March 8, 2011 - March 17, 2011
A team from Lifeline Community, a church in West Jordan, Utah traveled to Jacmel, Haiti to build relationship alongside our partners at Joy In Hope. Led by Church Leader Tim Weber and HFL Team Leader Aaron Jones, the team assessed the project opportunities that exist with Joy In Hope as this trip was a vision trip for the church. The team completed construction on a home and started construction on a second home, as a part of Joy In Hope's community development. They also participated in food distribution at St. Michel hospital for 3 afternoons.
- 200 hygiene kits were purchased, put together and distributed to patients in the hospital
- 300 meals were distributed to hospital patients (600 more meals planned with funds that were left)
- 2 homes were constructed
- 20 people were given a new homes
- 11 children, mostly orphans, were cared for through spending time with them and delivering supplies
- 8 Pastors received a session of biblical
One highlight I experienced on this trip was, "visiting the hospital, handing out meals there and praying for the people."
One highlight I experienced on this trip was, "getting to know my church family. I am new to the church so it has been a huge blessing to get to know each of them."
This trip has impacted me and, "has furthered my thoughts on how I want to live the rest of my life and the impact I want to have."
This trip has impacted me and, "I know people can be happier with a lot less than I used to think they needed. I've also had it confirmed that when God gives us more than we need it's not to hoard but to share."
The experiences of this trip taught me, "renewed vision and focus on what matters eternally and what does not."
The experiences of this trip taught me, "I have been given so much; I know that God has special plans for me and he expects me to give more of myself."
The event that deeply affected me was, "on the second visit to the hospital we met a little girl with respiratory problems, when we came back the third time she had died."
The event that deeply affected me was, "while visiting the hospital God reminded me how his heart breaks for the hurting."
One thing I am going to change in the next six months is to, "cancel my cable."One thing I am going to change in the next six months is, "really seeking God on what He would have me do to serve others."