A team of volunteers traveled to Haiti together helping build benches and provide assistance to children under the care of Children's Lifeline, whose mission statement reads, "Our call from God is to provide solid Bible teaching, food, clothing, medical supplies, facilities for educational assistance for the underprivileged children and their families in underdeveloped areas in HAITI." The group poses at the foot of the cross located on Children's Lifeline property, picture above, back row, left to right: Austin Adams, Kassie Jones, Allison Bean, and Stacy Bean. Middle row: David Jones, Jake Lingle, Bryan Throgmorton, Jeannie Williams, Tara Hayes, Kaylee Adams, Reagan Summers, Matthew Williams, and Tom Gray. Front row: Hilary Wright, Spring Adams, Julie Lingle, and Joshua Stafford.
Local group travels to Haiti for missions
June 21, 2012NewsComments Off on Local group travels to Haiti for missions
A group from Johnson County set off on June 8th for a 10 day mission trip to the country of Haiti. While there, they volunteered their time at the Children’s Lifeline International (www.childrenslifeline.com).
The team, consisting of 16 people, taught bible schools for orphanages and local schools, witnessed to the locals and performed work projects. Over the week, a total of 14 school benches were made for the children of La Digue.
The group stayed in Arcahaie, but travelled to Port Au Prince several times during the week to experience the city and visit other schools.
The group also handed out love bundles that were collected at local Vienna churches this past winter to children in schools and orphanages they visited. While at a school sponsored by Lifeline, the group distributed lunch to the children there. Children’s Lifeline feeds approximately 8,500 children each day in Haiti and educates many of the sponsored children at their school.
“It’s amazing how [people in] a country so close to home can have such a drastic difference from the everyday life of an American. Hopelessness and disaster fill the entire nation. Words cannot express the devastation of a nation without the Gospel and the good news of Jesus Christ. It was an eye-opening experience and a great chance to share the message of Christ,” said Kassie Jones about her experience in Haiti.
The group was led by Spring Adams who works as a full-time missionary at Children’s Lifeline. Adams moved to Haiti in January and is in charge of guiding mission teams that visit the compound.