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Westmont, IL — Haiti Partners announces the Win-a-Missions-Trip-to-Haiti contest, through which six people will win an all-expenses-paid, five-day missions trip to Haiti with InterVarsity Press author Kent Annan (Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle: Living Fully, Loving Dangerously). Contestants are asked to submit either a 2-3 minute video or a 300-400 word essay that answers the question: How will going to Haiti encourage you to live dangerously and love fully?
Annan is codirector of Haiti Partners, a nonprofit organization focused on education in Haiti so that Haitians can improve their own situations—and children will grow up with better lives. His book, Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle, tells the story of his move to Haiti with his wife and weaves together the joys and stumbles of living and ministering in a Two-Thirds World environment with reflections about faith, doubt, love and God.
As Annan explains, this trip is about more than just going to serve: “We go to listen and understand, to see the progress and the struggles, as we talk with Haitians from different sectors of society. This way each person on the trip can learn how to really help meaningfully and respectfully. I think the transformation happens both ways.
My experience is that we need each other. This trip will be an exciting way to live that for five days.”
The contest is open to anyone age eighteen and above who has a desire to learn about what God is doing in Haiti and to see firsthand the work and blessing involved in partnering with those who live without many of life´s basic necessities. Submissions will be accepted between November 20, 2009, and February 15, 2010. Winners will be announced March 1, 2010.
Travel will take place May 20, 2010, through May 24, 2010, and will involve trekking through the country meeting with grass-roots leaders, business leaders, Haiti Partners, Haitian leaders and politicians. More contest information, as well as rules and regulations, can be found at www.ivpress.com/haititrip or at www.haitipartners.org.
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