About Me

Team Barrie 2016 (My Team)

I went on my first HANDS Team mission several years ago, in the Dominican Republic. It had a profound impact on me. When you put yourself out there and volunteer, you often get back more than you give. I cemented friendships with people I knew casually but really never got to know before. I also got the feeling that every single Canadian should experience what we experienced in these areas in Santo Domingo to appreciate what a wonderful country we live in. Even though there are lots of issues in Canada as well as around the world, I think it's important that everybody pick something, regardless of whether it's at home or abroad, and run with it. Let's take action when the opportunity presents itself - why wait? Taking action is important. I'd rather that the worst people could say about me is that I did the wrong thing, not that I did nothing. During one of the many discussions had on my last HANDS trip, I realized that while my physical efforts were appreciated, the financial support I was able to bring, thanks to the fundraising efforts of friends and family, helped a great deal more. Now that you understand why I'm going, I hope you'll give whatever you're able to. Your support will go a long way. I will appreciate it a great deal, but the community I will be visiting will appreciate it a great deal more.
Jacob Huyer
Oct 28, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Hi John,

Thank you for your email. I appreciate you are doing this. However Margaret and I are doing a mission trip to Costa Rica in January, and are raising the same funds as you.

We could ofcourse swap cheques.

Your picture is looking good, by the way.

Wish you all the best in doing the Lord's work,

Blessings jacob

Meli
Oct 29, 2015 at 10:32 am

Good luck John with your fundraising. Your project and efforts will help so many people. Keep up your great work.

All the very best!

Meli

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