As secretary/treasurer for Haiti Children Project, Janet is responsible for keeping up with sponsor contact, as well as various administrative and accounting duties. She took her first trip to Haiti in April 2007. Janet and Wade work as a team, with him leading groups to visit Haiti, and her taking care of the day-to-day details and contact with the students. This is Janet’s true calling to work with the students, to come alongside them to ensure their success as the next generation of Christian leaders in Haiti.
In 2003, Wade McGuinn, who is the owner of McGuinn Homes, a construction management company in Lexington, South Carolina, embarked on a mission trip to Jeremie, Haiti with the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. While on this trip, he discovered the biggest challenge of his life – the poverty was the worst he had ever witnessed. Wade had been on many overseas mission trips, to Cuba, Honduras, Vietnam, and Mexico but none of these trips compared to what he experienced in Haiti. This trip would start his life’s work, “to take care of the least of these”.