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Haiti

In early 1804, Haiti became an

independent republic after French

forces withdrew from the western

third of Hispaniola. The country's

history is rife with struggle against

political, economic and natural

disaster.

On January 12, 2010, a powerful

earthquake devastated much of the

capital, Port au Prince, along with

surrounding areas.

 

In October of that same year, I had the privilege of being part of a team that traveled to the town of Mirebalais, roughly 55 KM north of the capital.

That first trip was the catalyst for a mission that continues today. Since 2010, I have traveled to Haiti every year but one. I've worked side-by-side with Haitians on building construction, water filter distribution, elder care, feeding programs, children's prison and hospice visitations, and a variety of other community efforts.

During July 2017 we served in the small, mountain-top village of Marianie. Our current church (WHBC) has provided significant support for this year's team, as well as past (and upcoming) mission efforts. We have also received support from friends, family, colleagues and others whose hearts are reaching out to the people of Haiti.

I encourage you to read the articles that chronicle this year's trip. Each one provides much more than just a travelogue; anecdotes, experiences, observations and heartfelt God moments abound! For more information and/or if you are interested in supporting the team in any way, please contact me so we can discuss your thoughts in more detail.

Click here to read articles from this year's blog series, and discover that, often, the servers need the served more than the served need the servers.

Thank you very much (mèsi anpil) for your prayers and support.

MD

Click the HAITI 2017 button to read about what God accomplished in Haiti this summer!