South Mountain Community Church - April 2012 | Hungry For Life

April 2012: ,

A team of 14 people from South Mountain Community Church traveled to Northern Haiti to visit the communities of Terrier Rouge, Danda, and Phaeton. The team worked with the children in the communities in VBS style programs and learned about how they can get involved in Northern Haiti.

Read the team blog.

Additional items accomplished: 
  • 125 students taught in Phaeton
  • 50 students taught in Ouvray
  • 20 children taught from orphan home in Terrier Rouge
  • 50 children in Ouvray received lunches that they wouldn't have otherwise gotten for three days while the team was there
  • Multiple snacks handed out throughout the week
  • 20 children from orphan home received 2 pairs of new shoes
  • Children and workers at the orphan home received medical care from a team member
  • Because of this trip all 20 children in the orphan home are sponsored for school and home expenses (which includes food). This team actively sponsored the remaining 5 children who didn't have sponsors before the trip.
  • One local translator's school fees have been paid for (for this quarter)
  • Paint was provided for all the classrooms on the 2nd story of the church secondary school, which was then painted with local labor (providing work). The light color will allow students to see better longer into the day, as the school is without electricity.
  • Funds were provided for the 2nd story of the guest house to be made useable for teams, and it is now almost finished (a 2nd bathroom and flooring remain)

Team Testimonials:

"This trip has brought my family closer together. That is an impact that we will never forget." (from a team member who traveled with her family of 5).
"Sharing this experience with my family is a lifetime top event. I have been changed by seeing my family work together for God's Kingdom. It was awesome." (also a member of the family of 5)
"I see a clearer picture of the blessings on both sides. I saw faces light up with just a smile. I truly see how deeply Jesus loves these people."
"This trip has broken my heart to see the lives and circumstances of others. It is eye opening and I feel more in-tune with the reality and suffering of this world. I truly want to live for the gospel."
"I have a greater appreciation for God's love and the life He's given me. It has also broadened my perspective of what I can do in this world to make a positive impact. It has motivated me to serve more and give more to those in need. God has opened my eyes to the realities of poverty that still exist in this world."
"I now see I need to get out of my own head and see God's provision for me in all areas of my life. I need to be obedient to His continued call and do what I can, what He asks of me. He will multiply it."