Your donations make the difference between life and death for many of our Haitian brothers and sisters
Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, has been hit hard by the global pandemic and natural disasters in 2020.
Thanks to your donations, Lutheran Church Charities continues to send emergency relief funds to Haiti through our Haiti Mission Partners towards critical items.
The greatest need is food for the elderly and at risk families, mostly single parent families.
Due to a lack of good government financial policies and the international lockdowns of COVID-19, inflation has become outrageous. Food that cost $10 US a year ago costs more than $30 now!
Other needs are school shoes for children, and goats for family agriculture cooperatives.
Helen Roenfeldt, Mission Director, Mission: Haiti reports:
We are grateful that during this time of challenging travel our wonderful Haitian staff is able to continue programs so needed by our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Last week they held workshops for 210 expectant mothers, moms with infants and parents with young children. Besides sharing the Gospel, the workshops provided health, hygiene and nutrition education, vitamins, children’s clothing and food for needy families and elderly. Food insecurity is a serious continuing problem in Haiti, particularly for the most vulnerable.
This November and December we will be focusing in three areas: school shoes for children, $20 a pair; food for families, $40 for a 2 week package for a family of 4; and goats for family agriculture cooperatives, $85 per goat.
Every gift of food, every goat, every pair of shoes, every workshop is given in the Name of Jesus Christ and with His Love. Everything given in the Name of Christ makes a difference because Jesus always makes a difference.
Thank you for reaching beyond yourselves and caring for the poor and vulnerable. These are the “least of these”, Jesus reminds us that when we serve them, we are serving Him, and when we ignore them we are ignoring Him.
Thank you and God bless you.
Because of Christ,
Make Christmas Special for the Orphans in Haiti
Jackie Rychel, Ministry in Mission, reports:
Thank you to Lutheran Church Charities for supporting Ministry in Mission through donating food and masks to the Center of Refuge Orphanage.
Ministry in Mission is grateful to have a partner in Lutheran Church Charities. The faithful donors of LCC sewed and shipped masks for Ministry in Mission to deliver to the Center of Refuge Orphanage. Thanks so much!
December is a very special time for Christians all over the world. It is very special in Haiti as well. Did you know children in Haiti do not own toys? There is so much need for the basic daily necessities like food and clothing that toys are out of the question.
You will find a few young children, mostly boys that will make toy cars out of discarded plastic water bottles, or kites from empty plastic bags with twigs for shape and structure, and a discarded bit of string. Even if a child has acquired a toy they would never take it out in public for fear of it being taken by a bigger kid. For this reason Ministry in Mission does not take toys to Haiti for gifts for Christmas.
We do, however, try to provide food for a special meal or new clothes and shoes. Please help us make Christmas special for the orphans we serve. To go to church Christmas morning in new clothes and shoes would be a great blessing for them.
Ministry in Mission