College Heights Baptist Church - March 2013 | Hungry For Life
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March 2013: ,

A team from College Heights Baptist Church travelled to Jacmel, Haiti to work alongside Olive Tree Projects to bring about change in the local community. The team built a playground for the community children and reached out to a school through VBS. The team also helped fix up the guest house and clinic of the Olive Tree Projects main building.

Additional items accomplished: 
  • 237 Children attended VBS at local school
  • 250cc motorized tricycle purchased for local bottle depot
  • Playground, swing set, teeter totter and tree house constructed for community
  • 250 care packages left with Olive Tree Projects staff to hand out to deserving families
  • 1 Team member baptized in ocean
  • 50+ people attended a community party to celebrate a new playground
  • 800+ lbs of supplies for local organizations (medical supplies, personal hygiene items, welding supplies)
  • 2 nurses spent 2 days serving at local clinic helping to implement a new patient records system
  • Welder, generator and supplies purchased as a part of a welding microfinance opportunity
  • 4 new truck tires purchased for ministry vehicle

Team Testimonials:

“[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] doing a project like the playground and seeing it all the way through.”
“[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] I was able to see where some of the teen girls lived, in a high prostitution area, realized why our partner’s ministry is so vital.”
“[This trip has impacted me and] made me see that North Americans are so wealthy and the Haitian’s are so poor and the effect that poverty has on people.”
“[This trip has impacted me and] caused me to think broader than just my family and circle of friends.”
“[The experiences of this trip] taught me that I have a strength deep within that I can draw from that I didn’t know about before and the realization that I have shortchanged myself in what I am able to do.”
“[The experiences of this trip] have opened my eyes to the complexities of overseas missionary work and financial aid.”
“[The event that deeply affected me was] the unfair treatment of some of the children because they are different or disabled in some way.”
“[The event that deeply affected me was] when the older kids would slap or push around the boy with a deformed hand and say mean things to him but there was nothing I could do.”
“[The event that deeply affected me was] when the older kids would slap or push around the boy with a deformed hand and say mean things to him but there was nothing I could do.”
“[The event that deeply affected me was] when the older kids would slap or push around the boy with a deformed hand and say mean things to him but there was nothing I could do.”