Matching Challenge Grant:
We’re in the Home Stretch!
Thanks to the generosity and compassion of Christ Covenant Woodstock, Reformation Hope is engaged in a double your dollars fundraising race against time. Our challenge is simple — for every dollar we raise up to $5,000, each dollar is doubled. Therefore $5,000 becomes $10,000, providing we hit the mark within the next 30 days. RHI passed the halfway mark last week and thanks to a few big-hearted investors, we are at $3,000 so far. If you haven’t pitched-in yet on our double your dollars matching challenge, we could really use your help soon. There remains another $2,000 for us to claim if we can only find partners to reach that total. Won’t you please help?
A Thank You
We want to thank those of you who responded to our appeal in the July Report for support to repair the ministry van and the water chlorination system in Haiti. Your quick and generous responses enabled us to have the van repaired quickly at a shop in the Dominican Republic (where the parts are cheaper and easier to locate), and to move forward with restoring our water treatment system and water ministry.
Basketball Court Completed in La PlaineA big thanks from our Haitian orphans and everyone at RHI to the brothers and sisters of Young Meadows Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, Alabama. The church sent a large team of adults and young people to our compound in Haiti recently. Among their accomplishments were the holding of a much-loved soccer clinic and the expansion of our half-court basketball court into a regulation, full-court arrangement. We give thanks to God for this blessing as now Pastor Paul will be able to hold basketball tournaments and clinics with local youth teams from the community and from other churches. This is an excellent addition to our compound’s facilities targeting outreach through sports to the presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
First Micro-finance Projects Now Funded
The Haitians involved in our new micro-finance initiative are about to receive some wonderful news. Through the efforts of Pacific Crossroads Church in Santa Monica, California and an organization known as Global Fast, coupled with an anonymous gift from the PCA Foundation, RHI has achieved its initial goal for the start-up micro-finance project. With these funds, we will be able to assist young Haitian entrepreneurs who have been approved through our Haitian partnering agency, Zafèn. In future issues of the Ref Hope Report, we plan to give you individual updates on these young start-up businesses and the Haitians behind them. We hope to expand this program to more young men and women and encourage you to consider supporting this effort to help Haitians help themselves and become self-reliant in profitable and sustainable businesses.