Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Will you join me?

As some of you know, I will be going on another mission trip with Buckhead Church to Haiti in July.  I am extremely excited about it and feel very blessed to have been given such an amazing opportunity once again.  My mission trips to Cape Town, South Africa in June 2008 and May 2009 absolutely changed my life, and I look forward to seeing what God has in store for our team in Haiti.

I will be leading a team of 12 adults to Bohoc, Haiti where we will be working alongside the leadership council in the town. The purpose of our trip will be to serve Bohoc through 410 Bridge (www.410bridge.com) water and sanitation projects.  We will also be spending time at an orphanage in the community.  Located approximately 100 miles north of Port-au-Prince, most community members in Bohoc are farmers or craftsman who work very hard for meager wages.  The needs in Bohoc are great.  Access to clean water is a challenge, and the education system is broken.  While there is a church presence in the community, many pastors lack the training and coaching to effectively reach their community with the Gospel.

With a (roughly) 66% unemployment rate, a turbulent political climate, and devastation from the January 2010 earthquake, violent crime and extreme poverty are a part of many Haitian’s daily lives.  Our team hopes to bring healing and comfort to the people of Bohoc and its' surrounding areas using God's mercy and amazing grace.  On a personal level, I hope to have the chance to share with the people there what my faith has done in my life, and the joy one can feel from having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  I am honored that God chose me to lead this team and will do all that I can to honor Him throughout this experience.

I would like to present you with the opportunity to be an integral part of our team by asking for your financial donation and/or gifts of prayer for our team.  Please prayerfully consider what you can give at this time.  No gift, be it financial or an act of prayer, is too small.  To make a financial contribution to our trip, you can send me a check (made to The 410 Bridge-please do not write my name in the For/Memo blank) or you can donate online at https://my410bridge.org/Elle1231.)  410 Bridge prefers online donations if possible.  With your donation, I promise to use the gifts and opportunities God has given me to further His kingdom and share His love.

Thank you in advance for your time and whatever gifts you can give.  Please let me know if you have any questions about the trip, or if you want to learn more about 410 Bridge and Haiti.  I truly believe that with God on our side our team can help bring healing to the people of Haiti through God's amazing love and compassion.

"...each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." (1 Peter 4:10)https://my410bridge.org/Elle1231

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