In May of this year (2013), several members and regular attenders of Redemption Church will be traveling to Haiti for a short term mission trip. If you are wondering about the importance of short term mission trips, there is a great blog post over at The Gospel Coalition, written by Mike Pettengill. The blog is titled Send Me Your Short-Term Missionaries and you can read it by clicking here.
Following is an overview of the trip and some ways you can get involved.
When: The trip will take place May 13-20, 2013.
Where: The Team will be heading to Montrouis, Haiti (which is a little fishing village north of Port-au-Prince).
Who: There are two answers to who. One, who is going on the trip, and two, who they will be serving with in Haiti.
1. Who from Redemption Church will be making the trip: The team will be led by Jamie Hatten (please pray for Jamie) and will consist of eight other folks. Please pray for all the following folks as they prepare for and participate in this trip. Pray that they will have a deep impact for the glory of God and the fame of Christ, but also pray for them to be deeply impacted as well.
- Jamie Hatten
- Jessica Dillon
- Dr. Thomas Rushton
- Victor Monheim
- Corey Weaver
- Krysalea Burns
- Steve Matheny
- Lauren Matheny
What: There are many ways that the team will be serving while in Haiti, but the two primary ways will be in health clinics and on a construction project. There are three nurses, a doctor, and a medical student going on the trip so there will be opportunities in that area. Jamie’s dad is a family practice doctor and regularly puts on clinics in Montrouis and in neighboring villages. And there is an extremely poor Haitian, Christian family that needs a roof for their little house/hut so they will likely be working on that and there is also a little school that meets without a roof in the village that has asked for help. There will also be opportunies to serve at the orphanage and the group will also put on a soccer/basketball camp with a devotional afterwards for the kids in the orphanage and some in the village.
GET INVOLVED: There are two main ways you can be involved in this trip. The trip is already full, so going in no longer an option, but you can join the team in prayer and/or financially.
PRAY: pray for safety, provision, life change, and for people to be saved. Pray for each individual that is a part of the team (names listed above) and pray for the folks they will come in contact with during this short-term mission trip. Above all, pray for God to receive maximum glory and Christ to be made famous through every part of this endeavor.
GIVE: Each individual member of the Haiti team must raise $1,500 by May 5th, 2013 to make the trip. Please prayerfully consider becoming involved with these folks financially. There may be some folks struggling to raise funds and if you would like to contribute to the folks with the greatest need contact Jamie at: email@example.com. Or if you would like to make a general donation to the trip you can write out a check to Redemption Church and BE SURE to put “Haiti” in the memo line.