Friendship Team Prepares for April Trip
Friendship Community Church will be returning to the community of Bassin Caiman with a team of 22. This is Friendshipâ€™s fourth trip in the past six years in an ongoing partnership with the church in Bassin Caiman.
Baissin Caiman is a community of 7,000 people tucked away between the hills and the Caribbean Sea in western Haiti. Like most of Haiti, the landscape is harsh. Most of the people are charcoal farmers. They cut down the trees to make charcoal, which is sold in markets. Because of infrequent rains, gardens are few.
Bassin Caiman is truly a special place. For many years, a small group of people led by a Haitian woman gathered and prayed for a church for the community. Then in 1995, at the suggestion of Sam Rice, a nurse who worked in a nearby community, Luther Hansley and numerous teams began the partnership work that has led to construction of a church building, two school buildings, and a bread oven.
The Friendship team will work alongside community members on some cement work, painting and leading some fun learning time for the school children. The group will be led by Jeff VanderMolen, Gary & Kathy Schulz, Christi-An Hansley, and Matthew Hansley.
The team will depart from Pittsburgh on April 3 and return on April 10. If you are interested in following the trip, check outÂ Â http://haitih2o.org
If you are interested in contributing to the work of Haiti H2O (Hope to Opportunity) you can find out more at http://haitih2o.org