4 From West Michigan Die During Mission Trip In Haiti

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Four people from West Michigan have died during a mission trip in Haiti.

It has been reported to FOX 17 that a group from West Michigan, who were on a mission trip based from Holy Spirit Parish in Grand Rapids, were killed Friday, Jan. 11, in a car accident.

Their identities have not been released.

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  • 2013worldseries

    Please don't let be any body I know. Sympathy to the families and friends that do know these folks that were trying to make a difference in the world.

    • Concerned

      I know many people who go on mission trips to either spread the gospel, offer medical and dental care (FOR FREE), and just feed people in need. Sarah…stop judging others, and start doing.

    • Stephanie

      Is that really an appropriate comment right after people have died tragically doing what they feel God is calling them to do?

  • Prayingwoman

    Any person working a mission trip has a heart for God. Let that be the peace for all family & friends. Praying for the parish, parishioners, family, friends, and the people on the mission field. May God surround you with his love. & Sarah…I will be praying for you that you do make a difference in someones life. When was the last time you gave of your time, money or talents? Stop making judgements during this time of sadness for four loving people's family, and friends. If you can't say anything good, keep in your journal , not on a public forum/ news station blog.

  • Saint Felix Peterson

    I am a Haitian Dentist who is used to be in the mission,and as for today,I was in the part of that group which is used to come down to help with in Medical and education fields. For people saying that they didn’t make any difference,I guess you do not know what you are talking about,so in that way you’d better keep silence and wonder why they are travelling twice a year to come down here;and let me tell you that their helps are really appreciated.for those who know what it is to me on mission,your prayers and faith are needed.

  • Sue

    I am an RN and Jim was my boss at previous job. He was a great manager and one of the best people I have known in my lifetime. He was married to a women that was beautiful inside and out, and was the love of his life. I am so sad that the world lost two people who always put others before themselves.

  • Chantil

    My heart aches for the loss of these people of my parish… Mary's testament on how Haiti changed her makes me tear up every time I think about it. My prayers go out to all those who survived and to the people who lost their loved ones. God called some wonderful angels home today.