Friday, June 8, 2012

Looks like we're going to Haiti

Surprised ya, didn't I?

Surprises me too.

My father-in-law went on numerous mission trips throughout the years, but it was Haiti that stole his heart. So his sons wanted to go on on a mission trip to Haiti in his honor.

They contacted the group he used to travel with, and whaddya know, they're going later this year.

Jason & his oldest brother are definitely going. The middle brother is trying to work things out. His 17-year-old nephew might go as well.

And so might I.

After much thought, consideration, and prayer I've decided that I will go as long as it won't hurt our family financially. The cost is roughly $1300 per person, and yes, you pay your own way.

We had already sat down & figured out that we could probably scrimp & save & reallocate some funds and pay for Jason to go without too much struggle.

But $1300 is tough to come up with in less than 6 months. Let alone $2600. So I told him I would only go if we could pay for mine out of extra money (bonuses, overtime, etc.) and that I wasn't taking any money away from bills or out of savings to cover it.

So Jason is definitely going. And I might be going as well. I guess we'll see...

As always, thanks for checking in!


violajack said...

Awesome. Our church does 2 trips to Haiti each year, and one of my friends was so inspired by the trip that she followed it up with a 6 month mission to teach English there. You can read about her experience here:

I'd love to go sometime, but with the new arrival coming any day now, it'll be a while before I can get out of the country. I hope you'll be able to make it happen. Everyone I've heard from who has gone has been so touched and changed by the experience. I'll be praying for you guys.

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

This sounds so exciting! My bet is that God lets you go too.

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