Happy New Year 2016!!!

January 1st is a special day in Haiti.  Not only is it the first of the new year, but it is also Haiti’s independence day.  By God’s grace and the participation of so many of you, we were able to give our community special New Year’s food baskets this year to celebrate….well, technically they were sacks, not baskets.

 

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It started on Tuesday as some of our staff began putting together all the sacks of provisions.

 

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Among a few other things, the sacks included rice, beans, spaghetti, sugar, salted herring, and oil.

 

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On Thursday morning, a representative from each family lined up to receive their food sack.  The list of names included not only the people from our own community, but several families from other communities adjacent to us.

 

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Olence and Robenson kept the bags of rice moving forward.

 

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We were thrilled to find small sacks of Haitian rice–as opposed to imported rice–that we could buy in bulk for the distribution, thereby supporting Haiti’s own rice farmers.  Double win!

 

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Dadithe called each family by name…

 

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…and the representative from that family came forward to receive their food sacks: one sack of rice, and another sack with the rest of the provisions.

 

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Men and women, young and old were there to receive food for their families.  We were able to distribute sacks of provisions to over 150 families.

 

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We had enough funds to put $50 Haitian dollars in an envelope for each family, so that they could spend it as they wished to celebrate…perhaps on coffee (sweet and syrupy, of course) and bread…perhaps on a pumpkin for traditional pumpkin soup!

 

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Many thanks to everyone who prayed and who gave to make the community food sacks possible!

  1. January 4, 2016

    And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.

    May this rebound to Jesus the Creator’s glory! Thank you for your faithfulness to the call. What an encouragement for every follower to keep serving in the small and the great places!

  2. January 5, 2016

    So moving, touching.

    Thank you.

  3. January 19, 2016

    Praise God for putting this on your hearts to feed others and to reach out to others for help. Thanks for all you do, and thanks for the beautiful pictures. This was good to see God hands at work. We praise you Lord for your faithfulness every day. Thank You.

  4. January 20, 2016

    LOVED the pictures and messages! Thanks for another great update, Krischelle!

    • January 22, 2016

      Thanks for reading, Kathy!

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