On June 3, 2011, I had the opportunity and the privilege to go on a mission trip to Haiti with an exceptional team of people who shared a common cause to serve those in need. The team was comprised of two physicians, two dentists, ministers, evangelists and a host of others that were committed to the task of sharing the love of Christ through their works. The team was able to assist with and provide medical care to adults and children, perform and assist with over 100 dental extractions and services, sort and distribute hundreds of pounds of food, clothing and shoes to needy families, provide bags filled with supplies and clothes to mothers with new babies, help rebuild a roof on a house, visit and celebrate with children in a local orphanage as well as in surrounding villages, and share the Word of Christ with hundreds through evangelism services, praise, worship and Vacation Bible School. I continue to be inspired by the dedication and energy that everyone put forth towards making this a successful and enjoyable trip. The relationships that were made will be sure to last a lifetime as will the memories. Psalms 86:7 says “In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee; for thou wilt answer me.” I can only be encouraged as to what God has planned for the people of Haiti through the phenomenal efforts of Project Haiti Heart and the Haitian Christian Mission as well as the thousands of individuals who have chosen to answer the call.
By Lauren Blake