Arise Week: Dominican Republic Mission Trip 2020

Twenty-six seniors spent their final Spring Break as Hartfield Hawks serving God in the Dominican Republic. The seniors at Hartfield Academy have achieved much and have worked incredibly hard in their many years of schooling, and we are proud of how they served God by serving others this Spring Break. 
Most mornings were spent going into communities to distribute rice and beans to families with the purpose of meeting immediate needs while also sharing the Gospel directly with each family.  “We brought food for the body and more importantly spiritual food of the Gospel,” shared group leader Joe Thrasher. The team also visited a local college where they got to be a part of four English classes, interacting with the college students as they learned and worked on speaking English. Evenings were spent at a local recreational area where the team played volleyball and basketball games together and with community members. The team was able to use those points of connection to pray and share the Gospel at those events. Through the work of the Holy Spirit in action through the team’s faithfulness to share the Gospel, 50 individuals gave their lives to the Lord. Local churches also invited the team to be a part of their church services, where Coach Toler preached a sermon at one of the Haitian churches. Joe Thrasher also shared one of his favorite moments from the trip: 

“One big moment I witnessed was Tre Huddleston sharing the Gospel in Haiti. His passion was on full display as he led a young man in accepting Christ as his Savior.”

“This trip always brings a sense of pride for me in regards to our Senior class,” said Thrasher.  “They serve with passion and selflessness. I love the fact that it impacts our group as much as it impacts those that we are there to serve. To watch our students boldly share the Gospel each day the highlight of the trip for me. Hispaniola Mountain Ministries is who we serve with and their influence in those areas for the Gospel is great. Our kids get to see exactly what the hands and feet of Christ look like in action.”

Hartfield Academy greatly values service and sharing the love of God, here at home and to the nations. During Spring Break week, four teams journeyed to four locations around the Western Hemisphere to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each team shared experiences and forged relationships that will last them a lifetime, all while serving others. If you are interested in finding out more about Hartfield Academy Missions, feel free to contact Director of Student Life Benton Ingram at bingram@hartfield.org.
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