Students At Charles Finney School In Penfield, NY Show Compassion In Haiti

Here’s a nice story from Penfield, our friends to the south.

The Charles Finney School recently sent a group of 15 students to Haiti, as part of the school’s “Project Compassion” program. This most recent trip marked Project Compassion’s 22nd mission trip in just four years. To date, the program has impacted more than 3,000 people.

While in Haiti, the team served at an orphanage in Saint Louis du Nord. While serving at the orphanage, the team from the Penfield-based Christian school led a three-day vacation bible school for 34 children in the local community. They spent time getting to know the children through playing games, walking, talking, singing and dancing.

In addition, given the effects of Hurricane Matthew, the price of food nearly doubled in Haiti. Because of that, the mission group delivered 21 bags of groceries consisting of a variety of food staples. They also purchased and bagged a week’s worth of rice for all of the staff members at the orphanage and every member of the local church (enough rice for well over 1,000 meals).

The trip was described as “phenomenal” and the team is ready to set a date to return again next year. Project Compassion will continue its efforts in Mexico this February.

If you’d like to see some highlights from the trip, check out this video: http://www.dosomethinggreater.com/home.html

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SOURCE: Democrat & Chronicle – Missy Rosenberry