New Hope Adventist church prepares to leave once again for their mission trip to Haiti. Their previous trip that was planned coincidentally for January 13 - 19 was postponed due to the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti only one day earlier. Their previous plan was to go visit the orphanage they sponsor, partner with Hands Together to drill 2 water wells, as well as do other mission work.
On their upcoming trip, members will make a post earthquake assessment of the orphanage the church currently sponsors. They will be deciding what other work must be done and what will be needed when they return to Haiti again in the future. The orphanage is located in Montrouis which is about 60 miles from the capital, Port-au-Prince. Over 20,000 refugees from Port-au-Prince have relocated in the surrounding areas of the orphanage. With the recent over population of people, problems are beginning to arise.
One major problem is water. During the trip, the members will attempt to ease some of the distress over the commodity by drilling two water wells. One well will be on the grounds of the the orphanage and the other well will be for the surrounding community. It will be a great asset for the people of the surrounding village.
Another area New Hope plans to address is to aid people who need medical attention. With them, they will be taking a doctor and 2 nurses. They will be doing whatever work they can with the materials they have.
To stay updated on the projects in Haiti by New Hope Adventist church, visit the mission blog, http://newhopesoshaiti.blogspot.com/, and/or visit the New Hope Adventist Church fan page or their "Sharing our Strength" mission page on Facebook.
The group will be leaving from Washington Reagan Airport on Flight 1879, Wednesday, March 3, at 7:05am.