Come on a Pilgrimage

IMG_5891South Florida Haiti Project believes in the value of forging meaningful relationships with those we serve. For us, providing aid doesn’t mean building a school or establishing a food program and then moving on. Providing aid means establishing lasting ties, staying in the community long-term, and forming life-long friendships.
With that spirit in mind, South Florida Haiti Project invites you—yes, you—to come with us on a pilgrimage to Bondeau.

 

What Is A Pilgrimage?

Going on a pilgrimage means traveling in search of that which is holy—it is a journey of spiritual or moral significance. Often the journey leads to an important faith-related destination; for example, Jerusalem is a common pilgrimage site for Christians.
We call our trips to Bondeau pilgrimages since many participants feel they grow in their faith while experiencing the community and spiritual life there. As they worship with the people, form friendships, and enjoy fellowship, many participants find themselves moved to deeper faith.

 

What Do I Do While On A Pilgrimage?

Roof Construction 2015A pilgrimage to Bondeau often involves completing a service project, such as replacing a roof on a school or helping prepare meals for the needy in the community. But a pilgrimage can also be a visit that focuses solely on building relationships and learning. However you desire to connect with the people of Bondeau, South Florida Haiti Project can help you find the right pilgrimage.
Many of our partner organizations offer specialized pilgrimages that focus on meeting specific needs. Grey Dove, for example, offers medical mission trips for medical professionals. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church typically leads a summer pilgrimage for Senior High Youth Group members and adult parishioners. We encourage you to contact us to learn what trips are currently available and how you can get involved.
For more information about pilgrimages to Bondeau, please contact Rev. Angela Cortiñas [acortinas@st-gregorys.com], Assistant Rector for Youth and Families at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, or Rev. Andrew Sherman [asherman@st-gregorys.com], President of South Florida Haiti Project and Rector at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church.