Stories of impact

Women’s Workshop – Rachelle Settle

January 2014 Rewind nine years. I was a new mom for the second time except this time I had decided to stay at home after the birth of my daughter. I was struggling with the loss of one identity and trying to figure out how to manage the new one. A dear friend of mine...

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The Give Hope Cup- Roger Braswell

  January 2014 Our 31 person Give Hope team just returned from a great week in Haiti. I am bursting to tell the story below…. Coach Mike Czarnecki makes a living coaching youth soccer in Charlotte and volunteers for the January trip to Cambry, his first trip...

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October 2013 Mission

Four weeks ago our Give Hope October ’13 team returned from Haiti after an amazing week of serving in Cambry. Eighteen of us lived and worked together and came back changed by the experience. I thought I should provide an update on our progress for all of you who...

read more

Go time…

Under 20 hours and counting…..I thought it might be helpful if I provided a short bit of information on our team and our objectives as we move toward launch in the morning... Angela Quinn – Give Hope Co-Founder/Board Member and original instigator of our family’s...

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Having a Bad Day- Andrew Patterson

Written by: Andrew Patterson Everyone knows what having a bad day means, right? We have all had them. We get chewed out at work, or we get a speeding ticket, or the online order we placed is going to be a few days too late and life becomes inconvenient. Some bad days...

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The 1st of 7 Aquaponics kits is off to Haiti

Have you heard the Good Word? Give Hope Global has shipped the first of seven aquaponics kits to Haiti. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). The unit will be assembled during the October 5th mission...

read more

Joy…Joy….Joy

How can you describe joy…pure joy? Where to begin? How about January 2012? My family and a team of friends are in Cambry for a week of medical and construction missions when we learn that the 140 children of Cambry are literally starving from a reduction in funding...

read more

Edlin – “Eggland”

I’ve been going to Haiti since July of 2010, and I don’t think I’ve ever put into words the full story of a young boy who has changed my life. First, let me tell you how I ended up in Haiti. My friends and I in November of 2009 were working to agree upon a location...

read more

Ernise

In May, 2013 I was exceptionally blessed to return to the Cambry Orphanage for the fourth time. It is always an incredible experience and such a blessing to have the opportunity to reunite with the children and community there. Although our time there is short, we...

read more

Story of Lorens

In January, our team included four surgeons who saw a baby boy, named Lorens, with a tumor between his eyes. They could not operate in the Haitian hospital and is mother, Marie, said that the tumor was growing. • Dr. Will Caldwell, a Charlotte ENT surgeon who was on...

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Noel

By: Angela Quinn June 2011 My return trip to Haiti in May marked the second visit for me in five months. My first experience there last December was so life changing that I jumped at the opportunity to return with the next team. It is hard to describe the connection I...

read more

The Miraculous Seven

No one expects the moment that will change their life forever. The thirteen of us certainly didn’t see this coming. Dinnertime was wrapping up when we were informed that there was a sick boy in the orphanage. Dr. Roy Blank asked four of us to accompany him down to the...

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Little did I know when my son joined a new baseball team, it would be the beginning of a journey in my life as well. Michelle Cherikos’ son was also on the team. I was so intrigued listening to her stories about her amazing mission trips with Give Hope and the precious children she loves at the orphanages. In May of this year, Michelle asked our team to help with care packages for the children who did not have sponsors. I asked for three names so my own kids could write the letters and help pick out fun treats. When the bags were turned in, I felt good for the “act of kindness,” checked it off my “to do” list, and moved on to the next item on my agenda. Fast forward to October 7th. After much consideration, I was boarding the plane with my son Griffin, Michelle and her son Xander, and the rest of the Give Hope team to go to Haiti. A mission trip had always been on my bucket list, but it never seemed to be an “ideal” time to go. God knew it was my time. The experience was beyond what I had imagined. Words cannot express how excited Griffin was every morning to run down the hill to see these sweet children before school. What precious gifts from God – children so happy with so little. Each day changed me just a little bit more. Mid-week we went to Darivarger to deliver backpacks to the children. As soon as we pulled in the gates, the children rushed to see us, hugging us all regardless of whether we’d just met or not. A tall skinny boy suddenly walked over to Griffin and me. He pulled a photo out of his pocket. This was the child, Olenson, we had sent a care package to months before, and he still had our family picture. He had kept that picture with him all these months! What little we had done meant the world to him. We all three hugged and at that moment Griffin began to sob happy tears. That was our moment, our connection, the reason we were on this trip. Life for both of us changed forever. Part of our hearts are in Haiti. As soon as we returned, we began to sponsor Olenson. He will always be part of our family now! That moment, that connection was a true gift from God.

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Women’s Workshop – Rachelle Settle

January 2014 Rewind nine years. I was a new mom for the second time except this time I had decided to stay at home after the birth of my daughter. I was struggling with the loss of one identity and trying to figure out how to manage the new one. A dear friend of mine...

read more

The Give Hope Cup- Roger Braswell

  January 2014 Our 31 person Give Hope team just returned from a great week in Haiti. I am bursting to tell the story below…. Coach Mike Czarnecki makes a living coaching youth soccer in Charlotte and volunteers for the January trip to Cambry, his first trip...

read more

October 2013 Mission

Four weeks ago our Give Hope October ’13 team returned from Haiti after an amazing week of serving in Cambry. Eighteen of us lived and worked together and came back changed by the experience. I thought I should provide an update on our progress for all of you who...

read more

Go time…

Under 20 hours and counting…..I thought it might be helpful if I provided a short bit of information on our team and our objectives as we move toward launch in the morning... Angela Quinn – Give Hope Co-Founder/Board Member and original instigator of our family’s...

read more

Having a Bad Day- Andrew Patterson

Written by: Andrew Patterson Everyone knows what having a bad day means, right? We have all had them. We get chewed out at work, or we get a speeding ticket, or the online order we placed is going to be a few days too late and life becomes inconvenient. Some bad days...

read more

The 1st of 7 Aquaponics kits is off to Haiti

Have you heard the Good Word? Give Hope Global has shipped the first of seven aquaponics kits to Haiti. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). The unit will be assembled during the October 5th mission...

read more

Joy…Joy….Joy

How can you describe joy…pure joy? Where to begin? How about January 2012? My family and a team of friends are in Cambry for a week of medical and construction missions when we learn that the 140 children of Cambry are literally starving from a reduction in funding...

read more

Edlin – “Eggland”

I’ve been going to Haiti since July of 2010, and I don’t think I’ve ever put into words the full story of a young boy who has changed my life. First, let me tell you how I ended up in Haiti. My friends and I in November of 2009 were working to agree upon a location...

read more

Ernise

In May, 2013 I was exceptionally blessed to return to the Cambry Orphanage for the fourth time. It is always an incredible experience and such a blessing to have the opportunity to reunite with the children and community there. Although our time there is short, we...

read more

Story of Lorens

In January, our team included four surgeons who saw a baby boy, named Lorens, with a tumor between his eyes. They could not operate in the Haitian hospital and is mother, Marie, said that the tumor was growing. • Dr. Will Caldwell, a Charlotte ENT surgeon who was on...

read more

Noel

By: Angela Quinn June 2011 My return trip to Haiti in May marked the second visit for me in five months. My first experience there last December was so life changing that I jumped at the opportunity to return with the next team. It is hard to describe the connection I...

read more

The Miraculous Seven

No one expects the moment that will change their life forever. The thirteen of us certainly didn’t see this coming. Dinnertime was wrapping up when we were informed that there was a sick boy in the orphanage. Dr. Roy Blank asked four of us to accompany him down to the...

read more

Little did I know when my son joined a new baseball team, it would be the beginning of a journey in my life as well. Michelle Cherikos’ son was also on the team. I was so intrigued listening to her stories about her amazing mission trips with Give Hope and the precious children she loves at the orphanages. In May of this year, Michelle asked our team to help with care packages for the children who did not have sponsors. I asked for three names so my own kids could write the letters and help pick out fun treats. When the bags were turned in, I felt good for the “act of kindness,” checked it off my “to do” list, and moved on to the next item on my agenda. Fast forward to October 7th. After much consideration, I was boarding the plane with my son Griffin, Michelle and her son Xander, and the rest of the Give Hope team to go to Haiti. A mission trip had always been on my bucket list, but it never seemed to be an “ideal” time to go. God knew it was my time. The experience was beyond what I had imagined. Words cannot express how excited Griffin was every morning to run down the hill to see these sweet children before school. What precious gifts from God – children so happy with so little. Each day changed me just a little bit more. Mid-week we went to Darivarger to deliver backpacks to the children. As soon as we pulled in the gates, the children rushed to see us, hugging us all regardless of whether we’d just met or not. A tall skinny boy suddenly walked over to Griffin and me. He pulled a photo out of his pocket. This was the child, Olenson, we had sent a care package to months before, and he still had our family picture. He had kept that picture with him all these months! What little we had done meant the world to him. We all three hugged and at that moment Griffin began to sob happy tears. That was our moment, our connection, the reason we were on this trip. Life for both of us changed forever. Part of our hearts are in Haiti. As soon as we returned, we began to sponsor Olenson. He will always be part of our family now! That moment, that connection was a true gift from God.

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Women’s Workshop – Rachelle Settle

January 2014 Rewind nine years. I was a new mom for the second time except this time I had decided to stay at home after the birth of my daughter. I was struggling with the loss of one identity and trying to figure out how to manage the new one. A dear friend of mine...

read more

The Give Hope Cup- Roger Braswell

  January 2014 Our 31 person Give Hope team just returned from a great week in Haiti. I am bursting to tell the story below…. Coach Mike Czarnecki makes a living coaching youth soccer in Charlotte and volunteers for the January trip to Cambry, his first trip...

read more

October 2013 Mission

Four weeks ago our Give Hope October ’13 team returned from Haiti after an amazing week of serving in Cambry. Eighteen of us lived and worked together and came back changed by the experience. I thought I should provide an update on our progress for all of you who...

read more

Go time…

Under 20 hours and counting…..I thought it might be helpful if I provided a short bit of information on our team and our objectives as we move toward launch in the morning... Angela Quinn – Give Hope Co-Founder/Board Member and original instigator of our family’s...

read more

Having a Bad Day- Andrew Patterson

Written by: Andrew Patterson Everyone knows what having a bad day means, right? We have all had them. We get chewed out at work, or we get a speeding ticket, or the online order we placed is going to be a few days too late and life becomes inconvenient. Some bad days...

read more

The 1st of 7 Aquaponics kits is off to Haiti

Have you heard the Good Word? Give Hope Global has shipped the first of seven aquaponics kits to Haiti. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). The unit will be assembled during the October 5th mission...

read more

Joy…Joy….Joy

How can you describe joy…pure joy? Where to begin? How about January 2012? My family and a team of friends are in Cambry for a week of medical and construction missions when we learn that the 140 children of Cambry are literally starving from a reduction in funding...

read more

Edlin – “Eggland”

I’ve been going to Haiti since July of 2010, and I don’t think I’ve ever put into words the full story of a young boy who has changed my life. First, let me tell you how I ended up in Haiti. My friends and I in November of 2009 were working to agree upon a location...

read more

Ernise

In May, 2013 I was exceptionally blessed to return to the Cambry Orphanage for the fourth time. It is always an incredible experience and such a blessing to have the opportunity to reunite with the children and community there. Although our time there is short, we...

read more

Story of Lorens

In January, our team included four surgeons who saw a baby boy, named Lorens, with a tumor between his eyes. They could not operate in the Haitian hospital and is mother, Marie, said that the tumor was growing. • Dr. Will Caldwell, a Charlotte ENT surgeon who was on...

read more

Noel

By: Angela Quinn June 2011 My return trip to Haiti in May marked the second visit for me in five months. My first experience there last December was so life changing that I jumped at the opportunity to return with the next team. It is hard to describe the connection I...

read more

The Miraculous Seven

No one expects the moment that will change their life forever. The thirteen of us certainly didn’t see this coming. Dinnertime was wrapping up when we were informed that there was a sick boy in the orphanage. Dr. Roy Blank asked four of us to accompany him down to the...

read more

Little did I know when my son joined a new baseball team, it would be the beginning of a journey in my life as well. Michelle Cherikos’ son was also on the team. I was so intrigued listening to her stories about her amazing mission trips with Give Hope and the precious children she loves at the orphanages. In May of this year, Michelle asked our team to help with care packages for the children who did not have sponsors. I asked for three names so my own kids could write the letters and help pick out fun treats. When the bags were turned in, I felt good for the “act of kindness,” checked it off my “to do” list, and moved on to the next item on my agenda. Fast forward to October 7th. After much consideration, I was boarding the plane with my son Griffin, Michelle and her son Xander, and the rest of the Give Hope team to go to Haiti. A mission trip had always been on my bucket list, but it never seemed to be an “ideal” time to go. God knew it was my time. The experience was beyond what I had imagined. Words cannot express how excited Griffin was every morning to run down the hill to see these sweet children before school. What precious gifts from God – children so happy with so little. Each day changed me just a little bit more. Mid-week we went to Darivarger to deliver backpacks to the children. As soon as we pulled in the gates, the children rushed to see us, hugging us all regardless of whether we’d just met or not. A tall skinny boy suddenly walked over to Griffin and me. He pulled a photo out of his pocket. This was the child, Olenson, we had sent a care package to months before, and he still had our family picture. He had kept that picture with him all these months! What little we had done meant the world to him. We all three hugged and at that moment Griffin began to sob happy tears. That was our moment, our connection, the reason we were on this trip. Life for both of us changed forever. Part of our hearts are in Haiti. As soon as we returned, we began to sponsor Olenson. He will always be part of our family now! That moment, that connection was a true gift from God.

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Women’s Workshop – Rachelle Settle

January 2014 Rewind nine years. I was a new mom for the second time except this time I had decided to stay at home after the birth of my daughter. I was struggling with the loss of one identity and trying to figure out how to manage the new one. A dear friend of mine...

read more

The Give Hope Cup- Roger Braswell

  January 2014 Our 31 person Give Hope team just returned from a great week in Haiti. I am bursting to tell the story below…. Coach Mike Czarnecki makes a living coaching youth soccer in Charlotte and volunteers for the January trip to Cambry, his first trip...

read more

October 2013 Mission

Four weeks ago our Give Hope October ’13 team returned from Haiti after an amazing week of serving in Cambry. Eighteen of us lived and worked together and came back changed by the experience. I thought I should provide an update on our progress for all of you who...

read more

Go time…

Under 20 hours and counting…..I thought it might be helpful if I provided a short bit of information on our team and our objectives as we move toward launch in the morning... Angela Quinn – Give Hope Co-Founder/Board Member and original instigator of our family’s...

read more

Having a Bad Day- Andrew Patterson

Written by: Andrew Patterson Everyone knows what having a bad day means, right? We have all had them. We get chewed out at work, or we get a speeding ticket, or the online order we placed is going to be a few days too late and life becomes inconvenient. Some bad days...

read more

The 1st of 7 Aquaponics kits is off to Haiti

Have you heard the Good Word? Give Hope Global has shipped the first of seven aquaponics kits to Haiti. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). The unit will be assembled during the October 5th mission...

read more

Joy…Joy….Joy

How can you describe joy…pure joy? Where to begin? How about January 2012? My family and a team of friends are in Cambry for a week of medical and construction missions when we learn that the 140 children of Cambry are literally starving from a reduction in funding...

read more

Edlin – “Eggland”

I’ve been going to Haiti since July of 2010, and I don’t think I’ve ever put into words the full story of a young boy who has changed my life. First, let me tell you how I ended up in Haiti. My friends and I in November of 2009 were working to agree upon a location...

read more

Ernise

In May, 2013 I was exceptionally blessed to return to the Cambry Orphanage for the fourth time. It is always an incredible experience and such a blessing to have the opportunity to reunite with the children and community there. Although our time there is short, we...

read more

Story of Lorens

In January, our team included four surgeons who saw a baby boy, named Lorens, with a tumor between his eyes. They could not operate in the Haitian hospital and is mother, Marie, said that the tumor was growing. • Dr. Will Caldwell, a Charlotte ENT surgeon who was on...

read more

Noel

By: Angela Quinn June 2011 My return trip to Haiti in May marked the second visit for me in five months. My first experience there last December was so life changing that I jumped at the opportunity to return with the next team. It is hard to describe the connection I...

read more

The Miraculous Seven

No one expects the moment that will change their life forever. The thirteen of us certainly didn’t see this coming. Dinnertime was wrapping up when we were informed that there was a sick boy in the orphanage. Dr. Roy Blank asked four of us to accompany him down to the...

read more

Little did I know when my son joined a new baseball team, it would be the beginning of a journey in my life as well. Michelle Cherikos’ son was also on the team. I was so intrigued listening to her stories about her amazing mission trips with Give Hope and the precious children she loves at the orphanages. In May of this year, Michelle asked our team to help with care packages for the children who did not have sponsors. I asked for three names so my own kids could write the letters and help pick out fun treats. When the bags were turned in, I felt good for the “act of kindness,” checked it off my “to do” list, and moved on to the next item on my agenda. Fast forward to October 7th. After much consideration, I was boarding the plane with my son Griffin, Michelle and her son Xander, and the rest of the Give Hope team to go to Haiti. A mission trip had always been on my bucket list, but it never seemed to be an “ideal” time to go. God knew it was my time. The experience was beyond what I had imagined. Words cannot express how excited Griffin was every morning to run down the hill to see these sweet children before school. What precious gifts from God – children so happy with so little. Each day changed me just a little bit more. Mid-week we went to Darivarger to deliver backpacks to the children. As soon as we pulled in the gates, the children rushed to see us, hugging us all regardless of whether we’d just met or not. A tall skinny boy suddenly walked over to Griffin and me. He pulled a photo out of his pocket. This was the child, Olenson, we had sent a care package to months before, and he still had our family picture. He had kept that picture with him all these months! What little we had done meant the world to him. We all three hugged and at that moment Griffin began to sob happy tears. That was our moment, our connection, the reason we were on this trip. Life for both of us changed forever. Part of our hearts are in Haiti. As soon as we returned, we began to sponsor Olenson. He will always be part of our family now! That moment, that connection was a true gift from God.

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