Leaders of Nacogdoches mission trip share emotional connection to Haiti

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Three years after a devastating earthquake in Haiti, a Nacogdoches family is still helping the impoverished nation. Zac and Becky Weems lead three mission trips a year to the impoverished country.

Prior to their departure, we wanted to give you some insight as to why Haiti is so special to the Weems. Three years ago, two little girls were overwhelmed by an earthquake, illness, different languages, and surroundings. Their adoption by Zac and Becky Weems changed all that.

Just look at Carli and Mia today.

During the interviews, the two girls sang, "My God is so big, so strong and mighty. There is nothing my God cannot do for you."

"They've learned English, they've learned how to walk, how to read," Becky Weems said. There's just no delays, where when we got them there were many delays."

Becky calls it a blessing for the entire family. That would be big sister Lexi, big brother Max and Zac, a dad who celebrates Father's Day every day.

"Just going from an orphanage setting to a family setting, it's amazing the difference," Zac Weems said.

Zac and Becky continue to make a difference in the lives of other Haitians. The couple leads several mission trips a year to remote villages and orphanages.

"This July we're taking a trip of 25 people there and we're actually working in a village that's not been really mobilized as far as care," Becky Weems said. "They don't have clean water. They don't have a good homes. They have no medical support."

"It's without a doubt the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, and they're our neighbors," Zac Weems said.

Eleven-year-old Lexi will accompany her parents on this trip. Someday all the Weems, together, will return. This East Texas family has enough love to make a difference in many lives.

Funds and supplies are always needed before the July 1 departure. Visit this link on the Fredonia Hill Baptist Church Website to donate to the mission trip.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's report.  Donna will introduce you to some of the East Texans taking the trip, including East Texas News' Jeff Awtrey. He'll be sharing daily coverage of the Haiti mission trip.

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