This April 12-19, a small group of folks will be traveling to Haiti on behalf of the Presbyterian Church (USA). We will be meeting with some of our local mission co-workers, partner sites and official global church partners.  Needless say that I expect this to be an intense trip.  I am sure we will see things that will shock as well as inspire, but am hopeful that the Spirit will do what the Spirit will do and, on your behalf, we can share the support and solidarity that we have with all impacted by the earthquake.

I will share more over the next few weeks as we prepare for the trip, some of the ways you might continue to get involved as well as some inquires about some of the commitments that I had to back out of after choosing to be part of this delegation. Thanks for joining on this journey.

Here are a few links: Haiti extra-commitment offering options | Post on the Presbyterian Disaster Assisant work in Haiti | Mission Co-Worker Mark Hare's Blog 

ITINERARY

April 11 – Travel day to Florida
April 12 – Meet with Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin, Episcopal Diocese of Haiti (EEH) bishop visit St. Vincent's School for Handicapped Children, Port au Prince (PAP)
April 13 – Visit Hopital Sainte Croix / Holy Cross Hospital (EEH), Leogane
April 14 – Travel day to PAP and Papay
April 15 – Visit Fondama Mouvman Peyizan Papay / Papay Farmers Movement and mission co-worker Mark Hare [bio/blog]
April 16 – Visit Vocational Schools (EEH), Cap Haitien
April 17 – Visit St. Barnabas Agricultural School (EEH), Terrier Rouge
April 18 – Sabbath Day, Worship with EEH, Cap Haitian
April 19 – Return home

DELEGATION

  • Bruce Reyes-Chow, Moderator, PC(USA)
  • Doug Welch, Mission Partners and Programs, World Mission (WM)
  • Bob Ellis, International Health and Development, WM
  • Ruth Farrell, Presbyterian Hunger Program, Compassion, Peace and Justice
  • Pix Mahler, partnership facilitator for Haiti, WM
  • Bill Simmons, Medical Benevolence Foundation
  • Maria Arroyo, South America and Caribbean, WM

That's it for now.  There are many questions and issues to address in my own preparations, but if you have any areas or topics that you think would be good to address here, please let me know and, if it makes sense, I'll blog about it.

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