Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A bit discouraged, but still working hard

I am a bit frustrated. I have only one pledge so far (thanks Traci!) for my fundraising attempts. I need your help! If you can't make a financial contribution, please spread the word, or link my blog to yours.  Every bit counts... I have a goal of raising at least $2000.

If you are not familiar with Real Hope for Haiti, it is a wonderful organization!  I have met Lori in Port au Prince and have worked with her and Licia for a couple years now.  Their faithfulness and passion for the Haitian people is amazing.  Here is a bit of info about RHFH from their website:

Real Hope For Haiti (RHFH) is an evangelical non-profit organization that is committed to faithfully proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ among the Haitian people. The Bible speaks of a hope that does not fail.

In Romans 5:5 Paul writes, "And this hopedoes not disappoint us because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who he has given us." 

RHFH is grateful for the opportunity to serve the Haitians and meet their physical needs, but RHFH also understand that these efforts do not offer a hope that extends beyond the difficulties of this life. We pray with and for the patients in the clinic and the children in the Rescue Center that God's love might be shed abroad in their hearts. That they may be filled with a hope that comes from above.  Please join with us in this prayer. 

Centre Sante de la Grace du Bon Samaritain, Cazale ("Grace of the Good Samaritan Health Center") is a medical facility established under the direction and funding of Real Hope For Haiti, Inc. As a faith based medical center serving the population of Cazale, Haiti and the surrounding rural mountain villages, we will strive to meet the medical, economic, and spiritual needs of all persons that we serve with compassion, excellence, and hope in the Name and to the Glory of Jesus Christ. 

The Rescue Center

Zach, Gretchen, Lori and Licia began taking children into there home in Jan of 1999. They started with a child that was severely burned on her stomach and leg. The dream of the Rescue Center was started and it has only grown from there. They cared for up to 10 children in their home before permanently moving to Cazale in May 2002. The Center has grown to care for an average of 50 to 60 children and 4 to 6 adults at any given time. 

RHFH is very involved in community projects, helping replant vegetation, rebuilding homes damaged by flooding, etc.  

Your donation is tax deductible and if you use firstgiving.com the funds are sent DIRECTLY to RHFH.  www.firstgiving.com/mama25bears   

If you want to follow my weight loss efforts more closely, I started a blog to journal my journey.  You'll find it here: a journal of transformation

Thanks so much for your help!

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