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Haiti. If you have never been there, you might relate it to poverty, earthquakes, and hopelessness. I have heard several people talk about how Haitians only take handouts from Americans...they don't care about anything else.

Coming from someone who has been there twice, I can promise you that Haiti is so much more than that. Yes, it is dirty. Yes, there is poverty everywhere. Yes, there is still some damage from the earthquake, and yes, Haitians associate Americans with wealth. But in the midst of all that, there is a great amount of beauty. There is something to be said about the crystal clear ocean on one side and the gigantic mountains on the other. At night, the peace of the whole country is apparent, the stars in the crystal clear night sky and few lights in Port-au-Prince across the sea.

The way the native people work their tails off to eat maybe one meal a day is something to admire. The Haitians don't know what each day brings, just like the rest of us. Rather than wondering if they will get that job promotion or if they will get that brand new car, they are wondering when they will eat next or if their child will survive through the night.

There are 15 students from Huntington University in Indiana who feel called to serve at Mission of Hope in Titanyen, Haiti, for a week over our Spring Break in March 2014. For some of us, we will be going for our first time, and for some of us, it will be our second, third or fourth time.

For me personally, this will be my third time going to Mission of Hope. I have watched the kids at several different orphanages and villages grow up, and have gotten to experience not only the growth of Mission of Hope's three different campuses, but also the growth of the whole country. Mission of Hope has a few different schools, a church, a hospital/medical clinic, House of Hope orphanage, Three Cords hair accessories and purses, a prosthetics lab, and so much more. They also have a warehouse where they store medical equipment and food that they use to feed 70,000 Haitian children each day. It is an absolutely incredible ministry, and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to help lead a team to my second home.

Check out Mission of Hope and Three Cords for yourself!

Thank you for considering HU and our hearts to serve!



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