Project Reach Touches Haiti with Love
At the end of September, Scott Laughlin of Project Reach in San Diego brought a team of five to visit The Lighthouse in Port au Prince. The mission of Project Reach is to reach and care for the most vulnerable at-risk families in our society with hope for today and transformation for the future. God has shown this organizations the need in Haiti and they have responded to the call.
According to Scott, “We had an amazing trip to Haiti with Child Hope. It was great to go back and see everyone!”
Scott described his experience further:
For me, the highlight of the trip was seeing my team grow in their faith. They got to hear stories of active faith by Child Hope staff and it was great for me to see their eyes open and grow. One of my other highlights was going into the market with Chillup. It took us over two hours to go buy some soap and shampoo for the boys and girls homes and it was just a good time to visit and get to know him more.
The most challenging aspect of the trip was experiencing first hand how difficult life is for so many in Haiti. But the team made good use of their time, completing some painting and maintenance projects, helping with the feeding program, and spending time with the kids.
While giving the guest house a major face lift, the team also purchased batteries and power source supplies for the boys home, and provided soap and deodorant for the boys and girls homes.
One team members, Tera Vannoy, who is an accomplished photographer, took head shots of the transition home kids for their profiles. And Kat Wolle, a fashion student, gave input to Christa Gibler regarding the jewelry products made by the graduates, including marketing approaches and how to tell a compelling story behind the products.
In addition to the team working in Haiti; God was working on the team. All of the team members returned better equipped to “live life on purpose” and continue to reach out to vulnerable children and families.