In January 2012 a 7.0 earthquake devastated the country of Haiti. More than 230,000 people were killed, it left more than 300,000 injured and over 1.5 million homeless. In 2012 our first team of junior high, high school, college students and adults traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to work with Life is Hope Orphanage. The first year our team went they helped repair damage done to the facility. This included construction projects, plumbing, electrical systems, painting and building bunk beds and assist in children’s ministry. In 2013 the team focused on putting together some vacation bible school for the kids to learn and enjoy. This trip also included teaching the children about hygiene, they enjoyed receiving soap and toothbrushes and learning how to not spread germs.
The next time our team traveled to Haiti they focused on security for an orphanage called El Bethel. We started building a wall to improve the safety of this orphanage, this included digging, mixing cement, carrying blocks to lay the foundation of the wall and continue building the wall. Building the wall is a long process and so the last time our team went to Haiti they were able to set up some electric security measures to ensure the safety of El Bethel.
Our hope each time we go is to build relationships with, and minister to the Haitian children and people.
We are excited to be going back again in Spring of 2017! With the devastation from Hurricane Matthew that hit the South side of the Island in October we are hoping to help the Haitians in any way we can, as well as continue building the wall at El Bethel and ministering to the children there.
Thank you so much for the prayers and support that have been given to our missions teams, we are excited to continue going back to Haiti and ministering to the people there.