Garnett, KS: Mission Trip to Haiti (Sharing their Experience)

Residents and loved ones got to hear first-hand the experiences of of a local group fresh from a recent mission trip to Haiti. One of our regular visitors and minister participated in the trip, along with a  local doctor who supports the residents at Parkview Heights, and other friends.

As part of their mission, they provided free medical care and reading glasses to a local clinic. They also gave out blankets and warm hats for the needy Haitians in the mountains, and even seeds for farmers. A total of 880 pounds of supplies is delivered to Haiti every year. The volunteers stayed at a place called the House of Bread. They talked about some of the conditions there, like there is no garbage pick up, all the markets are open markets. Life expectancy is only 62 years compared to 78 in the U.S. The leading cause of death is Diarrhea, due partly to no access to clean water. They also fight malnutrition, and come from miles around for the medical care provided at the clinic.
No one goes on the mission without coming back with a new sense of gratitude for what they have here in the United States and rewarded by the experience of being able to make a difference in the world around us.

Mission – Dignity in Life

Submitted by Carol Barnes, People Development Coordinator

Parkview Heights, Garnett, Kansas