Internship Update from Gabby Hunsucker

"I wanted to give a brief update on my internship in Haiti over this summer.  It was amazing to watch the way the Lord moved throughout the five weeks that I was able to spend in the country that has captured my heart.  Here is an overview of what we did throughout our time there.  We distributed over 300 lbs of rice and beans, gave out shoes, we hosted classes where we taught the girls how to make paper beads, and painted chairs for the children’s church in Fontamara.  We were also able to visit three orphanages and were able to spend a lot of time with the children!  We traveled out to visit the churches of Les Cayes, Fond Blanc, Jacmel, and Fontamara. 

However, over the five weeks, one of the most important things that I was able to learn was how to be self-reliant in a third-world country.  From hand washing laundry, functioning without electricity and internet, learning how to convert and function with a different currency, cooking, cleaning, and even buying items at the market, I was able to grasp how different it is to live in a third world country.  Although this was not easy at times, I was accompanied by a wonderful team of Haitians that were very patient and helpful throughout the entire process.  This team was also crucial in helping me become more fluent in Haitian Creole, and I am so grateful for them.  It was a great trip.  I was able to spend a lot of time with the precious children and see what life in Haiti is really like.

God worked in ways that words cannot express.  Throughout the trip He was constantly teaching me of His faithfulness and grace.  On the days when the 110° weather was discouraging me, the Lord was there to strengthen me and sustain me.  On the days when I was feeling helpless and burdened by the poverty around me, God reminded me that He was there in the midst of their suffering.  On the days when I was overwhelmed by the kindness of the Haitian people and the goodness of the Lord, He was there.  In every situation the Lord remained faithful.  Honestly, if I was asked to tell the one thing that I learned from my five weeks in Haiti, it would be that: God is faithful (Bondye fidèl in Haitian Creole).  I loved being able to spend five weeks in the country that has captured my heart, and I am looking forward to going back again soon!

Thank you for your prayers and support!"

 -Gabby Hunsucker

 

Bondye Fidèl // God is Faithful

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As our departure date draws nearer, we are filled with excitement.  We can't wait to see what the Lord does over the five weeks that we will be on the ground in Haiti.  Our internship will include painting the walls of an upcoming school, V.B.S., hosting Bible studies, food and water distribution, as well as many other things! Please keep us in your prayers as we begin this exciting journey in the beautiful nation of Haiti! 

Bondye Fidèl is Haitian Creole for God is faithful.  This is something that the Lord has been proving time after time, as He continually provides for our trip.  We thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and support! Bondye Beni // God Bless!

 

-Gabby Hunsucker and Madison Chastain

Spring 2015 Team - Church Dedication

Tim Shoda arrived in Haiti a week ahead of the spring 2015 team.  Throughout that week, they prepared the mobile/dental clinic to be used.  They also worked at the Cite Soleil Church site, completing the construction of the church.  They added electrical wiring, fans, and doors to the church building.  When the team arrived they hosted clinic at Cite Soleil.  They assembled church benches and put the finishing touches on the church before the dedication on Good Friday.  They also enjoyed decorating the church for the big event and were blessed to celebrate along side the church family and Pastor Enoch, praising the Lord for all that He had done!  The team took part in a celebratory dinner after the service which was sponsored by Haiti Missions.

Praise the Lord for everything that He has done! This church will be a great tool to reach the surrounding community and spread the love of Christ with the nation of Haiti!

 

-The Shodas  

"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden."  -Matthew 5:14

Spring 2015 Team - Thank You

HAITI MISSIONS AND THE SPRING 2015 TEAM WOULD LIKE TO THANK GLOBAL OUTREACH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO STAY AT THEIR COMPOUND AND TOUR THEIR BURN CLINIC.  THE TEAM MEMBERS ENJOYED THE BEAUTIFUL ACCOMMODATIONS AND WERE BLESSED BY THE OPPORTUNITY TO RETURN TO SUCH A RESTFUL PLACE AFTER WORKING HARD AT CLINIC.  THANK YOU TO THE STAFF OF GLOBAL OUTREACH AND THE WONDERFUL MISSIONARIES THAT HOSTED THE TEAM!  

 

 

 

 

 

-The Shodas

Many hands make the load lighter


THERE IS A HAITIAN PROVERB WHICH SAYS:

MANY HANDS MAKE THE LOAD LIGHTER // MEN ANPIL CHAY PA LOU


FOR THE PAST TWO AND A HALF WEEKS, THE HAITI MISSIONS WEBSITE HAS BEEN UNDERWAY.  LET ME JUST START BY SAYING THAT WE HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY EXPLORING OUR NEW WAY OF SHARING WHAT THE LORD IS DOING THROUGH HAITI MISSIONS.  I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY THAT THE 40 HOURS OF WORKING ON THE WEBSITE HAVE FINALLY PAID OFF!  HERE IT IS, PUBLIC, FOR ALL TO SEE.  I WOULD LIKE TO SAY A SPECIAL THANKS TO CALEB CAPE AND KAREN SHODA FOR THEIR HELP WITH THIS PROJECT!  IT'S FINALLY DONE, AND OUR HOPES ARE THAT MANY WILL BE ABLE TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH WHAT IS GOING ON THROUGH OUR MINISTRY. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK BACK EVERY WEEK FOR OUR NEW BLOGS & PHOTOS!  ALSO MAKE SURE THAT YOU FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM TO STAY INFORMED ABOUT THE LATEST NEWS ON HAITI!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUAL SUPPORT.  GOD BLESS // BONDYE BENI W'.  

 

-Gabby Hunsucker