Haiti Mission Trip

Archives: October 2015

Oct 09, 2015

By Meredith Barkley

Life in Haiti is hard. Little news there. But putting names and faces to that hardship drives it home in a way that the daily news can't.

Seeing firsthand what 'hard' means day to day is sobering. Our teams have witnessed the nitty gritty of that hardship over the years. Team members have found themselves in awe of the Haitian people. We've been inspired by the way they manage with so little. We realize how much they can teach us. How little we really need....

Oct 08, 2015

By Diane Bishop

"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit."

1 Corinthians 12:4


When you fill out the registration form for a mission trip, there is place where you are asked to list your "skills." Hmmmm....what skills could I possibly list for a medical mission trip? I didn't think anything like being a whiz at Words With Friends would come in handy, so I didn't list anything.

When I mentioned the dilemma I had faced at our...

Oct 07, 2015

By Maura Barber

On my second trip to Haiti, it struck me that arriving in the country is rather like jumping into the deep end of a pool. There is no wading in – the noise and energy and sounds of Haiti accost one immediately, even at the airport.

One first-timer on the trip, Frannie Motley, described how she is struck by the amazing contrasts here – beauty abounds in the faces of the Haitians and their open smiles; in the mountains surrounding the capital and the bougainvillea...

Oct 06, 2015

By Meredith Barkley

Talk about answer to prayer. One member of our group returned to the guest house Sunday after a day away, rummaged through her stuff, noticed her wallet was missing and sounded the alarm. Missing was her money, credit cards and, more importantly, her passport.

Folks looked and looked. No wallet. So Missy Owen with Family Health Ministries, who is leading our trip, gathered in a dorm room here at the Healing Haiti guest house for prayer with several team...

Oct 04, 2015

By Meredith Barkley

Sunday was an early day for us. We were up and out by shortly after 6 a.m. for worship at the Blanchard compound. There must have been 1,000 people or more at the service. The cavernous open air sanctuary was packed. And folks who filed in along dusty, rocky streets throughout this impoverished neighborhood were there to worship. And worship they did, praising God for 2 1/2 hours with singing, praise and preaching. Always inspiring to witness.

Afterward we...

Oct 04, 2015

By Meredith Barkley


A journey that started in chilly, driving rain ended under warm tropical sun for 10 of us from Westminster. We landed in Port au Prince, Haiti, in the early afternoon and made our way through crowded streets to the Healing Haiti Guesthouse on the city's north side. For seven of us, it was our first time in Haiti, the hemisphere's poorest country. It was an eye opener.

Together with doctors from Indiana and Durham and a physicians assistant from...