Love & Grace Mission Trips!
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Our next trip is scheduled for June 11 - 18, 2013
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Thinking about coming with us?
All it takes is you and maybe a few friends that are willing to come and serve. You don't need any skills - only to show Jesus' love. By contributing your time, energy and resources, you will have an opportunity to witness, testify, sing and build relationships with these young men. You will also have the opportunity to work along side Godly Haitian pastors.
If you have any special skills, we will find a way to put them to good use! Doctors, dentists, and nurses are always welcome. So are handymen and construction workers. But honestly - no matter what you have for skills, a willing heart is all that is required!
Your trip does not have to match the exact dates of our trip. Whether it is for three-four days, a week or longer - we will make your experience one that you will never forget.
~~ Click here to see a VIDEO from one of our teams ~~
~~ Or read megan's story about her recent trip. ~~
Kathryn was a member of our first team in June 2010.
Here's what she has to say about her trip:
"I can’t honestly say what made me want to go to Haiti. I think that maybe I reached that point in my life where I became restless — restless to do something important for the world regardless of whether or not it was noticed.
If I had to describe why I love Haiti so much it’s because it’s so incredibly different from home. Most of us live comfortably, but ask yourself if you’re ever truly comfortable in your own shoes. I know I’m not. There’s always something that’s seems to be off. We may seem to have “everything” but we don’t have what’s important. The Haitians have absolutely nothing, but from my perspective they find a way to be okay with that and make it through the day without a complaint. They have this happiness that’s so contagious. They get it. They have real to the bone happiness and at the end of the day I think that’s what everybody wants. It may sound selfish but one of the reasons I love it there is how it makes me feel. When I’m there I feel like I’m a good person. I’ve come to find that through helping other people you can find a little piece of yourself.
A couple of days out of my time in Haiti we went to work at Nancy Turner’s boys’ orphanage. I can honestly tell you that I miss those boys more than anybody or anything that I’ve ever missed in my whole life. The first day I met them when they all came home from school they all came rushing into the house with their uniforms on and big smiles painting their faces. They all came in and one by one and ran into my arms to give me a huge hug. This small act of love probably shouldn’t have surprised me at that point because that’s what everybody was like but it still struck me how they didn’t even know me yet were so welcoming. I miss those hugs and I miss their smiles. I miss having a kid run into my arms. What I miss most is their unconditional happiness. It’s ironic, I couldn’t speak their language and they couldn’t speak mine but I feel like the relationship the whole team had with the boys went deeper than the language barrier. What I love most about Haiti is that the people are so open — open to absolutely everything. You can be best friends with somebody if you just start with a “hello”. It’s that simple, it’s that easy.
I’ve been to Haiti twice now and I guess that I could say not going might have been the easier route to take, but I don’t regret my choice at all. It’s not easy and I won’t try to tell you that it is, but it’s changed my life forever…for good. When I’m in Haiti I just feel…better. I feel like I’m in a better place in my life. I have an honest happiness that I never had back home. People ask me what I love about Haiti so much and I have a hard time giving them an answer that sums it up because all the pictures and all the stories can never capture an experience; they just can’t. One of the hard parts about coming home is not being able to get people to understand.
I remember a year ago the first week I came back I would just wish and wish that they’d all walk through the door. I wanted so badly for the people I’d met down in Haiti to be in my life again. That never struck me as odd until I really thought about it later. I only knew the people in Haiti for a week but I ended up loving complete strangers and that wasn’t weird in the slightest.
Haiti is devastating and heart-breaking, but going on these missions trips is completely worth it. What make it so worth it are the people that I met. By the end of the week I found myself kicking and screaming in my own mind. The last thing I wanted to do was leave because I’d finally found somewhere where I felt okay with myself and I’d finally found God. What hurt was that I knew I’d lose that all a couple of weeks back into the US. It’s so easy to see God in Haiti because they have this fervent passion for Him and it overflows into whoever they talk to. All you have to do is look into someone’s eyes and see Jesus written all over their faces, their actions and their words.
A lot of people say that missions trips changes your life which is completely true. But if you ask me I didn’t change too much, I’m still the same person. It was more my way of thinking that was completely altered. I don’t see things in the same light anymore. The Haitians opened my eyes to the fact that every little thing that I thought mattered, really doesn’t in the end.
I guess through reading this it might sound like all I’m talking about is me and how Haiti makes me feel but I promise you that when you go to Haiti you’ll find that your attention for yourself fades into the background. You know the Bible always says to put others before yourself but I never really understood that until Haiti. Life became more about everybody else and less about me. I went to Haiti looking to help people and help them find the things they need but in the process of that I ended up finding the things that I was missing in my own life."
~~ Kathyrn, June 2010 ~~