Members of the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos Haiti Mission Team. Courtesy photo
Last year’s Los Alamos Youth Team pouring the foundation for the handicap home in Haiti. Courtesy photo
A group of 18 teenagers and adults from First Baptist Church of Los Alamos Youth Group left Friday on a mission trip to Les Cayes, Haiti. They are partnering with a local church in Les Cayes to continue work from last summer.
Primarily they are building a permanent facility for a local ministry that houses handicap and special needs teens and young adults. The ministry houses residents for up to four years, teaches them a trade and empowers them to start their own business in order to support themselves and their family. The rest of the time in Haiti the team are focusing on working with children by running a Vacation Bible School and a Sports Camp.
This trip is coordinated through Praying Pelican Missions, an organization that specializes in building long lasting relationships between churches around the world.
“Many of the relationships we made during last year’s trip have continued over social media and we are excited to go back to Haiti and continue building those friendships,” FBCLA Youth Pastor Mike Brake said. “We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to once again serve the local church and share the love of Jesus with the community of Les Cayes.”
The trip runs through June 10. To follow the team while they are in Haiti, visit: www.prayingpelicanmissions.org/mission-trip-journals (find “First Baptist Church Los Alamos” under “Current Trips” and click the link). To find out more about First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, visit www.fbc-la.org. To learn more about Praying Pelican Missions, visit www.prayingpelicanmissions.org.
Los Alamos teens from the 2015 trip working with children at Vacation Bible School. Courtesy photo