Sunday, February 3, 2013

2013 Haiti Trip

So I'm going back to Haiti on March Break with another team from my school!

Check out our team Inspired to Change and check in there for what's going on with us in the month leading up to our trip, and while we are there as well.

Monday, July 30, 2012

RIP Kenton

Kenton was a guy with a big heart. He will be missed greatly by everyone, but at least we know that we will see him again someday in heaven. He was someone that probably had one of the biggest hearts I know. Back in september when I did a presentation on Haiti in front of my history class and at the end Mr.K asked me if I could figure out if we could sponsor a child in Haiti, and right then and there Kenton stood up and handed me money for it, which led others to give towards the cause. Then a few weeks later when Mr.K asked me if I could start to organize a mission trip to Mission of Hope Haiti for March Break, Kenton was one of the first ones to sign up for it. Almost every day after that he asked me if I needed any help with organizing or finding flights etc. Once our mission team got to Haiti, I really saw the kids just drawn to him, and he was so good with them. I could see that he loved being there and he had a real heart for the people. He told me that he wanted to be an intern at Mission of Hope in the future. I really saw God working through him while we were there. Shortly after coming back he asked me for all the information that I had used to organize that trip, because he told me that he really wanted to lead a mission trip with his church there for this March Break. 

He will be missed so much by all of us, and especially among those of us that had the amazing experience of going to Haiti together, that trip drew us all really close to one another and formed a bond between all of us. Please keep all of his friends and family in your prayers

Rest in Peace Kenton Van Pelt


Monday, May 21, 2012

24 things I love about summer (By Teagan)

1. The heat
2. Getting a tan
3. Being able to wear shorts and tank tops
4. Eating ice cream
5. Being outside
6. Sunshine
7. Birds singing
8. Sunsets
9. Going swimming
10. The smell of fresh cut grass
11. Hanging out with friends
12. It being light out until 10 pm
13. Campfires
14. Camping
15. Wearing flip flops
16. Soccer
17. Barbecues
18. Blasting music while sitting outside in the sun
19. Going fishing
20. Kneeboarding, Waterskiing, and Tubing
21. Dandelions
22. Summer Thunderstorms
23. Going to cottages
24. Flowers

Truth is, I love summer :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Stop & Think Haiti Trip! (by Teagan)

So having lived in Haiti for 3 years, and then moving away, I finally got to go back! I was on a team with 13 other awesome people from my school. When i lived there before, I was always used to the Haitian side of things. Teams came and went and that was normal. There were some really good teams, and some kind of annoying teams. Thats just the way it was. I was used to all the preparation that it took at the mission so everyone was ready and able for the new teams to come down. The Guesthouse had to be clean, there had to be new food and pop brought in, the trucks and buses needed to be booked, the translators had to be called. all of this was normal for me. so for me to actually go back to Mission of Hope ON a team, and see the other side of things, was a whole new experience. it was cool to actually go through that journey with everyone, to actually see what it was like to be a part of all those people that go down to Haiti.

The trip was so much fun, and it was so good to see everyone again! I had a really good time and I hope the rest of my team did too! I hope that they can now see what I saw, and I hope they learned something from the people of Haiti. It was a really good trip, and I'm glad I got to be a part of it!

To see our daily adventures in Haiti check out our team blog