Building Roots Deep…Building Families
This month Northwest Haiti Christian Mission has jump started a new sponsorship program…The Family Tree. We are having a sponsorship drive to have 50 of our residents…orphanage, special needs orphanage and elderly…to be fully funded. “The Forrest through the Trees” sponsorship drive began just only 13 days ago so we have a little over half way yet to go. I want to thank you ahead of time for what role you will play in the lives of our kids and elderly in bulilding roots deep and building families.
So what is the Family Tree?
I am so glad you asked:>) This is no ordinary sponsorship…we want God to build roots that go deep in each of our precious children young and old. We want to build a community of believers that will circle each of them in prayer and support them just as you would one of your own. You’re not just writing an occasional letter or getting a yearly or quarterly picture or providing for their basic needs. You are planting seeds. Seeds that together we will water together to build a firm foundation based on God’s Word and through education, medical care, and nutrition.
For the children we have been entrusted with and knowing God’s heart is deeply and personally vested in the condition and situation of every child that is orphaned. Our vision and mission is to raise generations of children to be disciples to know, love and serve Jesus Christ for His purpose and His glory. Working together, our Haitian staff and American staff, short term missionaries and the Family Tree provide spiritually, physically and emotionally the needs to prepare the children for their future life. We desperately pray these children will grow to become Godly young men and women who seek the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind and strength and that they will make a difference in their families, churches, communities, zones and country. “Therefore go and make disciples for all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Mathew 28:19-20
The children with special needs I believe teach us so much more than we could ever imagine. I know for me personally they have taught me to have more joy despite the circumstances of this life. They’ve taught me how to “let go and let God”. His timing in all things is perfect. So whether we are on this earth for 3 or 4 years or 80 years or more…He knows how long we are here. I can rest in that and I can try and rest in that for these precious ones that at times struggle so hard and ones that thrive and just show us how Awesome our God is. They blow me away and bless me incredibly!!! I had the joy of spending time with them a couple of weeks ago and oh how it lifted my heart. I’ve watched first hand the power of God’s hand in miraculous ways through these kids. Kids that said would not make it and our now walking, talking, going to school. I could go on, but wouldn’t you rather see for yourself as you become one of the limbs in one of these childrens tree’s!!
The precious ones in our elderly care are so fun to hang out with and love on. Again I was able to love on them when I went to visit. I even got to dance with a couple of them:>) Here in Haiti, just like our special needs they are not seen…they are invisible and tossed to the side. We have and continue to strive to change this mind set…though so difficult…you can see the changes. Our elderly have some wise men and women…good story tellers too! We pray that they will be examples to those on our campus and in our community. These men and women get up before the sun rises and head to church for prayer and praise. This inspires me to be more in prayer!!!
Now I realize I am more connected to the kids and that is alright, but I love all of our precious ones and desire for each one to be fully sponsored. Now, those of you that know me, know I desire God to do more than we could ever ask or imagine. I have been praying that God would speak to hearts of people and that He would raise up people to fully sponsored 150 kids or elderly. (You could say I want to see us go more than 50 ft. further:>) Are you crazy Miss Beth! Well, yes I am, but God is able…more than able. He doesn’t need us, but He chooses to us just because He loves us. Wouldn’t you want to be a part of something bigger than you could ever imagine. I know I want to see Him be glorified and praised for what He is going to do.
So how does this work?
Each child, special needs and elderly we nurture is supported by a Family Tree of up to ten people sponsoring at $30 a month. Gather your friends, relatives, coworkers or church groups and consider growing these precious ones together. Once you do, you’ll gain access to an exclusive Facebook group highlighting your sponsored child’s day-to-day life. It’s an easy and effective way to stay connected, to see the difference you’re making, to celebrate hope and a future in a real and tangible way. To begin this journey together there are 5 precious ones that I am personally coming alongside to help get fully sponsored. Just click on the links or you can go to our website atwww.nwhcm.org to see our Family. Please consider joining our family and helping us bear fruit…fruit that will last!!!
http://nwhcm.org/sponsorship/gran-maun/sinelia-augustin she has 8 limbs to grow on her tree.
http://nwhcm.org/sponsorship/special-needs/roselore-charlestin she has 7 limbs to grow on her tree.
http://nwhcm.org/sponsorship/our-orphanage/fabiola-felix she has 6 limbs to grow on her tree.
http://nwhcm.org/sponsorship/our-orphanage/magislot-delicien he has 6 limbs to grow on his tree.
http://nwhcm.org/sponsorship/our-orphanage/angela-petion she has 8 limbs to grow on her tree.
Together we can provide the life giving water to help each tree to grow closer to Christ to grow those roots deep and firm in the Word of God…He is that life giving water!!