Day 1: TRAVEL Day
We have been lucky to have a great travel day! All flights went smoothly AND all our baggage came with us. I will call that a great success.
First impressions of Haiti…for me personally, I have traveled quite a bit internationally in my past so the weather, cultural uniqueness and landscape is not all that new. However, we have quite a few 1st-timers on a mission trip and are just taking it all in.
The house we are staying at seems to be a full house…we have 3 different groups of ~15 members each. We met some of the Haitian staff right away they quickly defeated us in a couple games of bean bags [corn hole for all you Midwesterners]!
Our group is a collection of 12 women ranging in ages and ties back to one another. The majority are from MN, but there are 4 of us from elsewhere [California, Florida, Kansas and Vermont].
The main agenda for tonight is to organize our donation items…which are many! We are sorting items for gift bags, pumping up soccer balls, sorting meds, etc. We have a variety of items and grateful for everyone’s generosity.
This week will for sure provide us challenges, but I get the vibe that we are all here to be the best selfless servants we can be.
Personally my go-to verse this week will be Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength”.
We are all here to serve a purpose and it is not about US. This week will touch each of us differently, but it will definitely be life-changing. I am excited for what God has in store for us.