Well, spring break came and went… but it was no ordinary spring break. A week or so ago I was given the privilege of serving children of Haiti in an orphanage. It was a mission trip (not sponsored through the University) and man… talk about an eye opening and incredibly human experience. I was able to escape the “go, go, go” mentality of American culture and was allowed to just be with another person. It was a very intimate experience that I think I will hold onto for the rest of my life.
I delayed this blog post because I was having a difficult time expressing, in words, what this experience was and how deep the connections between the team and the children were. I’m going to write about it more, but I want to share with you all a video I made that I feel expresses it much better than words can.
The initial song, “Hey Yo” was written by Sean Forrest, the co-founder of Haiti180, the organization that I went through to reach these children. The song you hear is literally about these children and about this mission.
My name is Matt Stewart and I’m a chemistry student. I’m excited to be a student blogger representing the sciences at Franciscan University of Steubenville for this next academic year. Franciscan has provided some pretty incredible opportunities for me the past couple years. I am excited to see what God does with our work, and I look forward to sharing more and keeping you updated.