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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Haiti Trip Update


Here’s a quick update on my Haiti trip:

I want to thank everyone who has supported my trip so far. Your prayers and donations are so appreciated! I’ve raised enough money to cover all of my expenses as well as purchase some knitting supplies to take with me. I think I will even have extra to donate to The Apparent Project.

A lot of people have asked about my travel details. I will be leaving Eugene on August 7th and will be in Haiti until August 30th. That gives me just over three weeks of time in Haiti.

I've been spending lots of time doing things like working on lesson plans for knitting classes, learning a few words in Haitian Creole, and reading up about the culture, getting vaccines, purchasing traveler’s insurance, sorting out yarn donations and communicating with Shelley at The Apparent Project about the trip.

I've received more than two boxes full of yarn donations and was contacted this week by a company that is sending two more! A ministry called Rays of Hope arranges sea container shipping into Haiti for The Apparent Project and I’ll be able to ship the boxes inexpensively through them. I’m also collected old prescription and reading glasses. Let me know if you have any to donate.

If you would like to support my trip to Haiti financially, contact me. It can be done through cash, check or PayPal and can be run through my grandparent’s ministry if you need a tax receipt.

The best way to get updates is to following my blog or my Facebook/Google +. If you would like to receive updates via email or snail mail send me your address! Click to see the original post about my trip and my prayer cards

Thank you,
Jessamyn

 To learn more about The Apparent Project and what they’re doing in Haiti check out their website and blog: