Teaching English at La Concorde School!

2016-10-19T12:53:57+00:00October 29th, 2015|Mission Trips, sponsors, Volunteers|

Hello from Haiti! My name is Kelsey and I am currently staying at La Concorde and working at the primary school teaching English and computer classes. I am also teaching English lessons at the local university two evenings a week. My journey to Jacmel began a little over three weeks ago after the Wilkerson family first introduced me to Love Takes Root and shared this wonderful opportunity with me. After recently completing two years in an AmeriCorps program, I felt passionate about continuing to pursue service opportunities. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be embarking on this adventure and I’m [...]

Reflection from a Trip

2016-10-19T12:53:57+00:00October 26th, 2015|Mission Trips, Volunteers|

Before visiting Jacmel, Haiti, with Love Takes Root, I didn’t know much about the area. Quick Internet searches taught me I’d visit the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. More than 80% of the population lives under the poverty line, which means they live on less than US $2 a day, and 54% live in abject pov-erty, which means less than US $1 each day. While these facts are sobering, it was still not enough to prepare me for how I’d feel once I arrived, as well as when I returned home. Flying into Port-Au-Prince was a rollercoaster ride of [...]

The Joy of Laughter

2015-10-14T10:03:56+00:00October 10th, 2015|Mission Trips|

The playground at La Concorde is full of children, teachers and laughter! The pictures do speak a thousand words. See them on Facebook!  Still to be added are the swing sets. A special thank you for the continuous efforts of Kevin and Cheryl Ahern. They worked many hours and had many emails and phone calls to have this playground project a reality. The La Concorde Primary School has had a wonderful start with many new students now in the class rooms. Can not wait to build the Secondary School!  Need your help we are looking for 1000 people to each donate $176. [...]

Partner

2015-10-03T12:38:45+00:00October 3rd, 2015|Meetings, Mission Trips, Partners, sponsors|

  LOVE Takes Root had a busy week while visiting Kelowna Canada! We have a partner Orphan Grape, in Kelowna that has a Winery Frequency and Cidery Cahoots. Both support LTR with a dollar for every bottle or growler they sell!  This week Frequency sponsored a Lecture with Marianne Williamson in Kelowna. Not only did they spread the choice of love in Kelowna but also had a LOVE Takes Root presence at the event! We want to give a sincere thank you to Orphan Grape owner Tony Lewis. His passion and hard work are making a difference in the lives of Children! If [...]

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