When I told some of my friends and family that I was considering going on a mission trip to Haiti I often got a response like this….”I would never go to Haiti because the countries problems are created by a crooked government.” Many felt that the people just expected other countries to take care of them.
I will admit that I wasn’t so sure they were wrong, but I made the trip with the hope that I could see the impact that Trinity Hope was having by feeding children.
I have chosen to write about a specific encounter I had while on this mission trip. It was with someone who I will remember for years to come. The person is Cherubin, one of our translators. He grew up like most Haitians, very poor and in a family that had very little. But his family knew that education was important. They worked hard to see that he went to school. He was the first person to graduate from high school in his little village. He is working very hard to change the course of this country by recruiting like-minded Haitians to work together to solve the problems of their education system, job training, hunger and poverty. They desire for Haitian’s to help Haitians. I remember having to hold back tears as he spoke passionately about his belief in God and how he knew that God put him here to help the people of Haiti get on their feet and change the course of their country.
I returned home committed to the impactful work of Trinity Hope. Their mission of feeding children will keep hunger from standing in the way of learning. Haiti’s future is in the hands of these children who will have a chance at an education, and just like Cherubin will graduate and become future leaders.
By: Holly Walsh
from Our Savior, Nashville,
May/June 2018 Mission Team