I had the opportunity to go back to Haiti last week with my church here in Asheville. We served in the same community that we went to back in March. It was so great to continue building relationships with the families and Haitian staff there. Here are a few highlights from the trip:
I got to meet the family of the little boy I sponsor through Poverty Resolutions. I had met him back in March but this time I got to go to his house and meet his family. That was by far one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced! I am so thankful that God provides the funds to give to that family! I got to see how the sponsorship allowed him to be in their program (which involves many things) and receive a hearty meal each day.
I got to serve alongside a fellow Crestridger, Sarah Knowles! Sarah and I helped with the medical clinic, played with the kids, helped with the Child Development Program and Preschool. We were given the opportunity to teach around 50 kids a new song in English. We decided a camp song would be great! We chose “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart” because we thought it would be relatively easy. Turns out it was very challenging but we think they got it! I think they like sticking to songs in their native language (Haitian Creole). I don’t blame them!
I’m so thankful for the time I was able to spend with these people! Their joy and love for the Lord is inspiring!
We are excited to announce that Sarah and Caroline Knowles started as the Crestridge Interns today! They could not wait to get started! Sarah and Caroline came to camp as Chippewas in 1998. In 2007, they came on staff as JETs. Sarah was the Choctaw Village Director in 2009 and 2010. Caroline was the Cherokee Village Director in 2009 and 2010. Both Sarah and Caroline went to the University of Florida for their Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Education. They spent this past semester in Colorado Springs at the Focus Leadership Institute. They enjoyed waking up to the view of Pikes Peak every morning. Sarah and Caroline are excited to be apart of Crestridge both in the off-season and during camp this summer!