Raise The Roof In Haiti - orphan care

$3,920 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 59 months
Melinda Todd  AUMSVILLE, OR
Imagine a land where the dust rises over your feet with each step you take. Where moms add dirt to their child's once-a-day meal to make it go further and fill the belly - there is no government aid to buy food. Where death from easily preventable illness are a very regular part of life. An old crusty flip-flop keeps the rickety gate shut and a ratty sheet is your roof.

Our two week mission trip will allow us to help some of the least of these, as we work with the children's home in Haiti. Orphans who have been thrown away, told to not come back or risk being beaten, or where death has ravaged their family, now have hope because of the work of missionaries.

Will we become servants to the orphans? While we are there short term, yes. Long term is still to be determined but we are feeling God's call on our lives.

We are fundraising to raise the roof in Anse-à-Galets, Haiti for New Beginnings Haiti Ministry. And to Plant Hope by raising to help them establish a community garden that will feed the locals.

It is not uncommon for a mother to relinquish her children to an orphanage in Haiti because she cannot provide food or medical treatments for them. New Beginnings takes some of these children in and cares for them until the parents are able to reclaim their children. The ministry goal is to eventually expand and provide jobs so the families can afford the necessities and keep their children with them.

We asked the director what project they wanted us to raise funds for and we were asked to raise funds to purchase the property for staff housing and then to possibly start the build of the home for that property. We will also be assisting with the start of the community garden, taking tools and seeds needed to plant.

My husband and I will be heading to Haiti April 30-May 11, and we hope to start the building process while we are there.

You have the opportunity to invest in eternity. Will you partner with us to support orphans and raise the funds for this huge project for them?

If you can't help financially, please pray for us and this ministry. If you are praying for us, will you let me know by leaving a message or comment? We'd like to be able to thank you too.

You can also help by sharing this page with others on social media, like: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and LinkedIn.

God has all the funds these orphans need!


Thank you so much!

Blessings,
Aaron and Melinda Todd

Trailing After God <<< Melinda's author site.

'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25:40













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Update 16
Posted by Melinda Todd
49 months ago
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I sat on the edge of the tile tub, sobbing tears of silence. There was no safe place to let it out. No hum of electricity. No gushing water to drown out the sounds trying to break loose from my chest and mouth. Not even a flushing toilet. Everyone in the house and outside can hear everything going on inside. No privacy.

I traced the designs in the slick tiles with my finger tips. Pink and white intermingled. Purity swirled with suffering.

My mind tried to form it’s way around the little 8 year old girl who would not likely live a long life. Bajunica, her name danced across my prayers. This little girl, the same size as my own daughter.

Nurses and nursing students had surrounded her. Each taking their turn to gently palpate her stomach and her back to feel the football size tumor.

A tumor. In Haiti. In a little girl.

No surgeons. No chemo.

My body shook again with heartbreak.

Lord, this is your girl. This is your country. You love her like you love me. You love Haiti as you love America. But I can’t grasp this situation. I just can’t. How is this suffering okay? Please bring a surgeon. Please bring… something. I don’t even know what to ask for. All I have to offer are my prayers. And myself. Use me in what ever way you see fit here. Let me be your hands and feet. However that may look. In Jesus Name, Amen.

I dunked my washcloth in my bucket of bath water and scrubbed my tear stained face and then washed my feet so I could climb onto my mosquito net and settle for a night of restless sleep.

Haiti land that I love. Country that breaks my heart. I have to go back. And I can’t explain it, but the Lord says GO. I obey, dragging my little heart pieces with me.
http://www.gofundme.com/toddhaititeam2015
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Update 15
Posted by Melinda Todd
49 months ago
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I am heading up a small team in Oregon and joining up with a team in Washington this May to return to Haiti. We'll be staying on the mainland this time and working with a Brazillian mission. Find out more! http://www.gofundme.com/ToddHaitiTeam2015
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Update 14
Posted by Melinda Todd
56 months ago
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Hello friends! I have not forgotten about you and your beautiful hearts! We arrived home from our trip on May 11th to one sick child. One day later I was hit hard by a horrible stomach bug going around in our community (no, I really didn't bring any weird sickness home, I swear!) that was lasting 4-7 days for folks. Lucky me to be on the 5 days of it. And as the week went on, one child at a time has dropped with another illness. Our last is sick today so hoping we are now moving beyond this time of illness!

I promise to write more updates this week. I have uploaded my photos to an album on Facebook - sorry, for the safety of the children at the orphanage, you do need to be a friend of mine to see the photos. Hopefully soon I will get Aaron's photos added to the album.

We had a great trip! We're still in limbo on our decision as to what to do! We could certainly use your prayers in that department. We were unable to purchase the property while we were there. We certainly tried but as things go in Haiti, there is a saying, "Hurry up and wait..." Nothing ever quite goes as planned there. But Lord willing the details will be worked out! :)

Here is the link to the photos! Enjoy.
https://www.facebook.com/melindatoad/media_set?set=a.10203786243277493.1073741836.1261553891&type=1¬if_t=like
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Update 13
Posted by Melinda Todd
57 months ago
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He is RISEN!!!! ♥
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Raised by 39 people in 59 months
Created February 18, 2014
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$100
The LaChapelles
57 months ago

Our prayers are with you and your family that is staying at home while you're in Haiti as well. God Bless You! Kelly,Craig,Kristen

TS
$25
Tiffany Soriano
58 months ago
DP
$50
Diane Pruitt
58 months ago

Will be praying for your trip! I believe The Lord had our paths cross for several reasons. Which are still being revealed to me.

MO
$25
Michele Olson
58 months ago
RM
$10
Richard Murray
58 months ago

I wish I could do more financially. Rest assured, my prayers go with you guys and for your awesome project. What an awesome God we have. God bless you, Aaron AND your kids for your sacrifices. G'pa Murray

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Anonymous
58 months ago
$10
Theresa Pratt
58 months ago

I saw that you were just $10 short of $3,700 after the Soma Bible Church donation. LOL-thought i'd round the number up. :) Love you guys!

SC
$1,170
Soma Bible Church
58 months ago

Thanks to Brenda & Dorothy for heading up & hosting the yard sale fundraiser to benefit this Haiti Mission & thanks to Arlen for hanging out with the grandkids so they could do that! Thank you to our Soma Bible Church family for your donations of goods & cash and thank you to Brenda's family, neighbors & friends for their donations as well. We asked the Lord for a $1,000 & He gave us more than we asked for!

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58 months ago
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58 months ago
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