New Directions International Alumni

June 20, 2012

Ripping lumber for a porch

Having just returned from a five week trip to Haiti less than 48 hours ago, I thought it best to write a brief account of my Haitian experience before the reality of my American experience rushes in to cloud the memories.  I cannot help but think back to my first trip to the Island of Hispaniola as a much younger, much slimmer, and oh so dreadfully naïve sixteen year old kid. 

Photos from my previous trips to Haiti

It was my first trip out of the country. I was traveling with a singing group known as The New Directions, comprised of high-school and college aged kids, a converted middle-aged truck driver, and a renegade preacher.  Not even knowing where Haiti was, I was part of the band and that’s all that mattered.

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