Day 1!

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This is a picture of two of our girls (Sam left, Sarah right) in the airport right before we took off for Haiti! We woke up at 4 a.m in the morning (3 if you don’t count day lights savings) and we made our way to the air port for a life changing week.

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When we saw Haitian land there was a collective sigh of relief that we had made it, and the excitement in the air was palpable.. we were in Haiti!

I asked one of our girls, Alex, a few questions before we landed.

What are your expectations?
– “I don’t have any.. I’m coming in with a blank slate and since I’ve been a little nervous I’ve been trying not to think too much about what’s coming up!”

What is the one thing you want to get out of this experience?
– “I want a better worldly understanding. We’re so fortunate in America sometimes it’s really hard to imagine just what it would be like to live in other places.”

What do you want to leave behind in Haiti?
– “My materialistic views.. I admit I’m a little materialistic and I’m hoping this trip will change that for me!”

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Over the course of the week we asked most of our teens and some of our adults to share their experiences on this trip to give those of you who haven’t been to Haiti a fresh perspective on what it means to experience a third world country.  We will be sharing these stories and more pictures in the weeks to come!

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