Haiti- Day 6
Today was it. Our last ministry day with Mission of Hope in Haiti. It’s a bitter sweet time today while we get to come home to our families, but we do have to leave this beautiful country. This place has taught us a lot of things about ourselves, our team, and our lives.
The afternoon was especially fun because we got to work with kids all day. From morning to evening there was not a moment that we didn’t have a kid strapped to our side or sitting on our shoulders. While working with the young ones we were able to dance with them, sing worship songs with them and share the story of David and Goliath with them. They all were able to get a big plate of spaghetti at the end of the afternoon and seeing these kids with full bellies would put a smile on anyone’s face.
This entire trip has been a dream. From playing with children to holding baby goats, this trip has been impactful to the team and to the people of Haiti. While us getting ready to leave soon we had a large debrief with everyone on campus. We shared stories on how God is impacting our lives and something really stood out. No one expects to be impacted in the ways they are while on mission. We grow as team, as people, in our faith and just as friends. A lot of times it’s not about what we do here in Haiti, but what we bring back home with us. We have an opportunity to do nothing and nobody would know the better, but we can take what we’ve learned and effect out circles around us and eventually change a culture.
World change may not happen in our life time, maybe not even in our generation. It will happen one way or another.
Thank you for all your prayers as they have been felt. Thank you for the support and the kind words. This trip has been super impactful in so many different ways and without the support of our friends and family this would not have been able to happen.
“Forget about the day to day, forgetting about our first world problems and focusing all our energy on the people of Haiti.” - Kris Burkholder
Thank you from your Daybreak Haiti Team
Joe, Ben, Amber, Shannon, Kris, and Devon