A seemingly benevolent endeavor to help others in a remote part of theworld turned out to be much more life-changing than ever anticipated. Afaith-driven desire to put his beliefs into action by taking a mission trip toHaiti led Jeff Newell and his family to experience multiple opportunitiesfor personal and spiritual growth and gain a profound appreciation of thepeople and culture they encountered.Almost immediately the tables were turned when they found themselves onthe receiving end of the many life lessons that were unknowingly, yet subtlybeing revealed. Come follow their journey in the rural mountains of Haitias they experience the importance of building relationships, dependency onGod, sharing from our need and not our excess, and finding God presentin everyday occurrences.Open Your Eyes masterfully captures the essence of nearly two decadesof routine daily situations, turning them into both meaningful learningexperiences as well as humorous anecdotes. "I have enjoyed reading your book. I was captivated from the first paragraph." Lori Sabol, Tippecanoe County Bar Association President, Lafayette, IN. "Thank you for sharing your vision, your mission, your actions and your reflections. I was inspired, informed and educated by your work." Fequiere Vilsaint, owner of EducaVision, Miami, FL. "I am very grateful to Jeff for writing this book to preserve and to share the lessons learned in the field. I have learned a great deal, as something of a second-generation fellow traveler, from reading these stories, and I am confident that many readers of this book will similarly be gifted." John Nichols, STL, PhD, Rensselaer, IN. "I have read through it twice and found it to be superbly written and a much needed message, not only to be read, but reflected upon by anyone doing mission in any place (including here at home). It is very important to include ‘lived experiences and examples' verses just theories and ideas. Jeff had done this very, very well!" Father Ron Schneider, pastor St. Ann Church, Baldwin, MI.