Quake-orphaned Children Added to Our RHI Family
In the aftermath of the terrible earthquake, many additional Haitian children were left without parents. Reformation Hope (RHI) in Haiti has taken on seven more children, orphaned directly by the quake. Pictured above are three of the newest children, all from the same family; Soraya, Camelot, and Ronaldinho Louis. Our ministry now provides food, water, clothing, shelter, and quality education for 63 Haitian orphans. Our hope is that we will have the funding in the future to expand our orphanage capacity and serve more of these parentless children.
Bringing Hope Back to Haiti
from Rev. Alan Lutz, president
Greetings to you in our Lord Jesus Christ! It is a great joy to send to you this email newsletter regarding our ministry in Haiti. We hope you will enjoy reading our latest updates. Pastor Jean Paul has been back in the U.S. recently. And he has shared amazing testimonies of God’s wonderful works in his homeland since the January 12th earthquake. Before we share our mission news with you, let me say how much the entire board of Reformation Hope appreciates the remarkable generosity of so many of you in response to the recent tragedy. Gifts have come from all points on the compass and in such abundance that rebuilding of the collapsed school building began immediately after the earthquake. Your prayers and support have comforted the hearts of our brothers and sisters in Haiti, many of whom lost loved ones, homes, and hope for the future. May God bless you for providing them with food, water, medicine, and shelter. And may He encourage you as you read of how He works all things together for good for His children.
Reformation Hope Receives $130,000 Partnership Gift from Mission to the World
from Rev. Martin Hawley, director of development
Recently a mission team from Mission to the World (MTW) made a fact-finding visit to our compound in La Plaine. The team included Rich Wolfe, Sam Haupt, and MTW Haitian pastor Esaie Etienne. This meeting led to two additional meetings involving MTW, Jean Paul, and our Reformation Hope leadership. We give thanks to God and are delighted to report to you that Mission to the World has given RHI a $130,000 gift in order to help us complete the rebuilding of the school and also the new church building for our Haiti ministry. This gift marks the beginning of what we believe will be a fruitful kingdom partnership for the transformation of Haiti. We hope to engage with MTW in frequent mission trip opportunities and in future development projects going forward.
Dedication Celebration for the New Church and Rebuilt School Is June 27, 2010
Thanks to many of you who have given faithfully and to MTW’s partnership gift, we are on schedule to complete the new buildings and dedicate them with our brothers and sisters in Haiti on Sunday, June 27, 2010. Please join us in praying for the successful and timely completion of these key projects and for their great impact as bases for ministry and opportunity in Haiti.
Harvest of Hope Agriculture Equipment in Route to Haiti
After many months of planning and logistical fine-tuning, our tractors and other farm implements are now bound for Port-au-Prince in two forty-foot shipping containers. This machinery ushers in a new phase of ministry and development in Haiti, providing the opportunity to grow large amounts of healthy foods for the orphans, micro-enterprise farm plots for selected families, and much-needed revenue for the ministry and its programs.
RHI Receives $20,000 Gift for Funding a Computer Lab
We are also pleased to report that the Invisible Hand Foundation has generously provided a $20,000 gift designated for the development of a computer lab and internet capacity for our new school. Many thanks to the Invisible Hand team for their ongoing partnership with RHI.
• $15,000 is needed for the final customs fees for the Harvest of Hope equipment upon reaching Haiti.
• $10,000 is needed for the acquisition of large water pump for the irrigation of our agriculture acreage.
• Acquisition of land for expanding the orphanage with the addition of a vo-tech school and a medical clinic.
• Resuming the micro-enterprise development program to help Haitian families achieve self-sufficiency.