APRIL 13-23, 2011 - CANA Mission Trip to Haiti If you are interested in joining Church of the Epiphany on this trip, please contact Robbie Pruitt 703-481-8601 x. 113 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mission Haiti 2011 is in the final days of getting ready to go and minister at the Lacroix New Testament Mission in Lacroix, Haiti which is found about 80 miles north of Port au Prince along National Road One. Founded by the Rev. Vaugelas Pierre and his wife Ermithe in 1980 the mission now feeds and educates 3,500 children in seven locations every school day.
“We are fund raising right up to the last moment in order to go there, pay for everything, and have the funds to do the projects that we have been asked to do,” said the Rev. John Nuzum, Mission Coordinator and Pastoral Associate at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Anglican in Leesburg, VA. “There are days I get out of bed in the morning and think about this undertaking and I say to myself, “You must be crazy to be doing this,” exclaimed Pastor John.
Last year a group of nine went to Haiti, but this year it has exploded into a group of 31 adults and teens from several ADV churches including one in North Carolina. “Most of the team consists of Anglicans with other denomination and non-denomination churches represented in the mix,” commented Nuzum.
God has formed the 2011 team with many talents, abilities, and backgrounds, ranging in ages from thirteen to seventy. Church of the Epiphany Anglican Church in Herndon, VA is sending its Youth Pastor Robbie and his Creole speaking wife Irene along with five other members of Epiphany. Irene had the opportunity to use her second language last October when both she and Robert were in Haiti. Darly Joseph, a member of Temple Baptist Church in Herndon, VA is a native born Haitian, Creole speaker, and is an executive with the Salvation Army in Leesburg, VA.
Two attorneys are traveling as part of the team this year, one from Destiny Church in Leesburg, and the other from Anglican Church of the Redeemer in Camden, NC. Church of the Holy Spirit in Leesburg is sending thirteen adults and teens, several dad and son teams and one mom and daughter team. One French speaker from Destiny Church of Leesburg is going, as well as an operating room nurse who will work in the medical clinic at Lacroix. Other churches represented are Corner Stone Chapel – Leesburg, Grace Community Church – Ashburn, Bethel United Methodist Church – Leesburg, and Chesapeake International Church – Leesburg.
This year’s projects include: Food distribution, landscaping, teaching, building school desks, evangelism, working in the medical clinic and birthing center to name a few. The teenagers will also be involved in playing soccer with the Haitian Teens.
“We have raised over $20,000.00 towards our goal of $30,000.00 with two dinners, a breakfast, and selling the Samaritan Discount Card ($20.00) according to Pastor Nuzum.” Anyone wishing to help the “Haiti Team Go” can send a check to the Church of the Holy Spirit, 908 Trailview Dr., Suite 200, Leesburg, VA 20175 (write Haiti on the memo line) or you can E-give by going to the CHS webpage at: http://www.holyspiritanglican.org/index.php and make a Guest Transaction by clicking on the E-giving sign at the upper right corner of the home page. In the “Other” box type in Haiti, then make your transaction. All donations are very much appreciated and welcomed