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Mission trips reveal faith of Haitians

Congregations in Fleetwood, Pa., and Moorhead, Minn., had mission groups in Haiti when the earthquake struck


Thirteen members of Christ Lutheran Church, Fleetwood, Pa., were in Haiti to volunteer at an orphanage, paint a school chapel and food pantry, and distribute food.

The earthquake quickly changed that focus, said Cheryl F. Meinschein. The pastor of Christ said she felt blessed that she and members all returned safely to the U.S., but she struggles with the horror that so many, particularly children, didn't.

"Where do you go with that?" she asked. "If it was the will of God for us to be safe, then how do I answer the question, 'What about everyone else?' "


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