Hello Sweet Cheer: Haiti, Haiti, Haiti!

1.23.2013

Haiti, Haiti, Haiti!

Yes, I know… you guys are probably super tired of hearing about this!  

     First, the mission we work with in Haiti is run by Jose and Jody Castillo.  They are wonderful; I love them and their precious children so much!  They have recently realized they can no longer afford to rent the home they are living in.  Their rent is as much as it would cost them to build a new home closer to the mission campus.  There are a few more details that you can read about at this link http://lifeoffering.org/2013/01/21/our-biggest-need/.  Most importantly, I want to ask for your prayers!  They are trusting that the Lord will provide and He will work as He sees fit.  Lift them up in prayer as they make His name famous in Haiti.  If you can help in any other way, please do!  Whether it's financial or not, please lift up these brothers and sisters!

                    

     Moving on to the trip I'll be taking in March.  I said in the last post about Haiti that I wasn't going to send out support letters because my sister already sent some out for her mission trip.  I decided to go ahead and send out a few but once I started addressing them I just ended up doing the same amount I normally do.  I don't really know why but there were just some people I was compelled to send one to and before I knew it I had stuffed and sealed fifty envelopes!  So, there are definitely some people I sent a letter to who are also avid readers of my blog.  If you have to read this twice, I'm sorry!  But if you usually receive a letter from me, expect to get it soon!  They went out today.


     Side note, if you do receive a letter, PLEASE please please don't feel obligated to send money.  I know some of you have already given to Camille's trip to the Dominican Republic and I don't want you to feel pressured to also send to me.  Pray and decide for your family what is best!  Thank you all.

Here is a copy of my letter for those of you who I didn't send one to!

*********************************************************************************************************************Friends and Family,

                  I am writing to tell you about an exciting ministry opportunity I have with The Wesley Foundation at Texas Tech.  On March 8-17, over Spring Break, I have the chance to share God’s love with the people of Haiti for the third time.  (If you are friends with me on Facebook or follow my blog you’ve probably heard a lot about this already.)  I am thrilled to go back and see my beloved friends and serve in the town I’ve spent the past two years loving!  I actually wasn’t planning on going this year (which is why this letter is going out so late), but the Lord did His thing and revealed to me in big ways that His plan for spring break was greater that mine could ever be.  You can read more about that process on my blog at http://www.reflectionsofacollegegirl.blogspot.com.
Haiti is a place I have completely fallen in love with.  I am blessed beyond measure to be given the chance to rekindle the relationships that first began almost two years ago.  We will be traveling to “The Mole” which is near St. Louis du Nord, Haiti in the Northwest corner of the country.  Our mission team will be doing hut-to-hut evangelism, VBS with children at villages in the surrounding area, loving on orphans daily, helping out with some construction, and hosting a youth conference for the young people of The Mole.  In Haiti, teens are very much forgotten.   Teams come in all the time willing to play with babies and minister to children, yet so often the teenagers are left feeling like outsiders.  I am so passionate about teens, specifically teenaged girls.  This youth conference is usually the highlight of my trip!  I love getting to know the girls and encouraging their hearts toward the Lord.  If you would like more information about the group we are working with, or are just interested in the details about this specific mission, the web address is http://www.nwhcm.org.
I want to thank you for being a part of my life and for supporting me in the past.  I recognize that receiving a letter asking for thousands of dollars every year can get tiring.  I pray that God’s will be done in you and in me.  I will continue to raise money in every way possible trusting that the Lord will provide and be glorified through that.  I’m excited to see how the Lord works through missions in my life.  Though I have no idea how exactly He’ll work, I know that He has placed a yearning in my heart to go to the nations and I trust that He will do with that which He desires.
I am asking that you pray for this ministry.  Pray for the Lord’s will in our lives and the lives of the Haitian people.  Pray that as humble servants God will use us to bring Glory to His name.  Pray for the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission.  The NWHCM campus in The Mole is run by Jose and Jody Castillo.  They are incredible and I ask that you lift them up in prayer as they make His name famous in the nation of Haiti.  I am also requesting financial support.  I ask that you seek the Lord and His will for your support.  The trip will cost $2,000, with the total amount due by March 1st.  Any amount you are able to donate would be helpful.  I am fully trusting that the Lord will provide my way for this trip.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Al Martin at The Wesley Foundation (806) 762-8749, or me on my cell (469) 734-8382.  Thank you so much for your love, support, and prayers.

In Christ,

Meredith Moorman
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That's it for today bloggie world!  Thanks so much for reading!

Mere

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