Overcoming Danger to Deliver Food in Haiti
It is because of YOU, our partners and friends, that we are able to reach families in Haiti in desperate need, providing not only warm meals, but hope for the future. Because of you we are able to provide 272,000 meals each month to those in desperate need. We truly could not do what we do without you. Thank you! Here's a recent update from our missionaries on the ground in Haiti:
We just distributed our monthly food to 323 families who live in the garbage dump of Trutier. We used to be inside a fence which was secure, but the fence broke down. We had to do the distribution in the alley of the dump. It started out well, but there are dangerous gangs from Cite Soleil who carry guns and knives. When we were nearly finished with the distribution, they started approaching, so we were forced to pack-up and leave...
The families who were there and able to receive the food were so, so thankful! In addition to the regular boxes, we also gave them a 5-lb bag of black beans. Many of them went away praising God!
Pastor Jentezen, this place brings tears to our eyes. There is only one word that can describe this … "desperate!" It is the same kind of desperation that made those men carry the cripple man to the top of the roof, and let him down to Jesus through a hole.
Some men took a man who was not able to move his body to Jesus. He was carried on a bed. They looked for a way to take the man into the house where Jesus was. 19 But they could not find a way to take him in because of so many people. They made a hole in the roof over where Jesus stood. Then they let the bed with the sick man on it down before Jesus. 20 When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the man, “Friend, your sins are forgiven” (Luke 5:18-20).
These men in the bible were so desperate to reach Jesus with the sick man, they climbed to the roof and found a hole. Parents who are desperate, will do almost anything to get food for their families. In Haiti, sometimes this means sending your children away to work for families who have more money and can afford to feed and care for children in return for their labor. Or sometimes it just means traveling great distances by foot, and through dangerous road blocks to pick up food that you hope and pray you will make it home with. That’s why we do everything we can to go to them. That’s why your support is so important. The more food, the more trucks, the more distribution locations we can add, the easier it is to feed the most desperate families in Haiti.
We just wanted to thank you, Pastor Franklin and your Connection Partners for making such an impact on lives here in Haiti. There are literally children who would not have food without you. There are no words left except to say, "thank you!"
Love from Haiti, Bobby and Sherry