Church volunteers travel on mission to Haiti


Church volunteers travel on mission to Haiti
Volunteers from the Congregational Church of Westborough who recently traveled to Haiti. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Four members of the Congregational Church of Westborough recently traveled to Haiti, volunteering with Heartline Ministries in Port-au-Prince. Associate Pastor Elaine Gaetani, Megan Huber, Art Sharkey and Mike Lawler brought five bags of donated supplies with items used by Heartline for their various projects and outreach missions.

The group participated in programs at an orphanage for children with disabilities, at a school for young children, at an outreach program at a young men’s prison, worked in the Heartline Bakery, travelled to Les Cayes in the far southwestern part of the country (the area hit by a hurricane last year), assisted in two English language classes, and visited the Heartline Maternity Center and Women’s Education Center. In addition, they worked on painting, construction and electrical projects. Lawler and Sharkey also had the opportunity to visit with the children they and their families sponsor by covering the costs of their education, since Haiti has no public education system.

Heartline Ministries is an organization that has been serving the people of Haiti for over 25 years, employing over 60 Haitians with primary missions involving the health, education and nutrition of mothers and their children; running a Women’s Education Center that provides education and life skills training; coordinating the education and sponsorship of about 100 school children with support of US sponsors; organizing a men’s education and discipleship program which is involved in many community outreach programs; and managing a commercial bakery serving the needs of people in the local area. For more information on Heartline, visit

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