There is much need for this women and her daughters. She has lost her entire roof and her bed was underwater. We just received word of this. A pastor from the local area has reached out to us with this request for help. If you are interested in helping with this women, please click here to donate.
If you are interested in finding out more information about our June 14-20. Please stay tuned as we will have an informational meeting at Rachel's home in St Michael coming up soon. Please let us know if you are interested. We would love to invite you to the meeting.
Our team is always thankful for the opportunity to spend time in Haiti. We thank everyone involved with their support of Anchored Beginnings. Our team had the opportunity to meet a young man named Chrisma, and his brother Roman, from Ranquitte, Haiti. We were able to help his orphanage out bringing him some donations of shoes and clothing. We were also able to donate some food for his children as well. We also had the opportunity to meet with Matt, and his family (from Pennsylvania). They are living in Haiti, overseeing a pediatrics clinic, and three orphanages. It was great to see their orphanage, and spend time with the family for a few hours.
The main focus of this trip was the Kids in Christ program (Vacation Bible School). Thank you to Karen for putting together the program, the crafts, snacks, songs, games, and bible messages. Our team was anticipating 30 kids for the two-day program; we were prepared for 36, and ended up having 43 kids for each day from the village. The kids were very excited each day for the activities. It was a wonderful blessing to see the joy, and energy that they had. All the kids loved the crafts that they made, singing songs, and learning more about the word of God. It was also great to see the older kids helping out the younger kids, helping them with their crafts, and eating lunch. Mom, Celine prepared a wonderful meal each day, feeding over 50 people, including all of the kids, and the adults helping with all of the activities. We also sent home with the children bags of rice and beans to share with their families. The children also received hygiene items, including a tooth brush, toothpaste, soaps, and lotion.
Such a program would not be possible without all of the help, and teamwork with the Haitians and our team working together each day. The kids learned new games that we had brought with, playing connect four, hungry hippo, twister, and blowing soap bubbles.
Our team is very blessed to have our Haitian friends helping us throughout the entire trip. Our friends at the hotel, we stay at always take good care of us. Bernot, our driver, is awesome at getting us where we need to go each day. A big thank you goes out to Bethel, his brothers Mickelson, Johnson, Estras, and sisters Barbara, Guerda and to their mom, Celine for hosting the VBS program at their house. It is always a great opportunity to spend time at their house, immersing ourselves into their culture.
We also were able to see the recently finished security wall around the Jean family house to provide them better safety. Our team also hired our driver/metal worker, Bernot. By doing this Bernot was able to hire 3 helpers to build the security gate to complete the project. The team also visited the schools of Odi, and Kerby, the two boys that Anchored Beginnings helps support them financially in order for them to attend school.
Our team had a great opportunity to share God’s word in Haiti, it was a wonderful experience to make new friends, and continue building our relationship with the Jean family, and the other friends that we had met before. A trip like this would not happen without all of the support of our friends and family that donated their time and money in order to travel to Haiti sharing the word of God, and helping others.
Dec. 21-31st The Krueger whole family will be traveling to Fermathe and Ranquette, Haiti. This will be the 1st trip to Haiti for the Krueger Children, Jared (14), Alyssa (13), and Kyle (9). The family plans to host 2 separate Christmas parties for 2 separate areas in Haiti. The family has been wanting to go to Haiti over Christmas for the last 2 years, but it never seemed to fit in to the holiday schedule. They decided it possibly wouldn't ever fit if they waited for the 'right' timing. They prayed about this trip as a family for many months. They discussed what it would look like and decided that THIS Christmas was the perfect one to finally go.
They will be collecting shoes for children in Ranquette as well as Christmas Boxes. (Kind of like the Operation Christmas Child Boxes). You can go to the heart to heart page and click on the titles that are labeled, 'Blessing Boxes' or 'Soles for Souls'. The pages will indicate exactly what you need to do to contribute.
The family is hoping to not only throw an awesome Christmas party to the children, but also spread the word of the Lord and of the true meaning of Christmas, The Lord's birth. They would also like to prepare a large meal for the children. The best thing of all, the family would love to have enough funds to send each child home with a large bag of rice and beans to help feed the family on Christmas as well.
You can contribute cash donations on our website, mail to Anchored Beginnings office or hand deliver your contributions. Remember this is all tax deductible. If you are packing a blessing box, we ask you to add $5 to help with the extra cost of getting items to Haiti that would be greatly appreciated as well. All items need to be collected no later than December 5th.
The nice thing about Anchored Beginnings is you can have a relationship with these children. They would love to send you photos and information about themselves.
If you feel drawn to this mission, please go to this link if you are interested in helping out. We pride ourselves that we are a small, intimate, Christ centered organization. Please keep this trip and the Krueger family in your prayers. Thank for reading and God Bless!
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