“The truth is that the 143 million orphaned children and the 11 million who starve to death or die from preventable diseases and the 8.5 million who work as child slaves, prostitutes, or under other horrific conditions and the 2.3 million who live with HIV add up to 164.8 million needy children. And though at first glance that looks like a big number, 2.1 billion people on this earth proclaim to be Christians. The truth is that if only 8 percent of the Christians would care for one more child, there would not be any statistics left.” - Katie J. Davis (Author)
For the last four years, my heart has been intentionally invested in the people of Haiti. From week long trips, to summer extended stays, I have gained a deeper love for Haitian people and for seeing Jesus be known throughout this nation. I just returned home from a trip where I got to be apart of the work I'm ME is doing ( Click here for more info ). I have accepted a position with them for this coming fall (starting in October). Recently, I'm ME took in nine orphan children who were living in horrible conditions and are nursing them back to help. In my time in Haiti, I will get the oppurtunity to continue to invest in these nine children's lives as well as visiting in the surrounding community and gaining relationships with the families there. Starting in January, I'm ME will be launching their after school program and the kids in the communities that I have the oppurtunity to get to know will be those attending the program. There is such a deep need for creativity and vision to come alive in the young people of Haiti. We exist to help those children find their identity in Christ as well as do what they love. We will offer things such as music, dance, artisan crafting and art classes through our after school program. This will also be a way to connect families together in the local community and to build up parent-child relationships in each home. I am so excited about joining this team of individuals who exist to love others well and make sure every child is heard. I am humbled to be going back for a longer term and can't wait to see what Jesus does in my time there. Please consider being apart of what God is doing in Haiti.. I would love for each one of you to be involved in the furthering of Christ's Kingdom in this beautiful country. I cannot return without the help of individuals such as yourself, so through prayer and petition, please consider joining this journey.
Praying is what will get me there, keep me there and the continuation of seeing the Spirit move. So please, be praying over this time.
If you feel financially led to help at all, my heart would be forever grateful. This will cover all living expenses and ministry I will be involved in while I'm there.. If you are interested in partnering with me on this journey, there is a link to donate on the right hand side. If you are further interested in becoming a monthly donor of any amount of money so I can continue my life in Haiti, please let me know.
I'm so excited for all Jesus will do, and I so appreciate everyone's love, prayer, support and encouragement over these last four years -- I'm so excited for the next chapter. Praise Jesus for His faithfulness!
- Thomas Sarlitto
- Rosa Fernandez-Deleon
- Becky Burnier
- Deborah Carlson
- Mary Ann Duran
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