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Counting Down to Haiti

October 17th, 2011


This morning I had the opportunity to be on the Get Up and Go Show during the 7:00 hour to share about my trip to Haiti next week.  We also got to interview Nick Mangine live from Jacmel, Haiti on Skype.  It was great to hear him briefly share his heart and give our listeners some framework for what our time will be doing while we are there.  You can hear the interview at the WJTL Casts page.

This Friday,  my friend Chris Boone and I will be flying to Miami to join the rest of the team as well as Gwenn Mangine who is returning to Haiti after a visit with her family.   I am really anxious to meet the rest of the team and to see Gwenn.  I’ve known Gwenn and Nick for years through the Creation Festival family.

When the team is all together, it’s going to be quite a sight to see all of our bags full of supplies all in one place!  Saturday morning we fly out of Miami to Port Au Prince and then will make the journey from there to Jacmel.  Apparently depending on weather it could be a 2 to 4 hour ride.  That will be quite a journey, I’m sure!

Please check out the Joy in Hope Facebook.  If you scroll down through you can see lots of pictures including some of the homes that other mission teams have built and of course there are lots of pictures of the kids.  Our team will be building a small house on the Joy in Hope land while we are there while also hanging out with the kids in the Mangine house, the children and families in the community and doing whatever else we can to help and be an encouragement.

Below is a picture of 9 of the 12 kids in the Mangine home.  I can’t wait to see them!!

Stacey Gagne

Counting down the days!

  1. Lorie Grosh
    October 17th, 2011 at 09:31 | #1

    Good Morning,
    I am excited to learn of your upcoming trip to Haiti! Our daughter, Sarah, is living and working in Port – au- Prince as a registered nurse. She coordinates the medical care and ongoing efforts to bring improved healthcare and education to the people there. She works with “DIRT” – Disaster Immediate Response Team”, a NGO and is developing partnerships with others in this journey. The Haitian people are special to our family as well.
    We hope your journey is full of special moments. We will lift you up in prayer.
    Lorie and Jim Grosh
    York, Pa.

  2. stacey
    October 17th, 2011 at 09:35 | #2

    @Lorie Grosh
    Thanks Lorie and Jim!

    I’m really excited. It sounds like your daughter is getting the opportunity to make a great impact. I’m looking forward to giving people an opportunity to connect with what God is doing through willing hands in Haiti!

  3. Lorie Grosh
    October 18th, 2011 at 22:19 | #3

    I just “talked” to Sarah on facebook and told her about your upcoming visit to Haiti. She was very excited and asked me to give you her email address so that perhaps you could connect with each other. Her email is sgrosh@globaldirt.org.
    Blessings to you,
    Lorie & Jim

  4. Tammy Pringle
    October 20th, 2011 at 10:11 | #4

    How exciting that the time for your trip is here! I’m looking forward to your updates. You will be such a blessing to your team and to those in Haiti. Hope you get to sing with the children 🙂 Tammy

  5. October 20th, 2011 at 15:23 | #5

    How exciting for you! I just got back from Haiti a few weeks ago after visiting Mercy Village Children’s Home. What an amazing, life changing experience. I know the Lord will use you to bring blessings to those children, but don’t be surprised if most of the blessings are yours! Enjoy your trip and God bless!

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