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Haiti and Winter Retreat

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Hey everybody!! This is Ryan the community outreach coordinator, and I am glad to say that I made it back from a 9 day trip to Haiti. It was a wonderful experience. I was very blessed to be able to go. Our church normally goes every year, and it just so happened that I was able to go this year, many thanks to RMM for letting me go during my term here on staff at the RIC. We worked with Mountain Top Ministries, a non profit  organization that exists as a resource that ignites a vision in the Haitian people for their country to recognize their true potential, so that they may take spiritual ownership of their nation to defeat generational poverty village by village. The Picture above is from the guest house overlooking the valley, and on the other side of the mountain you can see the clinic and school started by MTM. This is where we helped out every day. Most of our team worked in the clinic, seeing to patients medical and physical needs. Although many of us did some construction work as well. This consisted of some tiling, scaffolding, and concrete projects. Overall it was a very good and moving experience, we saw the Lord work in many ways. Many prayers to the Haitian people.

Time Moves On

Hola! Well everyone it looks like its my turn to write the blog! This is Jessica by the way and I'm the Prayer Coordinator here at the RIC! That means that I get to pray ten hours a week which is like two hours a day. With this position I also get the oppurtunity to really dig into peoples lives. I get to see whats really going on in their lives and pray for them and with them. I also get to help out with the other stuff here at the RIC, like cleaning and fixing beds. Anyway, enough about me I'll talk about something else now.

And we're off!

Hello everyone, Janae here, and it's been a full first month as we get settled in at the RIC. It's amazing to think that we're already into our second month and time isn't slowing down any time soon! I'd say we're pretty well settled in now. We've been going to different outreach locations in the community and going about the regular duties of the day. I am one of the two Hospitality Assistants, so some of my time is spent cleaning rooms and doing laundry. Most weekends there is a group here, either in the rooms for a retreat or renting a classroom for a service. We enjoy meeting the guests and even finding some acquaintances at times.