Missions Trip Blog

Tues Jan 30 Update from Haiti

  • Posted on: 31 January 2018
  • By: bengel

Today (Tuesday) after cowboy omelets for breakfast and team devotions from Psalm 62, we headed out to the work site where we continued the steel work for the new dining hall.

We built all of the footer steelwork (see pictures on LFMC’s Facebook page) and began building the rebar cages that will become the vertical structural columns for the building. The Haitian crew continued the much more strenuous work of trenching for the footers and fabricating some of the rebar pieces for us to assemble into various parts of the foundation and columns.

Mon Jan 29 Update from Haiti

  • Posted on: 30 January 2018
  • By: bengel

We had an early breakfast and headed for the Kids Alive Village for the Monday morning flag-raising ceremony, which took place in front of the new school building. It was a very meaningful time for all of us because everyone on this team worked on the school building over the past two years.

Sunday Jan 28 Update from Haiti

  • Posted on: 29 January 2018
  • By: bengel

First of all, we want to thank everyone who provided donations for Haiti. We were able to pack seven bags of donations (no more than 350 pounds). We weren't sure we would be able to take all the donations, but, as God would have it, we had about 340 pounds of donations, the perfect amount! Your contributions will have a significant impact on the children in Cap Haïtian.

Our trip here was uneventful except for the $110 fee at the airport for the donation bags. Other than that, everything went smoothly.

Haiti 2018 trip applications available

  • Posted on: 6 September 2017
  • By: doug

Application packets for the 2018 missions trip to Haiti (Jan. 27-Feb. 3) will be available in the church lobby beginning on September 10, but you don't have to wait--you can download them yourself using the links below. The application/deposit deadline is October 1, so it is important to complete an application soon and get payment in to reserve your place on this trip--there is limited space.

Jan/Feb 2017 Haiti Trip Wrap-up

  • Posted on: 7 February 2017
  • By: doug

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We're home! Well, most of us are home--Taylor Manning, who was with us for both weeks of last year's trip, went back to Haiti in the summer and spent four months there, learning Creole and teaching English, and when she accompanied us on the trip last week, she planned to stay for at least a week longer. I'm sure she would appreciate your continued support in prayer.

Thursday Feb 2 Update

  • Posted on: 3 February 2017
  • By: bengel

Thursday was the last work day for our team in Haiti. On Friday they will spend the morning relaxing at the beach and spend the afternoon with the kids in their weekly chapel service. After work on Thursday, several of the team members texted me to share some of their impressions of the week so I'm passing those along to you.