Three years ago I arrived in Haiti for the first time with no knowledge of the crazy path God was about to take me on. It was on that trip that I first met 13 incredible children and the incredible Haiti Awake staff who would become people I consider my family and closest friends.
At Mission Made Gifts we truly believe that relationships matter. Our vision since the start has been about creating jobs, restoring hope, and empowering people, and we believe that the best way to do that is to develop meaningful relationships. Each year the Mission Made team packs up suitcases of jewelry and other artisan items to attend the Excel 401(k) Conference in Las Vegas. Alongside our partners with Rekon Intelligence, we are able to share the Mission Made story and provide conference attendees and members of the financial industry an opportunity to learn about how they can approach client gift gifting with a purposeful and meaningful mindset.
Each of our Mission Made trips to Haiti have been alongside Haiti Awake, and during that time we have been able to grow in our relationships with the staff the local community. Haiti Awake is an incredible organization that works to “equip local Christians to reach their communities and their own country through showing Christ’s love in action.” We quickly realized that we didn’t need to create, start, or manage anything, we simply needed to allow our Haitian friends to use their knowledge and skills to make an impact within their owncommunity.