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Timothy Project HT 2014: Helping in Haiti

Oct 09, 2014

ImageFor the team at Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church today’s mission trip to Haiti represents an exciting return to a country that has been wrecked and ravaged by so many things – from natural disasters, like earthquakes to extreme poverty and a lack of natural resources. For Pastor Gary McCusker the trip to Haiti wasn’t part of his original plan.

For the past two years, I have led a Parker High School’s Baseball Mission trip to the Dominican Republic…due to the success of these trips, we expected to return this year with a larger group than the past two years combined.

But, as McCusker shares, the doors of opportunity closed to Dominican and a different door – one to neighboring Haiti, opened instead.

To be honest, I was very disappointed and discouraged, but needed to trust God’s timing…God has opened up an opportunity for me to be a part of our church’s second annual trip to Léogane, Haiti to work on the Gran Svan School. The community, located outside of Port Au Prince, was partially destroyed by the 2010 earthquake.

Image 1The school is for those who have been orphaned by impoverished families – leaving their homes and families to work for those who are part of the wealthier population of Haiti. These children are often never able to attend school because of their work responsibilities.  McCusker and the PEPC team will be focusing on construction projects on the school to reach these children, some who are attending school for the first time in their teenage years.

Image 2While at a recent Presbytery of the West meeting, Pastor McCusker approached CrossTraining Director, Brad Kenney, and inquired about whether there might be some soccer gear to take with them.

The PEPC team will be serving in Léogâne Arrondissement, Haiti. The team’s work will be detailed and logged on this blog site. Please pray for the team while they are in country and keep up to date via the blog site.

If you would like to support future Timothy Project ventures, such as this one, please use the PayPal link below to make a donation. Your financial gift helps to secure additional equipment, sponsor a missionary or organization in an outreach effort, and cover associated costs of providing bibles, soccer equipment, and other outreach tools locally and around the world!

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