Raise The Roof In Haiti - orphan care
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-Ã -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!
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
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.
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.