A Pilgrimage to Haiti by Moree Scofield
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness… Broad, wholesome, charitable views of people and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. – Mark Twain
A pilgrimage is a sacred journey of deliberate travel; as a quest, or for a purpose. Experience will tell you that they are life-changing; one rarely returns the same. It is with this in mind, that Youthfront extends an invitation to all who are seeking broad, wholesome, charitable views that expand our imagination of God’s work to join us on pilgrimage to Haiti this July.
This pilgrimage will guide us away from our homes and our expectations. As we spend a few days traveling together, we will connect and engage with locals of Haiti and we will learn from them. Our time will be devoted to the present – to those we meet, to that which we see, to God.
We will see fruits of labor and sacrifice as we visit people who have been touched by Youthfront’s Something to Eat™ and Something to Drink™ initiatives. We will visit communities who have received meals packaged by youth right here in KC and we will visit new wells that have been tapped bringing forth water and life. Our fellowship with Haitian Christians and orphans, albeit momentary, will somehow leave its imprint on us forever. Our times of solitude with God in this land may give us peace, yet perhaps it might disturb us. Nevertheless, on our return home, we will be different. We will discover that we have a pilgrims tale to tell not for novelty, but to be transformed into passionate advocates for God’s action for the poor and vulnerable both here and abroad.
Some things you should know…
This is not a mission trip. This trip is open to participants 16 years and older, adults and parents are welcome. Youth 14-15 may participate, however they must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them on the trip.
Estimated Trip Cost: $1,900/person (includes airfare, lodging and meals) An additional $50-$100 is suggested for snacks and meals as we travel to and from Haiti.
All trip participants must be registered and submit the initial deposit by April 15, 2013. Please note *late registrations may require more fees as flight pricing may increase closer to the departure date. To register and submit your initial deposit go here.
This trip is open to 15 travelers so please contact us before April 1st to share your interest and register. All trip participants must have a current passport.If you are interested in joining Youthfront in July on pilgrimage to Haiti please contact Morée Scofield, the director of Something to Drink™ at [email protected]