Author Robin Moore said, “Inside each of us is a natural born story-teller, waiting to be released.” A picture may be “worth a thousand words,” producing raw emotion in the viewer but do not be fooled – it is the words of a carefully crafted story that shape those emotions, spurring him to action. Laura Nicholson, MH4H’s Executive Assistant, recently accompanied a short term missions team to Haiti with the goal of navigating the team through IMPACT. IMPACT, which stands for Immersive Missions with Personal Actions, Challenges and Transformation, guides the team through stepping stones designed to help them process a new environment and their own reactions to it. Each member is encouraged to build his or her unique story around the trip in Haiti to be shared with friends back home. Keep reading to learn more about IMPACT!
I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of this trip as a new employee of Many Hands and pilot a new short-term trip project that we have been working on. IMPACT, Immersive Missions with Personal Actions, Challenges and Transformation, is a way for team participants to delve deeper into their experiences throughout the trip. From my first trip, I knew that Many Hands for Haiti was special because of how they pour into their short-term trips. Many Hands strives to create a short-term mission trip experience that introduces you to the work God is doing, while promoting life-transformation in Christ.