Relationships are crucial to partnerships. Consider this example from missionary Rick Ireland involving two U.S. teams (from The Journey , CO, and , NY) that worked alongside Haitians to rebuild after the earthquake: “The church at is in a poor community, but each day they fed the U.S. teams both breakfast and lunch. Though it was a real financial sacrifice for this Haitian church, it didn’t stop them from ministering to the people who were ministering to them. If their U.S. brothers and sisters were willing to sacrifice money, time and comfort to help them, they were going to return it as best they could. Each Sunday the U.S. teams drove to for worship. Both teams reported that God showed up in a big way.” Does the prospect of relationships like this stir something in you? Contact ( or 810-836-6527) to discover how you can be involved.