Church family reunited with Haiti mission team

MARION, KY- A mission team from a local church is back home safe. The group were reunited with their friends and families at Life In Christ Church late Monday. The mission team was stuck at an airport in Haiti when violent protests forced airlines to cancel flights.

Back in Marion, it was a reunion full of hugs and happy tears as parents saw their kids for the first time since they landed in back here in America. The praise band was practicing for worship in the meantime. While the practice was a regular Monday practice, members said this day was different.

This praise team lifted their voices in worship while they waited to see their loved ones.

Pastor Chris McDonald with Life In Christ Church says having some communication with the team helped put these parents and church members at ease.

“You’d get a broken text every once in a while. But they would send a text ‘Hey we’re okay.’ You know? ‘Everything is fine.’ So it was like just little updates we kept getting through the night and yesterday,” McDonald said.

But this won’t be their last homecoming. McDonald says incidents like the protests in Haiti won’t stop his church from going into the mission field.

“As a Christian, we’re compelled to help people. And so, yeah, it’s not going to stop. That’s what we do and that’s what we love and our church supports and loves it and they love to help people,” McDonald said.

The mission team flew back on two separate flights. The last flight from Miami landed in Nashville around 6 P.M. on Monday. Church vans picked the group up and brought the team back to the church.

McDonald says this makes their 3rd mission trip and they are in their second year doing mission work in Haiti.

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