A Haitian Visitor Stops in to Burien’s Three Tree Point Store


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On Friday (June 1), the old Three Tree Point Store’s owners, Anne and Fred Feiertag, played host to a very special visitor.

Benson Joseph is a translator for a Christian mission organization, Reciprocal Ministries International. They sponsors Haitian children for school tuition, arrange sister church relationships with USA churches, deliver emergency food aid, and since the devastating earthquake of January, 2010 have been building transitional housing.

Benson came to visit Fred and Anne because of Fred’s four trips to Haiti since the earthquake to build houses.

“After so many visits to Haiti, it is great to return the favor and share a bit of hospitality,” Fred said.

Benson is being escorted by Gary and Marilyn McLaughlin. The McLaughlins have been working with Benson in Haiti for the last six years. Gary spent some of his younger years living in Burien and knows the area well. Benson noticed how cold it was Friday – our normal mid-60’s temperature is just about the coldest temperature that Benson has ever experienced. He is in for more amazing experiences as the McLaughlins left Friday afternoon for a cabin in the woods above Packwood.

On Saturday Benson saw what Mt. Rainier was like, and felt snow for the first time.

In three weeks he will return to Les Cayes, Haiti to resume his busy work and enjoy life with his wife Denise and their 7 month old son Woben:

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