The main focus of our medical mission trip was to serve the needs of the people in Pastor Firmin’s church community through a 3 day medical clinic. This was in itself, one of the most amazing parts we experienced on the trip.

But we experienced much more than that. As a bonus, we got to spend time (almost every night!) with our kids! To date, 13 of the 20 children we sponsor in Firmin’s home, have met their sponsors face to face.

The sponsorship program is my baby if you will. Seeing how much their sponsors mean to them, has forever changed me.

Just before our medical team arrived, a few of the kids’ sponsors, who were part of a Adventures in Missions team, got to not only meet their sponsored child but also spend several hours with them throughout the week.

Budjury, Patrice and Jeffly all got to meet their sponsors!

Pastor Steve and daughter Jennie, part of the medical team met their sponsored child, Beaudrin.

Jeffly got to meet his other sponsor, Jodi, who was also part of the medical team.

Levy asked over and over when his sponsor was coming to visit. His dreams came true when his sponsor Mark came with the medical team.

Another member of our medical team, Jill met her sponsored child, Lorry.

Of course I got to spend time with this sweet young man!

We brought soccer shirts for all the boys!

We celebrated 2 team members birthdays! Happy Birthday Jodi and Jennie! May this be a birthday to remember for each of you!

We visited the kids’ school!


We were able to provide a pair of crocs for each kid who needed them! Thank you to all who helped us collect these!

Thank you to those who donated skateboards! They were a huge hit with the kids!

And, I got to experience all of this with the most amazing team ever!

Photo: My kids! Thanks, Jodi! You are up way too early!

Mickey and Liz, our brave hosts and on the ground coordinators.

Pastor Steve and our only teenager on the team, Jennie

my brother Mark and my sister Jodi! What a true blessing to share this journey with them!


Thank you Mark and Jodi for giving up a week with your families to come on this crazy adventure with our team!

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