International Connections ~ Haiti
The closest international mission fields to Forest Hill Church are in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, including Haiti. The ease of travel to these relatively close areas provides a unique opportunity for our congregation to build relationships with those living in economically fragile areas.
With the support of our Ministry of Justice and Mission, eight FHC members traveled to Haiti to explore possible partnerships with Haitian communities or organizations. (Read the journal of their trip here.)
The team observed five main projects in the Hinche central plateau area north of Port Au Prince: MPP (Peasants’ Movement of Papaye), an Eco-village, the Orphanage of the Little Brothers and Sisters of the Incarnation, the Midwives for Haiti training program, and St. Therese Hospital. To learn more about these five projects, click on their photos below.
The Haiti team returns to Haiti Oct. 25 – Nov. 2, 2013 for an adult mission trip in partnership with the Little Brothers and Sisters of the Poor.
This 9-day mission trip will combine purposeful work with relationship building, spiritual reflection and cultural immersion.
Participants will fly to Port Au Prince, Haiti. The first 2 days will be in Port Au Prince exploring the city, visiting museums and cultural institutions, and attending Sunday worship in the downtown cathedral. The team will then travel north to the central Plateau region to stay at L’Ermitage, a gathering center for NGOs and individuals working in the surrounding area. L’Ermitage is owned and operated by Kiss and Nicole Jean-Mary, parents of FHC member Ralph Jean-Mary.
The work portion of the trip will be in partnership with the Little Brothers & Sisters of the Incarnation and will consist of 4 possible projects (depending on need and those who sign up):
1. Digging latrines for a home construction project
2. Operating a primary care medical clinic
3. Working with agricultural students in the 2-year entrepreneur degree program
4. Working with teachers/girls in an orphanage
The work days will consist of morning devotions, breakfast at the hotel, work at the designated site, and return to the hotel for refreshment, dinner and debriefing the events and impressions of the day.
The cost of trip is $1,700 – 1,900. (REGISTRATIONS were due May 12, 2013.) For more information, email Jeff Smith or Deanne Lentz. or visit the Little Brothers of the Incarnation website (click English to continue) and the L’Ermitage website.