When we have the opportunity to help anyone, we should do it. -Galatians 6:10a (NCV)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Invest Hope work has been busy this December. We have shown "The Nativity" movie 3 times with one more to go this weekend. The Haitians really seem to like this version of the birth of Christ. 

If you haven't seen it...you should! I bought this copy at Odd Lots for $5! It goes into detail about how Joseph and Mary's parents felt when they found out she was pregnant. It does a great job showing how Joseph becomes understanding of the situation and how much he came to love Mary and the baby.

Projecting movies is such a great way to minister in Haiti. Most Haitians don't have a television, so they love to come out and watch a movie. Also, it is relatively easy to do. I say relatively because my husband, David, does all the set up and take down :) He has big speakers, we borrow a projector and small generator and put up a tarp and a sheet. Voila! Movie night!

Once again, we thank you for your support and prayers! After this weekend, the Christian Christmas story will have been seen in Southern Haiti by ~ 500 people!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I've talked about this program before. But this year we have expanded it to help even more kids. So I need to talk about it some more to raise funds for it!

Since I moved to Haiti in 2008, there have always been parents asking me to pay to send their children to school.

I read about the idea of matching parents contributions in a book. I loved the idea because it required the parents to put forth an effort in helping their own children. This promotes dignity and responsibility. But the reality is that a lot of parents in Haiti can not afford to send their children to school. They need a hand up.

Invest Hope has a school match savings program. This year, 35 children are enrolled and their parents are already busy contributing to their accounts!

So we want you to meet some of these children and learn what their dreams are.


This is Coralee. She is being raised by a single mom who works really hard to take care of her and her older brother. But the money she makes isn't enough to pay for school for her children.

Coralee is a high energy, high pitched giggling, squirmy 7 year old. I wish you could hear her little high pitched voice. She says that she loves babies and when she grows up she wants to be a nanny and take care of them.

Will you help us help her mother send her to school?

Your donation is tax-deductible. It can be sent to:

Licking Valley Church of Christ
1578 Dayton Rd
Newark, OH 43055

Check payable to "Licking Valley Church of Christ"
put "Invest Hope" in the memo line of the check.