Come to Haiti; meet our Episcopal brothers and sisters; sing, dance; have your soul scrubbed!
An early summer mission trip to Haiti has been scheduled by The Haiti Collaborative [Staunton, Waynesboro, Blue Grass and Arrington and Lynchburg].
Other parishes in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia are especially invited to send first-time ambassadors.
A) visit the children and teachers of St. Marc’s School, Cerca la Source, in Haiti’s Central Plateau. The Virginia Haiti Collaborative is in its 9th year of partnership with this school. The purpose of our short visit there is to demonstrate our continued commitment to our friends in Cerca la Source; and to give first time missioners a close up look at a successful, on-going partnership.
B) explore, another rural, potential partner school site – St. Paul’s, Beaudin Jean Pierre, which may be twinned with other parishes in our diocese.
This trip will give missioners an opportunity to interact and worship with rural Haitian Episcopalians whose life circumstances are far different from ours. Roger Bowen, thirty-four year Haiti veteran, will guide the trip.
This adventure will also include stops at other cultural sites, health facilities, especially Partners in Health’s new hospital in the town of Mirebalais.
Note: limited to nine participants. Road travel in Jeeps will be on very rough roads. Some hiking and a night sleeping “camping” at a school site may be involved. Estimated total cost = approx. $1500.
More detailed information re preparation and time spent in Haiti is available upon request. Please contact: