Together We Believe!
A Word From Trip Participants:
"I have participated in the field of international service and volunteering in a variety of countries, in various capacities, and with very different organizations/programs. And what I continue to learn is that programs don't change lives - it is the relationships and love that change lives. What Tricia and Matt have nurtured in Haiti is genuine. Within the country they have developed a network of relationships, and the people (especially the children in Accolade) have become an extension of their own family. I see sustainability - resources going to build self reliance and raising families up to get closer to independence. And most impressive, they both show the ultimate respect learning the language of the people that they serve. I know this will be a life-long commitment for them - and this program will continue to be altruistic, empathic, and true to its goals. Accolade for Saving Lives is doing a lot of things right."
“Reflecting on the week, it was so easy to see God at work in the lives of the Haitian people and notice how he was using our short visit and resources to make a difference for his kingdom. I felt God’s presence in ways that I never expected to this week and am so thankful that He took me and all my brokenness and opened my eyes to this amazing experience. CLIMB is an amazing organization with an eternal vision and they helped place Haiti on my heart forever."
"We had the privilege of visiting Accolade for Saving Lives. This organization does some awesome work by providing boys living on the street with a meal and teaches them craftsmanship, English, and the Bible. After speaking with the director, you could tell how much he truly cared for each one of the boys and had a desire to do even more. My experience in Haiti was unforgettable. Not only was I able to be fully immersed into a culture, but also developed friendships with local people and saw how various organizations are working to help and equip the next generation of Haitians. God completely allowed Haiti into my heart and opened my eyes to see a new perspective. This developing country taught me the true meaning of community and what unconditional love genuinely feels like. Haiti is and will always be on my heart – I can’t wait to go back."