As mentioned earlier we had four groups back-to-back this June.
This last group had a youth group that had been preparing to come to Haiti for over two years. They had done a camp back home where they all stayed in tents, had a limited supply of water, and other projects which showed a little glimpse into living in Haiti after the earthquake. The adults and kids were ready for anything before they came to actually visit Haiti. The kids were outstanding with jumping in and doing project work with zero complaining.
I got to know Todd a bit while he was here. He did most of the photography and gave Troy and I a walk-through of Adobe Lightroom one afternoon! So hopefully you will see better pictures from me in the future Though, I am only using my cell phone for most of my pics so I am a bit limited ;-D.
He has been writing a blog of the experience. You can read the blog here. I wanted to highlight a paragraph from that blog:
Again, since we are being so customary, we broke our fast together with stuffed French toast in honor of one of the employee’s birthday. Evan is 29 today. Happy birthday, Evan. After our delicious breakfast (thank you, Melissa—seriously, it really was scrumptious), we were led in morning devotional by John McHoul again… He said that in this work, the mission can easily take the place of the gospel. Our primary purpose—always—is to the Gospel. And almost anything, whether it is here is Haiti or back in the states, can take the place of the Gospel. How many idols have I let take my time with Christ? He is dead right. If the mission work fails to take its lead from the Gospel, then it really isn’t a mission anymore, is it? I just had to put that out there since in my life I too easily let the world take over. Back to the devotional.
He was kind enough to share all the pictures that they took while here! Below are just a small selection of pictures that came from Todd: