GIFT OF HOPE CAMPAIGN
Matthew 2:10-12 “When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.”
I love Christmas; the sights, the sounds, the smells, and all the wonderful food. I look forward to waking up on Christmas morning ready to see family, eat sweets and of course, exchange those GIFTS. As a kid, nothing was more exciting than waking up at the crack of dawn, running to the Christmas tree, hoping and praying you got that ONE gift you’ve been waiting for all year! When I was 8 years old, I wanted a Red Ryder BB Gun just like Ralphie in my favorite movie, A Christmas Story. I remember the pure joy as I ripped open the wrapping paper to discover my BB Gun! I still have that very same BB Gun today.
Sadly, many Haitians will never get to experience that sort of Christmas morning. They rarely experience the joy of giving or receiving gifts because they can barely afford to put food on the table or a roof over their heads.
It has been an exceptionally hard year in Haiti with all the political unrest. Food, fuel, and other common supplies have become much more expensive and harder to locate. Jobs have been harder to find and are more difficult to get to because of road-blocks and fuel shortages. Quite frankly, it’s been hard for the mission to financially keep up with all the needs.
Despite all this, during the month of December, we still need to send about $85,000 directly into Haiti to run all of our programs, host Christmas parties, pay the salaries of our Haitian employees, and also give Christmas bonuses. Can you help us reach our goal of $85,000? Together, we can make this a December they will want to remember!
- A gift of $50 would educate and feed a Nutrition Program Child for a month.
- A gift of $75 would help provide a home, food, and medical care to an eldery person.
- A gift of $100 would help provide monthly care for a child with special needs.
- A gift of $300 would help provide life-saving medical care for many patients in need.
$85,000 is the highest giving goal we’ve ever set. BUT, with your help, we can reach this mountain-top together. CAN YOU HELP MAKE THIS A DECEMBER THEY WILL REMEMBER?
In Service of the King,
Executive Director, NWHCM