A young woman, originally from Southern Manitoba, and her family are getting ready to embark on an adventure that will take them from their current home in Shearwater, Nova Scotia to an island off the coast of Haiti.
April Tatton, April Hildebrand for those who grew up with her in the Altona area, her husband who is originally from the island nation and their three kids are moving to Haiti to work with West Indies Self Help or WISH on the island of LaGonave.
WISH is a non-profit, inter-denominational organization whose mission is to translate the truth of Jesus Christ into deeds that alleviate the needs of the poor, giving them the opportunity to break their entrapping cycle of poverty. WISH began in the 1960s and serves with the goal of providing a hand up, not a hand out.
April’s husband Jordan, who is currently serving with the Royal Canadian Navy, will be taking a leadership role with WISH as Assistant Director. The hope is the technical knowledge Jordan has gained while serving in the Navy will be utilized extensively while serving with WISH in LaGonave
April and her family begin their transition to Haiti November 5th when they leave for a “vision trip” to the country to get a better understanding of where they will be living, working and playing. It will also be an opportunity for April’s three kids to ask questions about what will soon be their new home. The target date to officially move to Haiti is Summer 2018.
The family continues to build its team as it meets with various organizations and churches, with Global Partners already signing up.
You can follow April and Jordan’s story at their website http://tattonscorner.ca/