College Heights Baptist - April 2014 | Hungry For Life

April 2014: ,

A team of 10 people from the church alongside HFL leader Steve Johnson travelled to Mirebalais, Haiti to work alongside the local field partner FONSOPED. The team was engaged in dental hygiene training and care, pastoral training alongside other ministries such as: VBS, orphan care and general construction.

Community projects: 
Additional items accomplished: 
  • 42 Church leaders and pastors attended a 3 day pastoral training
  • 250 Children received dental hygiene training and a fluoride treatment
  • 100 people attended a community outreach dinner
  • 300 people from local church blessed with a meal
  • 100 children attended a VBS activity
  • 25 orphans received care as well as a fluoride treatment
  • Team members alongside local agriculture students participated in some teaching and planting (650 plants)

Team Testimonials:

“After hearing and learning about how the Haitian men treat their women and kids, I will be putting way more effort into making my family my #1 priority. Leading them into a better relationship with the Lord is where I will start.”
“I have an even deeper sense of the urgency to share with others that everyone has the right to food, healthcare and clean water.”
“[I will] pray more earnestly for the triumph of the gospel and defeat of voodoo and its evil hold over Haitians.”
“I’ve certainly been saddened—there’s such a great need for change and so little willingness to change.”
“[One highlight was] seeing how HFL, New Life and FONSOPED are impacting the community of Mirebalais. Providing care for the children at the orphanage, providing jobs, helping people help themselves rather than just handing things out.”
“The dedication and passion of the pastors has been a challenge to me.”
“I think that I will look at scripture a little differently; I need to get outside my North American viewpoint.”

Team Blog:

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Flight info

The team will be arriving back in Prince George at 4:40 PM (PST) on WestJet Flight 861 from Vancouver.

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Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Photo finish

Hey all, we ran out of daylight after the Mangine community BBQ. Please enjoy the photos and we will try and have someone blog from Miami. Be home soon!

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Friday, April 11th, 2014

Men worthy of honor

One of my thrills on this trip was to see and experience in action a group of 6 Haitian men who are part of the Board of Directors of FONSOPED.

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The Daily News from the Newphie

Well our last day in Mirebalais, Brittany and Tyler, you will be pleased to know. Mission accomplished. We finished the education, cleaning and fluoride treatments on the whole school, staff, kitchen staff and even some of the neighbours.

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The blovel (blog/novel)

First I need to say hi to my wife Sabrina and kids, Faith and Jeremiah. They were really worried that I wouldn't be coming home after this trip. We are all doing good, other than the aches and pains from the heat and having so much fun with the kids. But isn't that what we are here for?

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The talking doll's revenge

Well it is my turn to write to you all. It is hard to know where to start as I find it hard to put into words all that I have seen, done, learned about and how I feel. I can hear some of you laughing as it is hard to believe I can't express how I feel, but it is true.

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Monday, April 7th, 2014

“Fake Dentists” post

HFL wants to address concerns related to the team blog from April 7th, entitled “Fake Dentists in Mirebalais”. After discussing the situation with our team leader, at no time was anyone led to believe this team was comprised of any medical professionals.

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