Returning from an eight-day mission trip, Sherry Brackens hosted a breakfast at Jones Chapel UMC Saturday morning to show pictures and talk about the mission and the host church. Brackens was one of 20 members of Concord Baptist Church of Dallas to attend the trip to Haiti from June 22-29.
The breakfast was similar to a traditional Haitian breakfast: boiled eggs, croissants or toast, cantaloupe or watermelon, bacon, and fruit juice.
Brackens said the team trained for a year prior to leaving on the trip. Brackens herself was responsible for staying safe against Hepatitis and malaria. “I'm still taking malaria pills,” she said. “Doctors recommend taking them for four weeks after you return.”
When the group landed in Haiti, their host pastor met them at the airport with security, saying they should never travel around the area without security – and never at night – because crime is so prevalent.