Celebrating God’s Mercy and Provision
During my recent trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, all our Haitian family gathered together for worship in observance of the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake. I am pleased to report to you that the service was more a celebration than a memorial, and this is because our brothers and sisters recognized how very good and gracious the Lord has been to them throughout the past difficult year. They all give thank to God for your help, because they know that you have been God’s instruments for His wide mercy and provision from them.
Water Tower Nearly Finished
Many of you have been asking about the water tower project as it is so important in guarding not only our children, but also everyone in the surrounding community from the cholera outbreak. We are pleased to report to you that the work on the water tower is nearly complete and is expected to be operational early in February. Thanks to everyone who has invested in this vital project.
Harvest of Hope Partnerships Increase
We are pleased to announce that another organization has come forward to move our Harvest of Hope agriculture project forward. Irrigation Without Borders is aggressively working to raise support necessary to install a high-volume irrigation system on the farmland. Doing so will increase efficiency and production of fruits and vegetables for the children and for the families in need in Haiti. A big thank you to Irrigation Without Borders and their other partner, Haiti Cheri. Added to the support of Mission to the World and the Seeds of Hope project, we are anticipating the Lord to amaze us in 2011!
Orphans Receive a Second Christmas Thanks to Cherokee Pres
Thanks to the generosity and compassion of the congregation of Cherokee Presbyterian Church in Canton, Georgia, our orphans were blessed with a second Christmas in the month of January. Each child received a wonderful gift bag full of all sorts of little toys, games, balls, and school supplies, as well as some much-needed personal care items. Everyone was absolutely thrilled with this second outpouring of love from members of the RHI family.
Bunk Beds Provide Much Needed Rest for Our Children
Special thanks to a family from Pacific Crossroads PCA Church in Southern California for providing the means for us to obtain bunk beds for the children. Now they no longer must sleep on the floor and are sleeping so much better with their wonderful beds! New mattresses are also on the way.
Haitian Boy Scout Visit Coming Soon!
Boy Scout Troop 8880 and the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America are partnering with RHI to bring two Haitian Boy Scouts and their Scout Master to Georgia for a full camping experience U.S. style. The young men will bunk and enjoy a full range of activities with their fellow American Scouts. We also have arranged for them to visit the Georgia State capitol as honored guests of State Representative Bobby Franklin.