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Following a call to Haiti

Leaders with the local non-profit group, Haiti All-In, is working to build a medical clinic in Haiti this summer, and they are asking for Colleton County residents to help by either going with them on the trip or by making donations to help them fund the project.

This trip will begin on July 14th and will last until July 21st.

“We still have room for 10 more folks,” said Cal Griffin, organizer of the trip and co-founder of the charity. “Every time we go, we learn more about the people and their needs. It is becoming apparent that they know about Jesus and salvation. However, they don’t understand what it really means to be a Christian and the Salvation experience.

The trip in July will be to focus on discipleship and education by giving the people Bibles in Haitian Creole and showing them the verses in their own language,” he said. “It will resemble a mobile Sunday School Class,” he said.

The missionaries on this trip will be hosting a mini-Vacation Bible School for the children in Haiti. “We can model Christ by showing the Haitians Love and friendship and attending to their basic needs,” said Griffin. Griffin and his wife, Prissy Griffin, began the charity two years ago after first visiting on an inaugural mission trip that was organized through their church, First Baptist of Walterboro. The two business owners say they are focused on the non-profit charity and make several trips a year to the country. Their goals are to build a medical clinic and an orphanage, in addition to serving as Christian missionaries, he said.

For this trip, the group is asking for monetary donations. All funds earned will be used to help build a medical clinic. Much of the country is still ravaged from the 2015 earthquake and from other natural disasters. Money raised in the fundraisers will also be used to buy Bibles.

In the first fundraiser, the group is selling Jimmy Fitts Butts. “They are available for pickup on April 10th and April 11th,” he said. “We are asking for a donation of $35.”

The second fundraiser will be used to purchase the Haitian Creole Bibles. Details of this fundraiser were not available, as of press deadline. “The cost of the Bibles is $3.50 each. We hope to take and hand out 500 Bibles,” he said.

“Please come and be the ‘hands and feet’ of Jesus by going, donating and by praying for the lost in Haiti,” said Griffin.

“Haiti All In’s big goal is to build a medical clinic in Z’Orange,” said Prissy Griffin, in a previous interview with this newspaper. “The closest medical clinic is about a two-days walk up and down a rocky dirt road of a mountain. For thousands of people, there is no medical care. Until I met these families, I really did not realize the impact that a medical clinic would have on them,” she said. “Children with no immunizations…. mothers with no prenatal care…. babies being born on dirt floors.”

Anyone wanting to attend the trip or who wants to donate toward the local Haiti mission relief efforts should contact the group’s Facebook page at Haiti All-in or by calling Cal Griffin at 843-908-2101.

Heather Walters (1469 Posts)