Over a dozen members of Calvary Chapel Church in Marysville will travel to the city of Jacmel, Haiti in November for a week-long mission, but they aren’t going empty handed. They are bringing 2,000 pairs of prescription glasses that will be given to those who don’t have access to them otherwise.
Calvary Chapel teamed up with Kendall Optometry, a non-profit organization to provide the glasses and basic check-ups for Jacmel residents.
Jacmel is in southern Haiti, founded in 1698 with a population of 40,000. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake left over 500 Jacmel residents dead and close to 4,000 injured. Over 70 percent of homes and structures in the city were destroyed.
Missionaries from around the country and from dozens of different churches have set up camp in Jacmel in part of the Calvary Chapel Haiti Initiative. The area is complete with a woodshop, a well for clean water, a medical clinic and even movie showings.
This will be the second trip to Haiti for a group from the Marysville church. A group traveled to Jacmel in February building a church in a small village, feeding lunch and water to children and visiting orphans.
You can get involved with Calvary Chapel’s upcoming mission to Haiti or make a donation by contacting Tim Shay at 360-651-9652. For more information about the chapel and the mission visit www.calvarychapelmarysville.com.