Paradise Valley Church - March 2016 | Hungry For Life

March 2016: ,

The team from Paradise Valley travelled to the community of Mirebalais, Haiti to work alongside our partner, FONSOPED as they engage in community development. The team participated in various ministry activities such as VBS and was immersed in Haitian culture. FONSOPED is currently completing construction of a Christian Elementary school providing a quality education to 410 of the poorest children in the community.

Community projects: 

Team Testimonials:

“Let’s just say, I’m not the same person.”
“[This trip has] opened my eyes to so many things — How powerful and incredible God is [and] how insanely passionate we should be/become for Christ...”
“[This trip has] opened my eyes to so many things — How powerful and incredible God is [and] how insanely passionate we should be/become for Christ...”
“[In the next six months I will] love on my community, live more simply and really seek God.”
“[This trip has] made me see that one person can help and/or impact another.”
“I realized just how inhibited I am in my praise and worship. I am too aware of my surroundings and people around me to fully give myself to God in worship.”
“[This trip has] shown me how easy it is to get involved. There is lots to be done. Pick a project and go.”
“[In the next six months] I am going to let the experiences on this trip change me. It’s easy to shove it out of our minds but then there is no point in coming.”

Team Blog:

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Last full day in Haiti.

Well, it was our last full day in Haiti today. We left the hotel and Mirebalais to drive two hours to the coast. We spent the day in the ocean - snorkeling, water trampolining and sun burning.

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Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

To market to market and canoing to church

Hello all,

Scott and Talina writing today.

This morning after breakfast we split into 2 groups. The ones who hadn’t been to the market before went there (I’ll let Talina tell you about that), and the rest of us headed for the school to finish up our projects.

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Friday, April 1st, 2016

A little bit of everything

Today was Friday, so it was the last day at the FONSOPED school and no one was ready to be done. At the school we had a much more relaxing morning as our vbs was done. We had a lot of little tasks to do. Some of the youth worked with the kids at the school to write letters to their sponsors.

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Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Worship on the Mountaintop. And other rad parts of our day

This morning we hiked up a mountain to worship at a Haitian church, where Scott, Branden and Chad spoke to the people. Even though we could not understand what they where saying, the presence of God was evident.

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Day 4 - VBS, Market, Home Visits, Painting & a Wedding!

Hey everybody!

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Day 3... vbs, labour & bible study

Hello, our names are Briana and the Mattster. We are going to be your blog writers for today. The first thing that we did today was a long bumpy trip to the school to do some VBS activities with the grade 4,5 & 6’s.

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Monday, March 28th, 2016

VBS day 1

Woke up this morning as usual but with a slight twist.. 2 boys (Ethan & Cameron) got locked inside their room but were eventually helped out! Then after breakfast we piled into the tuck-tuck and the jeep and we all went to the FONSOPED school where we ran a VBS for  kids grades 1-3.

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