RALEIGH, N.C. -- Images of burned out cars near gas stations are becoming more common as the Haitian people protest their government, who wants to raise gas prices. It's a sight one Raleigh church youth group is witnessing firsthand.
- 28 high school students and eight adult advisers from White Memorial Presbyterian Church are in Haiti
- They would have spent the week teaching vacation Bible school to about 150 children
- The 36 people on the trip will fly back in three groups
Twenty-eight high school students and eight adult advisers from White Memorial Presbyterian Church will start heading home from Haiti after protests broke out just hours after they arrived on Friday.
The mission trip is in partnership with the Haiti Outreach Ministry, where they would have spent the week teaching vacation Bible school to about 150 children.
"Safety is the biggest concern, and that is the reason they stayed in the hotel all day Saturday, Sunday and part of Monday," said Associate Pastor Gary Fulton.
Monday afternoon was the first time the students could become teachers to the children and finally leave the hotel.
Pastor Gary Fulton says between the two days of teaching and what they've seen, the kids are getting an experience of a different culture.
Fulton also says they were fortunate with flights, as the airlines waived all fees when changing tickets.
The 36 people on the trip will fly back in three groups.
One flight will get back late Wednesday night and two flights coming in Thursday night.