Much has changed since this 40-year-old mother of three embarked in late January on what she described as a mission of mercy after the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti.
Laura Silsby had wanted to rescue children and raise them in safety and amid Christian teachings in a beachside home, but the trip she led instead left 10 Americans - including two teens - in jail, and changed the lives of all of them and their families.
"The last three and a half months have redefined normal," said Mel Coulter, father of Charisa Coulter, 24, who was part of the group. "I don't think any of us will be the way we were before the trip to Haiti, and I think there's an opportunity to learn and grow. That's good. The events have changed us in a positive way."
Silsby was released Monday and arrived in Idaho on Tuesday afternoon.
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