What Haiti’s Christians Are Really Doing

Jesus once said, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded.”

I have been given much. And so, I believe I am on the hook to serve those who have not received as I have.
This belief of mine first took me to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, when I was a high school senior. Nearly 20 years later, as a pastor of 15 years, I am planning my ninth trip to this beautiful country.
On each trip, our goal is to help. The material and physical help we provide manifests our faith.
But — like many Christian organizations — mutually shared faith is not a prerequisite for receiving our help. Need is the primary qualifier.
Mission trips are not exclusively a means to the specific end of getting people saved. They emerge from the blessing of having much, seeing need and trying to meet it.

Jesus once said, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded.”

I have been given much. And so, I believe I am on the hook to serve those who have not received as I have.
This belief of mine first took me to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, when I was a high school senior. Nearly 20 years later, as a pastor of 15 years, I am planning my ninth trip to this beautiful country.
On each trip, our goal is to help. The material and physical help we provide manifests our faith.
But — like many Christian organizations — mutually shared faith is not a prerequisite for receiving our help. Need is the primary qualifier.
Mission trips are not exclusively a means to the specific end of getting people saved. They emerge from the blessing of having much, seeing need and trying to meet it.
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SOURCE: CNN, by Adam Jackley