Sooners For Haiti 2018

For the past eight summers, a group of 45 student athletes from the University of Oklahoma travel to Titanyen, Haiti to serve with the organization, Mission of Hope.  I have had the privilege to document this trip three times. It’s a joy to return to Haiti! This was my fifth journey here and each time there is a stand out moment. It’s obvious that playing sports with, laughing alongside, and holding onto kids is an adorable picture and creates lifetime memories. But on our last day, a group of us took a detour home and visited another ministry within Mission of Hope, The Grace House , a home for the elderly. I never would have expected to have so much emotion, there was just something in the air. With the help of a translator, the students began to talk with and pray for a few of the adults and after a while these college kids were trying to think of something they could give — they decided to sing with them. I had just went to grab a piece of gear from the truck when a few people turned to me and asked if I could sing a few songs. As someone who typically observes others’ experiences, it was so special to take part and offer up a little known gift of mine to create a memory we will all never forget. For more information on Sooners4Haiti or to learn more about Mission of Hope, follow the links below the video!


Photo by Chandler Rae Photography

The Vendors

Organization // Sooners4Haiti
Organization // Mission of Hope Haiti
Lodging // Wahoo Bay
Video // April Kirby
Audio Mix // Clint Kirby
Additional Footage // Zack Hefley
Photography // Chandler Coale
Music by // Be Still The Earth

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