Grace Point Church of God - February 2015 | Hungry For Life

February 2015: ,

A team of 9 people, led by HFL leader Randy Roesler and Pastor Dave Van Roon, traveled back to Mirebalais, Haiti to continue to build relationships in the community. The team worked alongside Haiti Children's Home, as well as engaged in various activities in the community.

Community projects: 
Additional items accomplished: 
  • Playground Project: moved and reconstructed playground at new site for Haiti Children’s Home. Also purchased some materials to make repairs to it.
  • Spent time with the children and staff at Haiti Children’s Home.
  • Took about 500 pounds of donated supplies from Canada to bless and benefit Haiti Children’s Home with.
  • Took some of the older children from HCH to a local pool for some fun interaction with the team.
  • Purchased 60 cases of mana packs and 15 cases of medical mamba for malnourished familes in the Palto region. Also purchased some additional supplies for 15 families that we visited in that area.
  • Wells:  Additional project funds that came in from this team were transferred to HCAS to contribute towards the Palto well drilling initiative to provide clean water to that region.
Team Testimonials: 

“I see a greater purpose in my Christian walk than ever before... I want to help, do, act and give.”

“I am humbled, more focused on my purpose as a Christ follower, more determined to make a difference in the lives of people around me as well as those in far away and impoverished places.”

“I got to see the most desperate need that I have ever witnessed in my life and experience the heartache that comes with the experience.”

“This trip has caused me to reflect on life at home and challenged me to not live a life of mediocrity.”

“Seeing the spiritual wealth of those who are physically poor changes my perspective of spiritual wealth and how much we lack it.”

“[Because of this trip, I now] understand the differences between relief and long-term help.”

“God showed me the impact our missionaries are making.”

Team Blog:

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Scheduled Arrival

As you read in their previous post, the team is headed home! Just a note to let you know that their flight has been delayed slightly in Toronto. They are scheduled to arrive in Edmonton on Air Canada Flight AC159 at 12:32am. I'm sure they are looking forward to seeing you at the airport!

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

We've left Haiti safely

We made it out of Haiti safely and landed in Ft Lauderdale.  In transit now towards home!

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Our last day in Haiti - at Kaliko Beach Club

We arrived safely at Kaliko Beach Club today for our last day in Haiti.  It was nice to unwind with our team and to visit with Shane, Joy, Ty and Miaggi who joined us and who will be taking us to the airport tomorrow morning.

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Last day

We spent our day working at the new orphanage site but unfortunately three of us had come down with some minor stomach issues and had to spend most of the day trying to sleep it off. The rest of us spent the day working on the finishing touches for the playground.

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Monday, February 9th, 2015

Hello from Palto

Today started out hot and humid after a good rain last night.  The guys headed back to the new orphanage site to continue work on the playground rebuild and Sharon and Samantha delivered all our donations to the old orphanage site. 

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Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Making a Splash

When you first see Haiti, you wonder, I don’t know if I could live here or how could you live here, but each day it has a way of tugging away at your heart, one heartbeat at a time. The people are friendly with the biggest smiles in the world.

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Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Not for the faint of stomach

Today was Market Day for our brave team.  We usually spend time preparing the team by describing what it will be like but nothing prepares you for the various sights and smells experienced in a crowded Haitian Market.  People everywhere, mysterious puddles to step over and aromas that defy descri

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