1. How has your trip to Haiti impacted your daily life?
My trip to Haiti provided me with immense perspective, humility, and love that I have brought home and incorporated into my daily life. I find myself seeking God and His will in every situation, often searching for the bigger picture when in the midst of a “problem”, finding joy in the little things that I wouldn’t ordinarily stop to think about, and taking time to share love with those in my life (and the occasional passing by stranger!).
2. How was your trip different than you thought it would be?
I went to Haiti with no expectations, and what I got was so much more than I could have ever imagined. God provided so many amazing lessons and opportunities on this trip, that to try and list each one would form a short novel.
3. If you could describe your experience in one word, what would it be?
This is an impossible question, but I’ll try to answer it If I had to try and describe my experience in one word, I would have to choose either Jesus or Love (both of which are the same!).
4. What did you learn about yourself on your trip?
I truly feel as if I am a different person because of this trip. I learned so many things about myself, mostly that I am capable of so much love that I feel as if I might actually physically burst from the joy, laughter, love, and beauty that surrounded every moment of my time in Haiti.
5. How has the trip grown/or challenged you?
My relationship and personal walk with God grew because of this trip immensely. It challenged me on a deeply emotional level and reminded me constantly of my reliance on Jesus for my every need.
6. How has going on the trip impacted your family?
My family and friends have all loved hearing about this trip, and several have told me that it has inspired them to sponsor an angel or pray about going on a mission trip. When talking about my experiences in Haiti, I literally cannot contain the joy and passion I feel as I share how Haiti stole my heart. Seeing their faces light up, as they experience a small portion of Haiti through conversation, proves that joy and love are contagious!