Today is the day

Tonight we all leave our homes and will reunite in the place we have all been waiting anxiously to be in: HAITI! 

We are so ecstatic that the time is finally here. Thank you to everyone who has supported us in anticipation of this day. Prayers for safety and protection are appreciated; that everything goes smoothly!

We will try to update the blog in country as much as possible, to key you in on our escapades 🙂 

 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH SO MUCH EXCITEMENT

SPRINT Sundae

SPRINT Sundae

On Sunday we participated in an event called Sprint Sundae. Every team set up a booth in Martin Square on campus – to tell students about our trip, and give them free ice cream with yummy toppings! It was a blast, and a major shout out to everyone who signed up to follow our blog 🙂

The count down begins…

75 DAYS TO GO!

Hello friends and family!

We (the official Haiti team gals) just finished grabbing coffee with a former SPRINT member who went on the Haiti trip last summer, and it made us all the more excited for our trip – and it also prompted us to write to you all! We now have a better grasp on what our two weeks will entail, and had some of our countless questions answered.

Some takeaways:

  • We will be working in the village of Ganthier
  • Partnering with Foundation for Peace, we will be doing any or all of the following: School, Water Facility, and Medical Clinic construction, as well as ministry outreach and community development
  • We will most likely be staying with some of the staff/interns in a house the pastor opened
  • They sometimes serve hamburgers for breakfast
  • We are now on a mission to a) learn more Creole and b) drink as much water as possible, for practice..

To let you know what we have been up to, we have been meeting weekly as a team to pray, share our life stories, and prepare for our trip spiritually (and as a team unit). We also are all enrolled in a SPRINT class along other students going on trips this summer (to 8 different countries), in which we learn about mission work, cross cultural connections, and much more. We would appreciate prayer as always, that we can grow in the coming months and have open eyes and hearts.

 

We have all been overwhelmed with support from you all, and cannot thank you enough.

from the bottom our hearts…

MESI (thank you)

 

xoxo, Claire, Siera, Hannah, and Sophia

Meet the Team: Siera

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Hi there!

My name is Siera! I am a freshman here at Seattle Pacific and I intend on majoring in Business Admin. A few things about me, I have a passion for God’s people and for exploring His creation. I love having conversations over coffee, hiking, and going on adventures. Going to Haiti is one adventure I cannot wait to experience! It has been a joy getting to know the other girls as we prepare for our journey. I know that God is going to do amazing things. Thanks for joining in on our adventure!

Blessings,

Siera Flintoff

Spring Break Here We Come!

Hello all!

The team is currently very busy working away as we prepare for final exams. We are excited to have some rest for spring break and soon after have more bonding time with one another. 

 

We hope to have more team updates within the next few weeks! 

Thank you for all your support.

Love,

Team Haiti!

 

 

Meet the Team: Hannah

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Hello~

My name is Hannah Peterson and I am so excited to be preparing to go to Haiti with SPRINT and with my fellow teammates, who are wonderful. I am a junior English/Creative-writing major and an Illustration minor, and I love to write stories as well as paint and draw: hopefully I can publish something someday 🙂 Right now, I want to give my life over to God to do what he needs with it, and one of the first steps is going on a mission trip where I can meet others from another country who are doing the same thing.

I am from Whidbey Island of the deep forests and beautiful beaches, and I miss its quietness sometimes. But I still love Seattle with all its excitement and opportunities! I have been very blessed, and want to share in the joy of the Lord with everyone we meet in Haiti, as well as learn how huge God is. He reaches every culture, every country, and every people…

So excited!! Thank you for prayer and support,

Hannah Peterson

Meet the Team: Claire

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Hello hello!

My name is Claire Pearson, a freshman here at the wonderful Seattle Pacific University. I am from colorful Colorado but have found a temporary home here in the city, and I am loving every bit of it so far. Some pieces of me: I adore all things art; people and their stories fascinate me; coffee is my addiction; I find solace in words by writing them, reading them, or speaking them; my family (all 6 of them, and my hedgehog named Theo) are my core; music is my muse; and I don’t know who or where I would be without my Maker whom I love. Haiti is so much more than a pinpoint on a map for me, as I have been hoping to go for years now. I have so much excitement for this trip and faith in how God will use us for his grander plan. Gah! Cannot wait.

Thank you for your support, it means the world.

Wen kontan rekonet ou! xoxo,

Claire