Archive for March 2014

Remember the Children   1 comment

“Remember the former things, those of long ago;
I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me” Isaiah 46:9.

The post below is from November 30, 2008:

Hunger and thirst? These children hunger and thirst for not only food, but relationship. What a treasure our children are. Charrette School currently has approximately 230 students.

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March 26, 2014 update: Charrette continues to grow. Now, Charrette has about 360 children. Watch the Charrette page at our website for updated pictures, coming soon! Charrette also has grown to have a new building. See the video here.

“Chonje tou sa ki te rive nan tan lontan. Rekonèt se mwen menm sèl ki Bondye. Pa gen lòt! Se mwen sèl ki Bondye. Nanpwen tankou m’!” Ezayi 46:9

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Posted March 26, 2014 by hopeforhaitiws in General

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Remember Contentment   Leave a comment

“Remember the former things, those of long ago;
I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me” Isaiah 46:9.

We remember what God has done throughout the life of Hope for Haiti. With that in mind, from time to time we’ll post pictures and blog posts from earlier years. Then, together, we can thank the Lord for how he is building up Haiti into a people of his nature and character day by day.

Chonje tou sa ki te rive nan tan lontan. Rekonèt se mwen menm sèl ki Bondye. Pa gen lòt! Se mwen sèl ki Bondye. Nanpwen tankou m’!” Ezayi 46:9

This post is from Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008:

The joy of the Lord is ever present as this young one has his needs met. Walk with us in the days ahead as we walk on this journey in Haiti.

Posted March 20, 2014 by hopeforhaitiws in General

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Pressed   Leave a comment

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).

Plantain is a common side at an Haitian meal. The squished banana-like fruit is fried. A slight crunch with a soft and mellow inside goes well with the spicy main courses Haitians prefer. Yet to get to the end and experience the pleasure, it takes some work and some pressing. Plantain is made by stripping the skin, then using two small wooden planks to flatten the fruit.

Have you felt stripped and vunerable? Does it seem that the Lord is pressing you? Know the hurt produces a better version of you. God allows the pressing, but he doesn’t leave us in the process. We are not crushed, abandoned, or destroyed.

Want to experience plantain personally? Join us for a taste. Visit the Volunteer to Go page to learn more.

2 Korint 4:8-9

¶ Mwen jwenn tout kalite fikilte; men, mwen pa janm kwense nèt. Mwen konn rive nan sitiyasyon mwen pa konn ni sa pou m’ fè, ni sa pou m’ di. Men, mwen pa janm pèdi espwa.

Yo pèsekite m’, men Bondye pa janm lage mwen. Mwen pran gwo so, men mwen pa rete atè a.

Posted March 14, 2014 by hopeforhaitiws in General

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Water, Part 2   Leave a comment

Remember Water, Part 1? Click here to catch up.

“You care for the land and water it;
you enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water
to provide the people with grain,
for so you have ordained it” (Psalm 65:9).

After it rains, Haitians collect the water to use later. Sometimes it’s manual, carrying the water via a bucket to store in a cistern.

Capturing Water

Capturing Water

However, God provides for our needs. The Lord gave Haitians people willing to help. The Lord provided some pipe that wasn’t in use and some sealer. The Lord supplied a few hours to create a new system for the water to be redirected into the cistern. Click on WaterPart2 to see the building of the system in process.

Now, when it rains, the people can enjoy listening to it patter on the tin roof, rather than running to collect the rain. We thank the Lord for the rain, and for the ability to use it later.

Bondye, ou fè lapli tonbe an kantite sou latè. Ou ba li fòs ankò, paske li te fin pèdi tout grès li. Sòm 68:9.