Sunday, June 15, 2014

Haiti | Fall 2014!

UPDATE! I finally found out a date to go, and bought my plane ticket; leaving October 28th! 

Dear Family and Friends,

Hello there! Here I am again, sitting at the computer typing letter to all of you. This brings back memories of my family’s trip to Tanzania last year when I was in charge of newsletters. I had a lot of fun with that, and it feels good to be writing again. The purpose of my letter is similar, yet a little different. Some of you know already that in March, of this year, I had the opportunity to spend a week in Haiti with my sister, Anna. Memories of Africa flooded my mind while I made new memories in Haiti. We stayed with missionaries Mary Jane and Andris Jolibous, who run an elementary school, trade school and church. It was an incredible week and it left me longing to return and get to know Mary Jane, Andris and the people at Living Hope better.

It came as a surprise to me that I wanted to come back as an intern, as I was already exploring plans to return to Tanzania as soon as possible. Doing this trip would put Tanzania back at least a year. However, I felt a strong leading from the Lord to go to Haiti so I’ve taken the leap of faith and said “Yes, Lord.” I don’t have a plane ticket yet, but I am planning to go sometime in October and stay for three months. Ever being my travel buddy, my friend Keturah Martin is planning on accompanying me as well. As interns we will be assisting with classes and administration, organizing outdoor games for recess, attending weekly youth group and church meetings, and taking some mission classes taught by Mary Jane and Andris.

I would like to ask each of you to keep me in your prayers as we prepare for our trip, go and serve, and come back. While I am gone I will most likely be posting updates here on my blog. If you would like to donate toward the funds of my trip, you can send checks to my home address (listed on my sidebar). Any extra donations I receive will go towards supporting my family’s missions in Tanzania. Thank you all for your continued support in prayer for my family as we face many changes in the near future. We are honored to have such an amazing group of family and friends. Thank you!

-Svetlana Dunlap

(The video below is from my Spring trip this year)


  1. Sveta, keep looking to God, and He will provide all you need for the path which He leads you on through life. I thank the Lord as I see you embracing Christ as the King of your life! Love You. Momma

  2. So excited for you, and pray the Lord uses you in this season of life for His glory and to minister to those you reach out to on this trip!

    God bless you dear and look forward to your updates! :)

    In Christ,
    Miss Antoinette