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Mission trip will take Albany church to Haiti for New Year's Eve

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Instead of celebrating the new year with friends and family here, a south Georgia youth group will be helping people in Haiti.

Ten students and five adults from Albany's First United Methodist Church will leave the day after Christmas to spend a week in Haiti. Students had to get Thyroid and Tetanus shots and take pills to protect them against Malaria. They expect this will be a life changing trip.

"We really don't know exactly what to expect, we should expect a lot of prayer," said Shannon Doherty.

"I just felt called to, called to mission work, just felt like I needed to do it for the Kingdom of God," said Collin Cooper.

"Seeing how little they have compared to what we have is heartbreaking so I want to go and do as much as I can," said Shelly Wallace.

"We're going to go down there and pray a lot with people in the tent cities so I'm looking forward to that and helping people with their relationship with God," said Chris Duran.

The church sent out letter to the congregation and friends asking for donations to help pay for the trip. They collected more than $15,000 and hope to make the trip and annual mission.

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