Will and Julie (Sybrant) White have lived in Haiti for 12 years, where Will is a pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship. MAF provides transportation for mission, church and relief workers within Haiti.
A usual term with MAF is three and a half years overseas and a six month furlough in the US. However, this time the Whiteâ€™s extended this furlough so the kids could have an entire school year in an American school.
Will and Julieâ€™s daughter, Abby, was in third grade this year, and her classmates decided they wanted to do a service project for Haiti.
â€śThe last month or so of school they collected pocket change and raised money for TeacHaiti - a school program that a friend of ours started and runs,â€ť Will explains. â€śThis will help with a summer school program and also a meal program. â€śMost of the kids involved with TeacHaiti are extremely poor and often, the only food they get is the one school meal they are given.â€ť
After spending a week in Texas visiting Willâ€™s parents, the family plans to return to Haiti June 4. They took the above picture back with them to show the kids in Haiti who raised the money for them.
Will promises an update from the school in Haiti, and says a special thank you to the kids in Abbyâ€™s third grade class.