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Hope comes to Haiti

In August 2008, on Carrie Evans’ first trip to Haiti, she flew from Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitien in a plane held together by bungee cords.

Duct tape ensured that the door stayed closed. The windows of the plane would not shut.Then, making the flight even more exciting, an engine quit while she flew over the mountains.

Despite this nerve-wracking beginning, the pastor of Warren – ton Presbyterian Church fell in love with the Haitian people. “The first time I went, I left a piece of my heart there,” Evans said. “God did not intend for me to come back whole.”

Eighty percent of Haitians live in poverty, according to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency figures. Evans said that the unemployment rate in northern Haiti, where Jim Lavin, Patricia “Trish” Putnam and she work,is 85 percent more

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