McClay, Evan

LEAP volunteer Evan McClay reflects on her first mission trip with LEAP three months ago.

“Ever since I was little, I’ve always had a heart to help those who were in need. I can’t explain why it is so important to me. I just think The Lord has laid it on my heart to use the blessings He gave me, for the good of other people. And I love every minute of it. We are called to help the widowed and the orphans (James 1:27) and to spread the Love of Jesus Christ. This is what mission work is to me. I heard of the amazing work LEAP does through my father, John McClay, LEAP’s Director of Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery, who had been on a few trips before. After hearing stories of the people they encountered, the moments they had, and the hope they gave, I wanted to have a first hand experience. Haiti and the Haitian people were unlike anything I had ever experienced. They are kind, caring, and hopeful people. And the team I went with was so lively, fun, and giving of everything they had. I was in the presence of some of the most caring people I have ever met, nto to mention how much fun they were! Haiti was the most incredible trip, and I hope to be able to return some day!”

Evan is a university student and owner of the online boutique Dress and Bless.