As a member of a Spring missions team to Haiti in 2009, Cheyanne Lent documented her stay at an orphanage outside the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince.
Her photos and audio show the deeply Christian community of which Lent was a part.
Click here to view the slideshow of her emotional trip to one of the poorest countries in the world, recently wracked with tragedy following a devastating earthquake.
By Kristina Webb
Since a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook their home on Jan. 12, the people of Haiti have looked to the sky, searching for aid that has been trickling into their shattered country.
There are over 100,000 Haitian immigrants in Miami alone, according to government records. With such a large Haitian community, South Florida has been at the epicenter of Haitian relief efforts.
Missionary Flights International (MFI), whose headquarters are in Fort Pierce, has been flying to Haiti for almost 40 years. MFI provided the first relief flight on the ground in Haiti, aside from the military, arriving less than 24 hours after the earthquake.
In addition to taking supplies such as dry goods and medical necessities, MFI brought back a special passenger load on Jan. 18 — a group of 26 Haitian orphans meeting their new parents for the first time.
Beacon contributor Cheyanne Lent spent her Spring Break, along with a group of students, on a missions trip to Haiti. Every year, PBA sends students around the world to different countries during the Spring and Summer breaks. Spring Break ’09 trips included missions to locations such as Ireland, Brazil, Peru and Haiti.
Check out Lent’s slideshow of the trip and her behind the scenes photos of the team’s experience here!
For more on the Spring missions trips, check out the Beacon’s archived coverage.
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