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We are creatures of Habit

All of us are creatures of Habit! I pride myself on being willing to change and accepting of change. Having said that, I find myself realising that I am still a creature of habit. I realised this morning that there are certain activities that we do that make us feel comfortable and secure. These can …

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Finding your personal vision

A man without a vision is a man without a future. A man without a future will always return to his past. (P.K. Bernard) We are all busy people, with much happening in our lives. More often than not we go from day to day just trying to get through the day without much thought as …

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Compassion Insights Trip -Haiti Day 7

Today is another day of travel. We are travelling from Cap-Haitien in the northern part of Haiti to Port-a-Prince, the Capital of Haiti. It is the shortest of our plane trips, only half an hour. However, it will take us most of the day. We have to get to the airport in Cap-Haitien then organise …

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Compassion Insights Trip -Haiti Day 6

Today we travelled back into the city area of Cap-Haitien to visit a Compassion centre running a Child Survival Program. This is where mothers and babies are cared for to help the baby thrive and to help the mother gain skills. It’s a great program as it teaches much-needed parenting skills and important hygiene skills. …

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Compassion Insights Trip -Haiti Day 5

Today is Sunday and church. We were told that church starts early to avoid the heat and we should leave the hotel at 7.30 am to be at church around 8 am and that it was going to be okay that we are arriving half way through the service. The church where we went starts …

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Compassion Insights Trip -Haiti Day 4

Today we spent the day at a rural church and compassion centre just outside of Cap-Haitien. After about an hour bus ride we arrived at the church/centre and were greeted by a brass hand playing Advance Australia Fair, a very impressive welcome. We were then ushered into the church and formally welcomed by the senior …

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Compassion Insights Trip -Haiti Day 3

Up super early as the rebooked flight to Haiti leaves at 6:30 am. Catch the first shuttle bus of the day and then through TSA customs grab some breakfast on the run and straight onto the plane. We all get seated and then we wait, and wait, finally, an announcement is made that 3 people …

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Compassion Insights Trip -Haiti Day 2

Today we started with breakfast at our hotel just near Miami airport so that we could get onto the next part of our trip to Haiti. Everything was going well. We breezed through the check-in process and cleared customs. Had lunch altogether, found the extra person who was joining us today. During this time our …

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Compassion Insights Trip -Haiti Day 1

Christopher and I have the privilege of joining 9 other fellow Australian Compassion child sponsors as we travel to Haiti to see first hand the amazing life-changing work of Compassion. With Haiti being in the Caribbean, and we are coming from Australia, then this means that our first day is taken up with flying. Flying …

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