A team from Woodbury UMC recently returned from a cross-border trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, visiting 4 different areas on the island of Hispanolia, and coming back with full hearts and experience after experience to share.
For some of the members of the North Broadway UMC team, traveling to Haiti earlier this month was a brand new experience, while for others it was a homecoming. Each of them, though, returned with a new perspective.
As it goes with many MEET trips, the memory that resonated the most with the Channahon United Methodist Church participants is the interaction with the Haitian children. Six members from the church—aging 17 to 75—participated in a week-long Mission Education Encounter in Haiti this January. Steve Good, pastor of the church and group leader, said that the whole group had a very good trip and seemed to particularly value their time in northern Haiti at the Jolitrou clinic.