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Updates From Haiti
Thank you to Pastor Luke Weaver Jr. from Canada and his crew. They are repairing the roof and doing metal working on Mariani Church in Haiti. Also a big thank you to Joshua for your awesome metal working machine and God given talents. God bless you all.
At the Christmas parties, each child receives a gift of their very own. In most cases, this will be the only gift that they will receive for Christmas for many of them, it may be the only thing they have to call their own. The gifts themselves are very simple, but the children really do treasure them. Each gift includes a small toy. For the girls it is a doll, and for the boys a car or a motorcycle, a balloon, a small package of cookies, a piece of candy, and a small story tract or a New Testament Bible.
Dresses for Toys We are so thankful to Linda Manla of Key Biscayne, who did the hard work of sewing 100 dresses for the young girls in our orphanages and resettlement camps of Port au Prince. Key Biscayne Community Church found sponsors for the dresses of their choice. Money raised from the dresses was used to purchase Thousands of Toys for the Christmas Parties!
If you never traveled with a group before, I have to tell you it can make things interesting and always seems to take longer than it should. (Not to mention adding into the mix the complication of trying to get 7 large boxes of candy canes shipped when finding out at the airport that there is currently an embargo on boxes going into Haiti.) Although we cut it very close in making our flight, by God's grace, the whole team, our bags, and all 5000 candy canes made it onto the plane. Whew!
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