It has been an overwhelming, but exciting and busy year. Recovering from hurricane Matthew. Keeping up with all our children in the sponsorship program and their families. Providing tin and food to families in need. Working with another organization to get a Nutrition Center going in the mountains to "stop hunger." Hosting our wonderful teams. Visiting all my wonderful sponsors, friends and their congregations.
The Seeds of Hope fund raiser this summer turned out grea...t. We have over 1800 packets of seeds and over $4,000 to help the farmers in Haiti. I am hearing great news from the mountains - the squash and peppers are doing great.
Did you know, there are other ways to support Haiti's Children, Inc. You can sponsor a child through our program. - you can be the difference in that child's life. Bringing a team to Haiti. When buying from Amazon, if you go to www.smile.amazon.com and choose Haitis Children - we receive 0.05% of your purchase.
If you are a Thrivent member - we are now a recognized charitable organization through Thrivent and can receive 'Choice Dollars' - please select Haiti's Children, Inc. to designate your Choice Dollars.
We will be displaying tin art and vanilla from Haiti at two different events. One is Nov 30, at the Horticulture center in Lake Geneva, as a Thrivent Charitable Organization 6:00 - 8:00. And "The Make-a Difference Market" in Evanston, IL on Dec 2 from 11:00 - 4:00 and Dec 3 from 11:30 - 2:30
Please join us.
Haiti's Children, Inc has also been recognized as a 'Service Organization' through LCMC and we have also been confirmed as a 'Pay Pal Charity'.
Gretchen is in the process of upgrading our website www.haitischildren.org - take a look (still under construction)
It's been a busy year. I look forward to growing and reaching more people for Christ with you.
Fundraiser "Seeds of Hope" for Haiti" was a great success. We have over three thousand packets of seeds (thank you for the donation from Hope Seeds, Inc) and for all YOUR generosity. We also raised over $4,000. We can't wait to get out to the farmers and help them get back on track.
GOD IS GOOD... all time
All in Gods time. Things are starting to happen. We are finally getting some help. Thank you Haiti One and Arise Haiti
Pray for our tea...m coming in today. Martha & Mary Lutheran church are bringing in doctors and relief help to put up tarps and set up mobile medical clinic in several villages in Pestel and the islands
Dear friends and sponsors of Twamango. It's getting harder to post and get info out. All the Natcom users (phone company) have figured out that Digicel (the oth...er phone company) is the only one working right now - so Digicel is very very slow with the added activity
The roads are extremely dangerous and difficult to Twamango. The road by the big Mapou tree has been washed out. People are carrying people across and motorbikes. For a fee they will guid you through the shallowest part so you can get your vehicle through. Other areas the road is just gone. There's a small walking path for people and motorbikes - very dangerous for vehicles. Still many big trees across the road. If you can get passed all that when you turn off to Twamango there is huge split right down the middle of the road. A man was standing in it neck high. No way to get vehicle around/across or through. I sent Marc the rest of the way on moto taxi so he could get some food up in the area. The doctors house where the teams stay - the roof has been destroyed. The small area of the school that wasn't good to begin with completely went down and the other building has lots of damage. The old church is gone-there's a small slab of cement standing to remind you something was there. The new church held up with no damage 😳 what a blessing. The Director at the school said most of the kids home were destroyed. Parents are trying to find shelter for their families. All the school books and supplies were washed away or soaked. I'm sorry that the bad news just keeps pouring in. Please pray for the community. No assistance has made it here yet.
Dear sponsors and friends sponsoring children in Bassin Caiman. We are unable to get to this location. Last week the river was bone dry. It is now up to the sc...hool and has washed out most of the road to get out there. We spoke with the pastor. He says the kids are fine. The school has minimal damage, anyone with a tin home or roof lost it. All the trees were blown down and the animals drowned.
We are trying to get a hold of each area, but without cell service this is taking us much longer
Keep your kids and their families in prayer