Building A Place Of Healing – Day 7 Operation Hope Haiti Edition – May 2017

Day 7 | Thursday, May 26, 2017 (Project: Building a Medical Clinic)

The Team Reflects…

We asked several team members to reflect on their week in Zoranje, and to put into their own words what impacted them the most about this experience.

Here’s what they had to say…

Asbel Ramos…
It’s my first time in Haiti and I am in awe of what God has done through our missionaries. Richard and Kelly have invested their lives in this country and I see the fruit of their labor. They have given the people of Zoranje the opportunity to grow, and more importantly, a hope that will soar for all eternity, which is the good news of Jesus Christ. It has been a blessing to have worked alongside them and I can’t wait to see what more God has in store.

Sally Taylor…
I am so blessed to have been able to return to Haiti and to see what God is doing in another part of this country. It was great being able to meet the people in Zoranje and see their way of life and interact with them throughout the week. Richard and Kelly are doing great work here and I have loved being able to be a part of it.

Shayna Ramalho…
As this was my first missions trip in Haiti, I am confident in saying it won’t be my last. It has been an amazing opportunity to get to be able to witness the amazing work that God is doing. I pray for all the people in Zoranje that God moves mountains in each and every one of their lives. Richard and Kelly have been such a blessing and I can’t thank them enough for everything they have done!


Lisa Bennett…
We never truly know how much we have until we see those who have little. In America we have so much, yet it seems we have so little gratitude towards anything God has given us. The first step away from God is ingratitude, so wouldn’t it make sense that the first step towards God is gratitude? Every day is a blessing. The Lord has given us a body, mind, and spirit to serve Him with, and as King, He deserves our best at all times. Richard and Kelly have demonstrated exactly that, and it’s been a blessing to fight with them for the glory of God. Haiti will forever be in my prayers.


Matt Villegas…
This was my first missions trip and I really didn’t know what to expect.  I assumed it would be eye opening, but I didn’t realize to what extent.  This experience has truly opened my eyes, not just to what people lack, but how big God is.  His mercy and grace knows no borders or race, it’s limitless.  He loves and is with those who have, and he loves and is with those who have not.

I leave Haiti feeling blessed to have been able to be hands-on and work shoulder to shoulder with our team and our Haitian brothers and sisters.  I leave with greater appreciation for all that I have been blessed with.  Richard and Kelly have been such an inspiration to us all.  May God continue to bless Haiti, I will most definitely be back in the near future.


Jenny Estrada…
I feel so blessed to have experienced my first missions trip here in Haiti. The drive up to Zoranje was absolutely breathtaking. I have been to some beautiful places in this world, but something about the drive to this little village was just so unreal. Though it was bumpy, and long- I have never felt so close to the Lord. His presence overwhelmed me each morning as we drove through the valleys, as the road winded in and out of majestic green mountaintops. His splendor was everywhere.

I feel so honored to have met Richard and Kelly, and to have been a part of the amazing work that they are doing in Zoranje.  One thing that was apparent to me this week is that God’s love knows no bounds, needs no interpretations, and is universal for all who desire it. No matter where we come from, or what language we speak, God’s love, and our desire to serve Him unifies us all.  I will continue to keep the beautiful people of Haiti and the missionaries here in my prayers, and I am excited to return in the future.


We thank God for this amazing opportunity to reach out and touch these beautiful peoples lives, and share the story of Jesus with them.

We hope the pictures you see below can give you a glimpse into what we experienced throughout this week. And once again, Thank You All so much for your prayers, see you soon!

The Operation Hope Team…

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