Update on Marassa

Marassa 14 Camp 1&2 from Adventures in Missions on Vimeo.

Since returning from Haiti with YMATH, I’ve received periodic updates on our work from Seth Barnes, Adventures in Missions head dude.

This video wrecked me. Sitting in a coffee shop, 4 days into a road trip to talk to youth workers… seeing those faces, seeing a man you met and prayed with several months ago… very powerful and stirring on a few levels.

  • I’m so thankful to see how healthy those folks look. Their housing conditions haven’t changed much, but they look reasonably healthy.
  • I’m thankful to see a familiar face. The man is the video is the same man that we met with in February. The statement he makes, that was about our team.
  • I’m thankful for the integrity AIM has shown. To keep our team updated as to the progress of their work in Haiti after our project was completed… that tells me a ton about the men and women on their staff. You have no idea how much that means.
  • There is so much more to do. If you think the work is done, you can see — clearly — that it is not. If you’ve felt called to go but melted away with an assumption that it’s under control, please reconsider. I have a few spots for my July team, get in contact with me about joining.
  • Here are some excerpts from the update I just got. You can read the full report here.

    In Haitian Creole Marassa means “the twins”. It is also the name for a couple of tent communities residing side-by-side on the outskirts of Port-Au-Prince, each containing approximately 2,500 residents in a low lying riverbed area.

    Thursday we took enough supplies to the twins to provide 15,000 meals of rice and beans.

    Media will tell you that to drop $15,000 of supplies into a couple of tent communities without the UN for security is unsafe to say the least and practically insane. However, we arrived with a handful of staff and trusted the security team of the Marassa camps to handle any situations should they arise, thereby empowering our Haitian brothers and sisters.

    Children clapped and sang as we rolled onto the grounds. A hopeful, expectant crowd gathered and never once did I feel unsafe. The camps’ leaders thanked us and donors for keeping our word from February and returning to help their people.

    Join me in offering prayers of thanksgiving for this. And please join me in petitioning the Father that He would provide more laborers.

    By Adam McLane

    Kristen and Adam live in Ahwahnee, California.


    1. As a church, we were super excited to be able to partner with Adventures in Mission to help out those in the Marassa camp. It is finally nice to see faces of those that The Bridge was able to help. What type of trip is it you are leading in July?

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