Sponsor a Family – and an Update

Bernie mentioned in a recent update that we are looking for short-term sponsors for 180 families who are in desperate need right now in Port-au-Prince.  These families, many of whom lost their homes in the earthquake, need a bridge between the emergency relief they are receiving right now and the time when they will return to supporting themselves.  We would like to provide these families with $50 or $100 each month (depending on the size of the family) for the next six month.  And we would like you to consider a six-month sponsorship in that amount ($50 or $100/month).  More information is available here along with an online form to submit if you decide to make this commitment.

Doug spent much of his day in Port-au-Prince today (Friday) meeting several of these families, taking photographs and collecting information.  So there will be photos and data sheets available for some of the sponsored families.  We will work hard to report to all the sponsors on the families they support, but please understand that this information may be slow in coming as Doug and Diogene prioritize securing and distributing relief resources.

Doug will be back to food distribution tomorrow (Saturday).  He plans to truck a load of food to Maranatha, an orphanage approximately 45 miles north of Port-au-Prince. Continue Reading →

August 2003 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Late Saturday night, August 2, fourteen of us depart for Haiti.  We have six students from the Chi Alpha Ministry at Washington State University along with three team members from California and five from Lynden.  The focus of this team will be to continue the English teaching at the orphanage.  This will be the third summer we have done this and the results are evident as many of our kids are doing well in their English.  In fact, I’ve had the opportunity to use two of our older boys to translate for me, and they have done very well.  We’ll also get involved in some construction, distribute some clothing and shoes to the orphans, and love on those kids as much as possible. Continue Reading →