Families Say Students on Haiti Mission Trip Safe

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An online message about a group of students doing outreach in Haiti has a group of Florida parents giving thanks.

A group of 38 students were on a mission trip in Haiti when the devastating earthquake hit.  Parents were worried until they received a video showing everyone was safe.

"With my daughter sitting there, it felt really good to see her smiling and waving and everybody looking like they're having fun," said Tim Grosshans. "Although, I know they're ready to come home."

The news from 900 miles away was an answer to many prayers.

"I just barely walked in the door and the phones started ringing," Carol Grosshans said.

The students are now helping the injured in the aftermath of the quake.

"We are distributing food right now as I speak to the village right near us," said Tim Detellis of the New Missions ministry on a video posted to Facebook.

The families are thankful and are now praying for their children's safe return home.

"When a mom and dad send thir children away, whether it's across the state or across the country, there's only one person who can take care of them at that point and that's Jesus," Carol Grosshans explained. "And so, he and I had a lot of conversation last night."

*Originally published January 15, 2010

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