Becky Golden, Psi Lambda/Valdosta State U
Mission Trip to Haiti Was Life-Changing
I traveled to Haiti in December 2011 on a mission trip
to work with an orphanage and churches in a small town
What an experience! To witness such poverty and adversity
was life changing. I was overwhelmed the first few days
because it was astonishing to see Haiti’s desolation for myself.
I realized then how much I take for granted and how
blessed I am.
These children gave me hope. I saw them sleeping in tents on the hard ground without pillows
or blankets, and yet they are so joyful.
At the orphanage, I was feeding an 18-month-old girl who’d had only one meal the day before
and it was now 10 a.m. She drank water for long periods of time, refusing to surrender
the cup for fear that if she did not drink then, there might not be another chance to have
water that day.
My Sisters were so encouraging as I prepared for this trip. Many helped me prepare crafts
and supplies that we needed to work with the children and the chapter also gave me a care
package before I left.
I returned to Leogane during spring break. It was wonderful to see the children again.