I just returned from one of he best trips I have experienced. I spent it with 18 people, 11 being from youth group. The house we worked was to finish painting for, Isalmo and Julie, he is our tap tap driver and Julie is the registrar at the feeding program. We take attendance for every sponsor to make sure we aren’t missing any. We also started a new house, this house was on the side of the mountain and for 4 work days and even on our beach day we went and carried blocks down the mountain to the house. Everyone set a goal and worked hard to get blocks to the works. This even included carrying blocks on our heads like the Haitians! I must say they were impressed with this team on many levels before we left the foundation of this house was complete.
The feeding program is another highlight and the children enjoyed having the team with us and eating with the sponsors. I was so blessed to see some of the USA team and students step way out of their comfort zones working hard trying new thins and just being a friend for the week. That sums up what a Restore Haiti trip is all about. I do hope more and more people can experience it.
Our drive to the airport and flight home was difficult which ended in having to stay in miami, but the spirits are high and we made it home on Sunday early enough for fathers day.
I ask everyone to sum up the question of ” how was your trip?” by unwrapping one moment, so I wanted to do that for this blog. My sponsor Vio lives at the main headquarters and many people who visit know him. Each time this little man does something that captures my heart once again. After a hard and hot work day I come with sweat pouring down my face. He goes into the house and finds a small fan to hold to cool off my face. As i take off my sandals he sees how dirty my feet are he motions for me to come in the bathroom and begins to take water and soap and wash my feet. What a servant heart does this boy already possess. A moment in the trip that I will ever forget.
Finally, I wanted this trip to change me like many who went for the first time. I can honestly say it has and I don’t want to go back. If you had one thought about going to Haiti, please contact me and let’s talk about it. I know it would be one of the decisions you make.
Thanks for reading,