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A Day at Many Hands for Haiti

The team from Iowa State spends the day at Many Hands for Haiti’s campus continuing to grow in relationships with people and learn more about Many Hand’s programs.

Experiencing Culture First Hand

A small team from Iowa State is currently on the ground in Haiti. Team leader, Lucia Van Maanen, who has 9 years experience leading teams and serving in Haiti, is giving them a very unique insight into Haiti and it’s people.

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After the national unrest has settled down,Darryl & Shelly return to Haiti to continue their work. Read how even in the peace of the countryside, plenty of challenges abound.

Experiencing Culture First Hand

A small team from Iowa State is currently on the ground in Haiti. Team leader, Lucia Van Maanen, who has 9 years experience leading teams and serving in Haiti, is giving them a very unique insight into Haiti and it’s people.

Looking for Normal

Today there are many things uncertain in Haiti as well as in other places of the world. In the midst of uncertainty, Craig and Christi Gabhart share their journey of looking for normal.

Sunnybrook – Conversations

“There is conversation about what is happening in their family, in their home, and what their prayers are for. Then we hold hands in a circle…for prayer. “

Sunnybrook – It’s About Being

The blessings that the people in the communities have given me already are much greater than anything I could ever “Do” here. It is definitely not about what we are “doing” it is about being who God put me on this Earth to be.

Spencer Hope – Last Day

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God.

Spencer Hope – The Peace of God

I saw a bible verse on the side of a building in DonDon. It was Exodus 14:14 and it says, “The Lord will fight for you. You only need to be silent”. I value this message so much because it is so true especially for those unable to speak for themselves

Spencer Hope – Learning Day

“There are six main pillars of Many Hands for Haiti, they are education, economic development, agronomy, leadership development, safe homes, and medical assistance…All spiritual development that grows here at Many Hands comes from these six pillars.”

Spencer Hope – Color Blast

Kids were let out of the gate by groups of 50 and as each group passed, we would blast colored powder onto them…it was quite fun to chase them – we left no kid unmarked by the colored powder.

As The Pendulum Swings

Sometimes life takes us back and forth from excitement to heartache. Christi shares about finding God in the midst of these pendulum swings of life.

First Steps in Maliarette

“We are excited about the chance we have, not only to have such a healthy program, but that we can multiply it and continue to bring this life-transformative opportunity to other communities.”

Haven CRC – Roses and Thorns

Since the beginning of their trip, the Haven CRC team have seen their share of blessing, beauty, and God’s revelation, but they have also seen the thorns…

PC- Bittersweet Last Day

The PC Winterim team wraps up their time in Haiti with visiting the Pella Christian Elementary school, journeying up to the Pignon sign and delivering food to P.E.T. cart recipients.

PC – Outside Our Comfort Zone

“All of us walked across even though it was quite scary for some of us…God works in our life, sometimes, through fear since growth happens outside of our comfort zone.”

Degaje

The Haitians have a word that we have really come to appreciate. The word is degaje and it is best defined as, figure it out/do whatever it takes to keep going. It is problem solving at its best and we have witnessed some great examples of ingenuity, such...

Love is Spelled B R A V E

“Through Haiti, God is teaching me the dance of love and obedience. He’s challenging the way I love Him and others, calling out the weaknesses hiding among my strengths. Obedience to God is love and love is spelled, B – R – A – V – E.”

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