LC “Haiti Project”

On May 14th, the elementary and intermediate school students at Lititz Christian had a special guest for chapel. Shelly Lutz came in to share details about Haitian life with these students. Though pictures and stories, kids were able to see the differences between their lives and the lives of children who live far away in different circumstances. Shelly’s purpose was to try and “make Haiti real” to these children in preparation for their spring service project. She shared why teams go to Haiti, what they do in Haiti, and how the kids could help. This provided a bridge to sharing about how kids could help this summer, by gathering items for Grace Church’s 2014 Haiti team to take along with them in July. The “Haiti Project” ended last week; below is a summary of the project from Shelly.

The “Haiti Project” helped to supply items that would help us out with doing our VBS program, as well as some personal hygiene products. These personal items will help the 40 plus kids at House of Hope Orphanage, as well as staff.  The rest of the items will be used for crafts, lesson activities, and games throughout the week we are there.  We are hoping that by teaching the students at LC more about Haiti that they will have a new understanding of a different country and a new awareness of missions and how other people live in this world.  We had a great response and I think that the LC kids really enjoyed doing this, knowing that they could help other kids and spread the love of Jesus.

 Here is what they provided:

  •  85 toothbrushes
  • 51 toothpastes
  • 12 jump ropes
  • 2 basketballs
  • 1 soccer ball
  • 2 hand pumps
  • 160 packs of fruit snacks
  • 100 sheets of tissue paper
  • 2 wash lines
  • 16 pencil sharpeners
  • 78 pencils
  • 8 packs of markers
  • 15 packs of colored pencils
  • 8 packs of bracelet thread
  • 60 pens
  • 24 permanent markers
  • 50 water balloons
  • 5 packs of chalk
  • 24 individual packs of bubbles, as well as 6 bottles of bubbles
  • 3 cans of shaving cream
  • 27 travel size bottles of shampoo
  • 1 large bottle of shampoo
  • 20 travel size bottles of soap
  • 1 large bottle of soap
This is only HALF of what we have to divide and pack between 11 people!!  Everything we do down there has to be brought down by us, as there are no CVS or Walmarts to pick stuff up at.  We each get a 50 lb suitcase and 20 pounds in our carry on.
This is only HALF of what we have to divide and pack between 11 people!! Everything we do down there has to be brought down by us, as there are no CVS or Walmarts to pick stuff up at. We each get a 50 lb suitcase and 20 pounds in our carry on.

Keep your eyes peeled for more info about the July Haiti team, led by Steve and Shelly Lutz!