Thanks for visiting the LFMC Missions Trip Blog! We're guessing you're here because (a) you are interested in missions, (b) you're interested in Haiti, (c) you're a friend of family member of someone who is heading out to serve on one of our teams in the next few weeks, (d) you're curious, or (e) you're lost! We hope that whatever the reason, you'll pray for us as we prepare to leave for a week of service in a very poor place.
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LFMC missionary teams will be heading for Haiti again this month (Jan. 2015) to continue our work on the Kids Alive compound in Cap Haitien. LFMC teams will be in Haiti for two weeks--the first team leaves on January 24, and a second team will leave January 31. Some members of the first-week team will return on January 31, and some members of that team will remain in Haiti for the second week.
This morning as everyone’s alarms went off they were all quickly silenced. Everyone took their sweet time rolling out of bed as we slowly shook off the last bits of sleep still stuck in our hazy eyes. We happily ate our pancakes and eggs over muffled grunts back and forth barely interpreted as morning greetings. None the less we were ready for another day at the village.
Today we awoke to another day in Haitian paradise. The past couple of days had been considered “cool days” to many of the locals but were still blazing hot to us Americans. Today, however, we were going to feel the full fury of the Haitian sun for it was already extremely hot at eight in the morning when we set off for work.
This morning we awoke early, yes another early morning, but this time to the smell of pancakes and eggs prepared by Pastor Bill and Darren. Of course this got the entire team up and ready for the day. Some of us were sore and some of us refused to accept the fact that they were sore hoping that if they kept denying it, it would somehow become true. None the less we all set out for our second day of work.
This morning the team awoke for another early morning call that we have all become accustomed to. Our morning started off a little shaky because the gas at our house was not working. That meant no pancakes, and no pancakes means a group of disgruntled mission’s workers. However, we were all so excited to get to the village for our first day of work that it didn’t seem to phase us.
Today we had yet another early morning call as we all got ready for our last flight to Haiti. As soon as we got on the flight we were already being exposed to the people and culture of Haiti as many of us sat by a Haitian citizen. Our excitement grew with each minute that ticked by on the plane ride.
One by one all eight of us made our way to the church bright and early this morning. After many sips from our familiar Starbucks coffee cups and the real life Tetris game that was the back of the Flory’s truck, which was packed to the top with suitcases full of donations for the people of Haiti, we headed off towards good ol' MCI. Once we reached the airport we checked all sixteen bags and headed for the plane. We soon settled into all of our seats and were ready for takeoff.
During the flight many of us had the opportunity to speak with other travelers about where we were headed and what we were doing, sharing God’s
We're sending another team to Haiti on Saturday, October 18--the team blog posts should begin appearing here within a couple of days of their arrival in Haiti. This team will have both a construction crew and a medical crew. Please pray for safety as they travel, and for their stamina, health, and safety while they are there. Please pray also that God will demonstrate his love, both to them and through them.