Team Haiti returns home
CCS Team Haiti flew back to the U.S. on Monday, Oct. 23.
The team had a good week, blessed with health, safety and accomplishing the service projects we wanted to do… painting a small house and building wooden “garden boxes” for growing vegetables or herbs.
Our boys shared the mission compound with seven Haitian teenagers that live there and really had a good time together this week enjoying these new friendships. On Saturday, we went to the Kalico Resort on the Caribbean Sea, sponsoring the seven Haitians boys and others to enjoy a day at the beach with us. On Sunday, we went to a Haitian Church, then delivered our boxes in the afternoon. Monday morning Mr. Felmey, our host, prayed for us and then it was off to the Port Au Prince airport.
Text from Haiti on Friday: "walked around the neighborhood, showed boys some 'real' Haitian homes and some of the work Feed My Sheep Ministries has done. In the afternoon we built eight garden boxes, 4 ft. x 1ft. for people to plant herbs or other vegetables. Waiting now for A cappella men to come and sing."
Music teacher Charlie Caldwell says, "...after breakfast and devotions we our started painting job on Natasha's house. Afternoon, cutting boards for garden boxes."
Last February's Trip
In February 2017, our school nurse, Deborah Papperman, took a group of high school students, parents and alumni on a mission trip to Haiti. They distributed personal hygiene items to various orphanages in this poverty-stricken country and provided much-needed basic medical care to hundreds of Haitians. The personal hygiene products, as well as loose change, were collected by CCS Middle School students over the past few months. The initial goal was to collect enough change to buy a bag of rice, however, the students brought in enough money to buy a goat, a bag of rice, and a bag of beans! $180 was collected and numerous amounts of toothbrushes, toothpastes, deodorants, shampoos, etc. were purchased.