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GCOM Medical Mission Trips in Haiti (June,July,& August 2008) Summer.

..::Mission Trips::..TRIP SCHEDULED: JUNE(18th-26th),JULY(22nd-29th),AUGUST(1st-9th),2008.We are seeking doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to join us on our trip to the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere - Haiti. Non-medical participants are welcome and needed and will be used according to their gifts and abilities. We will be serving with Ludalia Simeon at Ganthier. The physical and spiritual needs of the Haitian people are great. We are asking you to prayerfully consider joining us as we form a medical brigade and visit local hospital,orphanages to offer healthcare and hope to those who desperately need it. Estimated Cost: $1,400 Please contact Garry Destin at  info@gcomintl.org  for more information, or visit us at http://www.gcomintl.org

 

Richard Wong from Davie,Florida (GCOM Haiti Trip, March 2008)

Posted by gcomhaiti on Apr 02 2008 | Uncategorized

“Sometimes the best things in life occur when you least expect it. I signed up for this trip on a whim, not really knowing what I was getting myself into. And boy, was I in for a treat.

Here’s what I did in just one week:

I learned Creole, re-learned French, and I played soccer with hotel staff. I talked politics with Haitians, travelled to serene mountaintops overlooking Port-au-Prince, and toured a zoo. I tasted Haitian food (the vegetarian & chicken Creole are amazing!), visited orphanages, distributed medications, and participated in my first Christian fellowship meeting. I learned how to play the guitar in two days (Thanks to brothers JB and Osbert), serenaded friends, and I even met with the legendary Haitian guitarist Dadou Pasquet.

Going to church on Thursday was, no doubt, a highlight of the trip. You could feel the emotional spirit of 3,000 people packed into a modest, concrete room. The atmosphere was uplifting, and almost rave-like. People young and old were singing, dancing, waving, clapping, and shifting their hips to the music. It’s wild. It’s exotic. And you could only see it in Haiti.

For any other medical student thinking of joining, here is my take on the trip: you will be thrust to the forefront when it comes to treating patients at Ganthier, an hour’s drive from the city. There is no holding hands: you will learn to think quickly, you will become the go-to guy (or girl). You will learn to be creative, and you will learn to make do with whatever you have. People’s lives are in your hands, and it will be an experience that will change your life.” — Richard, GCOM Haiti Trip, March 2008