Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, and offered Shocco team members not only an opportunity to minister to others, but also a chance to broaden their understanding of the human condition. One team member talked about the joy and happiness he saw in children who really had very little in terms of material possession. Another spoke of learning to make a conscious decision to love others.
The trips are part of Shocco’s mission to provide “a distinctly Christian environment for spiritual transformation and renewal,” a mission focused on visitors and staff alike. Shocco’s mission trips take that mission beyond Shocco’s boundaries in Talladega.
The dedication and commitment required for that kind of service to others — which also mean staffers pay their own way — is an inspiration.