. Thankfully, the creation and use of neonatal medical technology has significantly increased the potential for American babies to have a fighting chance. But what happens to babies in the developing world, who don't have access to such life-saving technology?

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Evansville Area Residents Spend Week in Haiti Doing Work
Courier Press, November 15, 2017

More than two dozen residents of the greater Evansville area are currently spending the week in Thomazeau, Haiti, with the non-profit relief organization LiveBeyond.
The organization works to help with a variety of medical concerns, educational and nutritional needs in the Caribbean nation.

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Taking a Little Bit of Kerrville Around the World
Kerrville Daily Times, November 10, 2017 Only available in print. Related blog post here.
2 Months After Harvey, Houston Has Millions in Donations - But Surprisingly Few Volunteers
Faithwire, November 2, 2017 The media and news cycle is pretty much done with Hurricane Harvey by now. Two other hurricanes have hit, there’s the Syrian food crisis, and another Harvey (the Weinstein kind) is making news for victimizing dozens of individuals. Besides, it’s been two months. Houston is “fixed” by now, isn’t it? Read More
Zombies Are Not Just Horror Fiction: I Know One
Charisma News, October 31, 2017

Zombies are a pop-culture phenomenon right now. Pretty much every popular television show out there has an episode about zombies. Millions of Americans are obsessed with Walking Dead. Zombies are a popular Halloween costume. But I just can't quite bring myself to share in the zombie fascination trend. Why?
Because I know one.

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94.3 REV FM Radio Interview with Devin Vanderpool

October 30, 2017 (recording unavailable)

Hero Card Online Radio Interview with Devin Vanderpool

KERV1230AM, October 20, 2017 (recording unavailable)

Christians, Let's Step It Up
Crosswalk, October 18, 2017

No one would disagree that the United States has faced its share of difficulty this year in the face of natural disaster. Hurricane Harvey brought devastation to the Texas coast; Hurricane Irma destroyed parts of Florida; Puerto Rico is reeling after Hurricane Maria.

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This article is also featured on a Philidelphia Christian radio station, WFIL AM560's website here and a Pittsburg Christian radio station, WPIT 96.5FM/730AM's website here.

Coach Gene Stallings, Pat Dye Team Up for Johnny's House
Alabama Living, October 12, 2017

Former Alabama football coach Gene Stallings teamed up with former Auburn football coach Pat Dye today to raise money for LiveBeyond, a ministry that focuses on assistance to Haiti.
"You can't imagine how poor people are in Haiti," said Stallings, who has been to Haiti twice.
Despite two recent strokes followed by a heart attack, Stallings insisted on speaking at the fundraising luncheon today at The Bright Star in Bessemer. Dye insisted on being there with him.

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Yes, There's Still Something You Can Do For Hurricane Victims
Faithwire, October 7, 2017

All across the Southern United States and in Puerto Rico, communities are dealing with the devastating loss caused by Hurricanes Harvey,
Irmaand Maria.
Since Hurricane Harvey hit, my team and I at LiveBeyond have been traveling to the Houston area delivering food, supplies and helping with construction. Every time I come back home, I get the same question from others who also want to help: what can do when I am so far away? Here are three ways you can help hurricane victims, from someone who has seen the need firsthand.

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Have You Turned A Blind Eye One Year After This Storm Made Headlines?
Charisma News, October 4, 2017

One year ago today, on Oct. 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, resulting in almost $2 billion U.S. worth of damage and the deaths of an estimated 546 people. This year, America has seen the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma along our coast. Then, Hurricane Maria devastated multiple Caribbean Island nations, including Puerto Rico. Lives have been lost, homes destroyed, plans ruined. But how much harder is it for people just an hour and a half flight off of our border to prepare for a hurricane like Matthew? Here's a look at how a Haitian family might prepare for a hurricane or a similar natural disaster and what the effects of that storm might be in the short and long term.

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TV Interview with Dr. David Vanderpool

KTAB/KRBC, September 27, 2017

Watch the Interview Here or Here

Texas Strong: Storm Bringing Out the Best in People
The Christian Post, September 14, 2017

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas where it hurts. At least 70 lives have been lost. Thousands of animals have been separated from their owners. So many homes are now either leveled completely or infested with black mold. Debris piles from clean up teams are almost as high as the water levels have been. There are still some areas experiencing road closures due to prolonged flooding. Devastation is everywhere. Harvey's sucker punch will be felt for years to come.

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Radio Interview with David Vanderpool of LiveBeyond
Missions Radio, with Kenneth Mitchell, September 6, 2017

On LiveBeyond's relief response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Haiti.

Listen to the interview
Congregation in Haiti Raises $600 for Texas Disaster Relief
The World View, August 31, 2017

THE ESTIMATE OF 400,000 people needing some kind of relief in the Houston area is staggering, but Houston residents have not been left alone. The World View spoke to Devin Vanderpool, Director of Communications for LiveBeyond, a Christian disaster relief ministry, about what they are doing to help.

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LiveBeyond: The Vanderpools
ACU Today, August 8, 2017

NOWHERE PERHAPS is the contrast between light and darkness so evident as in the tiny island country of Haiti. When David Vanderpool, M.D., (’82) arrived on Jan. 14, 2010, Haiti had just experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that left the country enveloped in a literal darkness – no electricity for lights, no running water, an estimated 200,000 Haitians dead, and more than 1.5 million left homeless.

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LiveBeyond: Hearts Lost to Haiti
ACU Today, August 7, 2017

HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS, many of them ACU alumni and students, have traveled to the LiveBeyond compound near Thomazeau
Haiti, since 2013 to help provide medical care, clean water, food, education and jobs, and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.,

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LiveBeyond: Images of Hope
ACU Today, August 7, 2017

Neither Brandi Jo nor Scott was expecting the dramatic moment they would witness at the medical clinic. Marigele, one of the women enrolled in the maternal health program, had walked five miles to the clinic while in labor. Her water broke at the clinic, and she gave birth to a healthy baby boy – but not before some harrowing seconds.

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