I’m Going to Haiti
For the past year or so I’ve been feeling like I need to do something greater than myself. I wasn’t sure what it would entail, however a few things have aligned and well – I’m going to Haiti.
Growing up I’d always hear stories from my grandmother about Haiti. From my imagination it seemed like they grew up on a farm, but also in a community. But she also told me things that sounded scary – of which I won’t mention. I also heard my mom talk about her experience – vastly different from my grandmothers. The common thread between their lives was that it was a struggle.
There have been times in the past when my grandmother wanted to take me to Haiti with her – but out of fear my answer has always been no. But this time something is different. A change of heart? A change in maturity? Curiosity?
Many people don’t know where they come from. I am happy to know where my roots are from. To know the language fairly fluently, and to know my extended family. (Mainly on my Grandma’s side) – but I have yet to visit the land. While I know things are vastly different, I still want to go and experience for myself.
Touch someone’s heart before you touch their hands.
The number one lesson from Mr. Dort – the lead person for the missions trip. And it makes sense. You don’t want to simply tell people what you are doing and they not feel connected with your goal, mission and service.
I’ve been trying to find the Ideal way to put together a marketing campaign to help raise funds for my missions trip to Haiti. I also want to create a resource for people to use in the future. I’d like to use my design skills to raise the funds and its all still in progress. I guess in honor of Haitian Heritage month its a great time to write about the process, and the mission.
Every year my church goes and gives their time, money, and physical labor to help family, friends, and those they do not know.
This will be my first time visiting and my biggest fear are the mosquitos!!!