Yesterday at our annual board meeting we said goodbye to Kim Barrs who has served as Treasurer for Haiti Awake since the beginning in 2014. Coming onto the board to fill the position of Treasurer is Alexandria Augi.
Alexandria first visited Haiti on a Haiti Awake mission trip with members from her church, Moores Creek Baptist, in the spring of 2018. As soon as she exited the Port au Prince Airport, Alexandria sensed something special about Haiti and felt the trip would be life-changing. Following the mission trip, she had the opportunity that same summer to intern at Haiti Awake. While there, she realized God was placing Haiti on her heart beyond the short term.
Alexandria is currently a student at UNCW studying mathematics and working with an afterschool martial arts program. In the summer of 2011, she created the Purple Carpet Event: Hope in LIFE (a non-profit day event for children with life-threatening illnesses to celebrate their life and to be loved by people in their communities while also hearing the gospel message of the unwavering love of Jesus Christ). Along with a strong leadership team, she co-organized this event for six years. She prayerfully decided to transition from the leadership team after this year’s event knowing God was calling her to a new ministry, yet not knowing what the ministry would be. It became apparent this past summer that God was opening a door for Alexandria within the Haiti Awake ministry. She looks forward to serving on the board and continuing to travel to Haiti as often as she can.