On March 16, a group of college students, most attending Georgia Tech (Go Jackets!), will step onto a plane and head to Haiti, to the small, rural community of Bohoc. First named Beau Roc (French for beautiful rock) because of a large cave and rock formation, Bohoc is comprised mainly of farmers. With less than 20% of the population having a consistent income, the challenges in this community are great.
Schools exist but the quality of education is low. Churches exist but the pull to voodoo worship is strong. An underperforming clinic makes it hard to treat the medical needs of the community. Clean water is virtually nonexistent.
One of our partners, The 410 Bridge, has stepped into this community and is hoping to help community members develop a plan to meet their physical and spiritual needs. Throughout the year our church attendees will be able to go and work with the community to start a water project, implement teaching programs, and more.
Our small team of eight students will lead the way for our trips to Haiti in 2012. Led by Carly Westcott, they are each stepping out in faith to raise the $1900 needed to get there, preparing their hearts for what they will see, and asking others to support them as they go.
George and Dorothy Juzdan are some of the people that are coming alongside this team, not only financially, but prayerfully as well. After attending a globalX orientation in the fall, they were considering the three ways they could get involved with globalX this year. Give, go, or pray. Unable to go themselves this year, they decided to see what teams they could help, not knowing anyone specific going on a trip. Through a series of conversations we were able to connect George and Dorothy with Carly and her team.
We believe people who give financially and pray for our team members are part of our teams. Without them the “goers” could not go, and without them the people we have the privilege of serving would have less hands to help them accomplish their goals. George and Dorothy are helping the community of Bohoc gain access to clean water. George and Dorothy are helping eight students get involved in personal ministry, one of the five things typically mentioned that grow a person’s faith (http://www.northpoint.org/messages/five-faith-catalysts).
Below is a photo of the team’s leader, Carly, with George and Dorothy, who represent the rest of the team that are supporting the students financially and through prayer, anxiously waiting to hear what their team experienced and the lives that were changed, so that they can all celebrate together. Their team still needs others to come alongside them. Will you join George and Dorothy?
To give, visit GOglobalX.org/give. To pray for them, pick a person in the picture and commit to praying for them in the following ways:
1. To complete their fundraising
2. For physical health during the trip
3. For healthy relationships among the “goers”
4. For them to experience spiritual growth as a result of being part of the team and this trip
5. For them to meet some of the physical needs of the people of Bohoc, in order to remove any barriers to the community members experiencing growth in their relationship with Jesus Christ