If you’ve been around here awhile, you know of my passion for New Life for Haiti, a charity that benefits people in the Grande Anse River Valley on the southern peninsula of Haiti. While I’ve not had the privilege of being a part of one of the work trips, many of my friends have gone.
One of the common threads of everyone’s experience is the passionate love that they develop for the people in this desperately poor country. Most Haitians on this island paradise live in abject poverty, but have a light inside that simply radiates joy.
A friend from church who has been several times is embarking on an incredible journey. She will be traveling to Haiti on July 13th and remaining in Marfranc with our NLH mission staff, Steve & Joline Moore, until early October. She will experience the Haitian and missionary lifestyle to help her determine if God is calling her to full-time missionary work in Haiti. Her main duties while she is there will be helping to plan and implement the process by which children sponsored through the NLH Child Sponsorship Program receive school uniforms, shoes, books and vitamins.
In order to make the trip a reality, Laurie has to raise approximately $2700 in support by June 30th to cover all of her expenses while living in Haiti, as well as her travel costs and stateside expenses while she is gone (car payment and insurance).
From her support letter:
“I would like to give you an opportunity to invest in this mission of mercy and love. So many of us want to make a difference in the world, but can’t always find the right channel to do it. With your financial support, we can give hope for a better future to these Haitian children and their villages.
Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated. The work I am going to do in Haiti truly matters and I’m grateful for your willingness to aid me in helping our Haitian friends.”
If you are able to help Laurie with her support needs to go to Haiti, I know she would be very grateful. Any amount would be appreciated, as little donations add up to big donations!
Won’t you please take a minute and help Laurie get to Haiti?
Checks can be made out to New Life for Haiti, and put “Laurie Trent” in the memo section. Mail to New Life for Haiti, P.O. Box 33, Plainfield, IL 60544.