“A few weeks ago I heard, through members of the circuit and through the Methodist website that, as part of one of its missions, the Methodist Church was putting together a Trip to Haiti. The Methodist church has worked in Haiti for a number of years and their work is currently headed by Dr John and Sharon Harbottle, Methodist Mission Partners, who are both doing incredible work. John is helping to update the 11 clinics which the church has, and is starting a community health programme. Sharon is working in Christian Education, helping to develop the teaching materials for Sunday School, Youth, Women's and Men's groups as well as updating training for 600 local Preachers.
As part of the description of what they were looking for in a person to go to Haiti, they stated they wanted someone to teach sport. This is what I decided to lead my application with as I teach sport in primary schools and I have lots of experience in this area. Over the last couple of years my relationship with God and Methodism has matured hugely, which is why I believed it was right for me to apply to go to Haiti. A few days after sending off my application, I received an email back to say that I had been accepted as one of the eight people that will be going to Haiti from the 24th July to 4th August. At first I couldn’t believe that I had been accepted to go to the other side of the world for a once in a lifetime opportunity! After reading my acceptance letter through a few times, I became hugely excited and grateful that God has given me this opportunity to learn more about our religion in the wider world. During my trip I will be working with the children and young people of Haiti.
I am having to fundraise to cover the cost of going on this trip. And so I am planning on doing a physical challenge which I will announce in the coming weeks. Any support or sponsorship for my trip will be hugely appreciated.”
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