Tiffany’s First Mission Trip- To Haiti

bridge

The bus that Tiffany was on had to cross this narrow bridge. Tiff said that the tires on the bus almost did not fit. Slow and steady…

Tiffany, our 15-year-old daughter, went on her first mission trip to Haiti June 1-7 with Crossings, the camp where we live in Kentucky. These are some of the pictures she took while visiting. She had been told about the poverty, but didn’t realize how extreme it would be until she saw it firsthand. When I asked her about it, if it made her sad, she said ‘They were living in poverty, but they were filled with joy. Americans try to buy things to make them happy, but the people in Haiti have the happiness that we are looking for.’

coconut

Tiffany climbing a coconut tree. She got pretty good at this in the few short days she was there. After her 3rd day in Haiti, she fell while racing at Bible school. She managed to get up and win the race, not knowing how bad the wound was. Her knee was gashed open and had to be glued shut. I said that I bet it slowed her down on climbing coconut trees and she said, “No, I still climbed them”. Yep, that’s Tiffany for you.

crab

These men had caught a crab and were trying to sell it to the folks at the camp property.

gardens

If you look closely, you can see that there are plots of gardens growing on the hillsides. Tiffany found out that many people die in Haiti by tending to their garden because some of the gardens are situated on cliff-like “hills”. I had never thought of gardening as a deadly activity before.

haiti home 2

Home Sweet Home

haiti home

A Haitian home and business

muddy road

This will make us think before complaining about bumpy backroads in Kentucky.

orphanage

Tiffany visiting an orphanage. She said the orphanage was one of the nicer buildings because it was spacious and air-conditioned.

tiff with friend

This little guy quickly became attached to Tiffany and refused to be out of her arms during a 3-hour Bible school one day. Tiff said she’ll miss him. Hopefully she will be able to see him again one day…

 

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About Brenda Weatherly

Christian wife and mother to 7 children. Board of Directors at Center of Light, Team Leader of Woodlawn Refugee Ministry.
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5 Responses to Tiffany’s First Mission Trip- To Haiti

  1. The beauty of helping and appreciating each other is a gift from God. Very nice post and glad your daughter had an mind- , spirit- , and heart-opening experience. I, myself, am wanting to volunteer in Africa eventually. So much learning and perspective to be gained from others. : )

    • Thanks, Calonie, for those encouraging words. I agree with you that we have so much to learn from others. Helping those in need truly is a gift from God because it blesses the giver and receiver. I pray that you will be able to make it to Africa one day!

      • Hello,
        You’re welcome! And Amen to what you have said! The blessings and emotional & spiritual benefits go both ways. Thank you for your meaningful words; I hope I will be able to go as well! : )

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