C2C Neighbors since 2010
Where They Call Home: Temecula, California
Has to love for: Building their family, the beach, loving God, people and life, and Haïti
Building their family, the beach, loving God, people and life, and Haïti
Why did you become a C2C neighbor family?
We really believed in the vision of C2C, the idea of teaching someone to fish instead of giving them a fish. The idea of Petit Goave serving as a model for other communities in Haïti and beyond really resonated with us.
What does being a C2C Neighbor mean to you?
Becoming a C2C neighbor means being fully committed to the vision and wanting to give in a way that makes a difference. Since living in California, we can’t give so much of our time, so we give financially to help make Petit Goave self-sufficient. In addition to that, we give our prayers to whatever is needed for the organization and the community.
C2C’s motto is “Come Inspired, Leave an Inspiration.” What inspires you?
The idea of being part of something greater than ourselves, for us, is inspiring. When we can be part of a place and a project to which we don’t have any real personal ties, but we can see that through the initiatives, the work is getting done; work that is not just affecting one or two people but a whole community – this ripple effect for us, is inspiring. It’s a very powerful concept to think of a group of people teaching a village, a village teaching a country, and then a country teaching other countries.
What is your hope for the people of Petit Goave?
Our hope is that people can learn to be self-sufficient and help other communities based on what they’ve learned from the members of our organization. I can see their faces in the C2C videos and it’s so cool to see their spirit changing over time, becoming more united and wanting to help each other, and trusting us as their neighbors.
What have you gotten as a result of being a C2C Neighbor?
I’ve learned how we can be a blessing to others since we’ve been blessed financially.