I'm going to be using this space to record my year working with Mennonite Central Committee in Haiti as a communications assistant—mostly photos, but I hope to do some research and writing as well.
I'll update this blog as the spirit (and Internet connection) leads. There are also a couple other ways you can keep up with me: follow me on Instagram (@giesygies), or via my bimonthly newsletter (sign up at tinyletter.com/annaleegiesbrecht). You can also keep an eye on the MCC Haiti blog at haitimcc.org.
My official departure date from Winnipeg is August 10th, and after a week of MCC orientation in Akron Pennsylvania, I'll arrive in Port-au-Prince... well I'm not sure exactly, but my first day there will be August 18th, which also happens to be my birthday! Pretty good birthday gift if you ask me.