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Updated posted by Christina Elizabeth 1 month ago
I was just reminded of why I want to build this orphanage. I got a letter from my brother-in-Christ, Guislin, and it somehow ended up inside my math book. I went to do homework and found it.
I don't believe many things are coincidences, and it was a sweet reminder of my love for him, and the children of Haiti. Thank you thank you thank you for helping me reach my goal.
Updated posted by Christina Elizabeth 11 months ago
First, I want to thank all of you for your contributions. The idea for this foundation came to me while I was in the hospital and my parents asked me how I thought others could help me. I truly believe that God planted the seed for the foundation in my mind through my work with the Haitian orphans at Holy Family Institute, and at that moment, it grew a little. Now, with your help, the foundation has grown a lot, and I want to update you on its progress.
Although I’ve always held mission work close to my heart, there is no doubt in my mind the idea of a foundation to help the children of Haiti came with help from the big guy. With His and your help, I am able to start fulfilling my dreams. For that, I thank you SO MUCH!
As this is the mission statement for my foundation: Establish a loving orphanage where children are able to grow up envisioning and fulfilling their dreams and goals, I realize that there is eminent need for some of the money to be put to use now. There is an amazing family in Haiti that shares a similar vision as mine, and I can start making a difference now by helping them with their needs.
The wife is an American woman who was working as a missionary and felt called to stay and give her time, love, and heart to the children in Haiti. Monica met John-Claude (a native Haitian) and they fell in love and got married. Since their marriage, they have adopted 16 children and hope to adopt 4 more.
Last December, I had the privilege of meeting Monica and some of her children. When I met Monica, I felt as if I was in the presence of an angel. I could just tell that her heart was full of pure love. Her children are too cute, as are all Haitian children They have started (and are almost finished with!) building a house to accommodate their entire family. She is living and breathing what I hope to accomplish in Haiti someday: Improving the lives of the children there and giving them a place to call home. So when I heard they needed help in building their house, my immediate reaction was, “Of course!!” I felt in my heart that their home is a version of “the orphanage” that has lived in my mind for years now. I was able to help them financially in building a roof.
I am going back to Haiti on June 11-19, so will be sure to take plenty of pictures of both the roof and house!
I will be there to do a bible camp for the kids in the two main orphanages I visited in December (E.B.A.C. and IDADEE). I am SO EXCITED! I have been counting the days until the trip since I found out I was going for sure. There are 34 days and 4 hours left! My mom is coming too. I am so excited for her to meet the people of Haiti and see why I am so in love with it :)
Thank you again for all of your help, and please pray for me, my mom, and the entire group for the strength and courage to fill the hearts of the children in Haiti with the love and affection they deserve! I will post pictures when I am back!!
Updated posted by Christina Elizabeth 13 months ago
Work in Haiti, January 2013: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/01/03/brain-tumor-survivor-a-true-inspiration-working-to-help-haitian-orphans/
Created by Christina Elizabeth on December 27, 2010
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Christina, Don't know if you remember me from SB2W- but I certainly remember you! I was sitting next to Sally the other day in school when I saw your website. I was so excited to see how well you are doing, and how you've become a truly exceptional individual. Your mission is admirable, and wonderful. You can ask Sally for any of my contact information if you need anything at any time! Much love --Juliet Boucher
posted by Juliet Boucher 37 months ago
Hi Christina.....Hope you are home today having fun with your family!....We all are so excited for you to come home next week and so thankful you are getting so strong and are proud of you each step of the way...I loved reading this note you wrote explaining your mission work and goals......I wanted to share with you that I too have a strong desire to support those orphans in Haiti as well and love hearing about the work you and your family have done to serve them already and also learning about your own goals for helping. I was so touched how sweet they were to you at Holy Family Institute when you returned this Christmas and the kids gave you so much love and support when you needed it most all snuggled up on your lap!! God is working through you! I know you will reach your goals without question! You will be helping the children and I am sure you will also help some animals along the way too that need extra love!.You really are a special person and friend!......We will gladly hel
posted by Lynn Anderson 39 months ago
Hi Christina! Been a long time since I have seen any of you but, I think of you, Your sisters and your parents often. I just wanted to wish you an excellent and speedy recovery! Also I think all that the work you do to help children is remarkable and I am very impressed at everything you have already done! Good luck with everything! I know you will do well, you are very blessed and have an awsome family! say hi to Mom & Dad for me and again, i wish you the best! I will be making a donation also to help you reach your very noble dream of the mission work you wish to do. Good luck I will be thinking of you & will forward this to many people I know so they can donate also. Good Luck & best wishes!!!!! Andy
posted by Andrew Shuty 39 months ago
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