In a day or two I will be able to report the final amounts and give more details.
Monday, February 26, 2024
Monday, February 19, 2024
|Hand Carved Soapstone, Artist: Amber Barrett
I just gotta say, our line up of Auction Items is pretty impressive this year.
Here are just two of some pretty awesome prizes to be bid on this coming Saturday, February 24.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
The mobility scooters at Auberge des Vieillards make for some good fun.
At least that's what Hadassah and Mike think. They are the two youngest children of Pastor Abdon and Madame Lumide, and they are with all their Grammas and Grampas a lot. Their parents are part of the spectacular gathering of superheroes who care for our senior friends, along with the Leadership and Staff Teams, all labouring together to make the world a brighter place.
I call them spectacular for good reason. They are caring for the vulnerable midst their own vulnerability. Haiti, as we all know, is a chaotic and often dangerous place to live. Yet these amazing people have welcomed an even grater level of complexity into their lives by choosing to embrace these seniors who would otherwise be homeless, protecting them from all manner of harm and indignity.
I also think they're kind of spectacular because they took this picture, and then even sent it along for us, even after admitting that they have repeatedly dissuaded their children from playing with the scooters. To me that gives us a peek into real-time parenting, children being children, and an ability to find the fun and humour in the midst of demanding ministry. Also, maybe it's just me, but I'm thinking our seniors find it somewhat entertaining. So there's that.
On Sunday, February 11 at Highview (10:30 a.m.) we'll be highlighting these spectacular folks, their incredible work and the inspiration they can bring to our own light-shining here in Canada. We'll touch on Isaiah chapter 60 with the proposition that every believer can participate in Isaiah's vision of ridiculous hope by releasing the grace of God to bring light to dark places, right now.
Then later this month we'll really ramp it up with our Haiti Dinner and Silent Auction, Saturday, February 24. We've been doing this since 2008, and it's always a pretty big deal.
Our fundraising goal is $10,000.00, and we've got a lot of dedicated volunteers lined up to help make it happen.
Hope you can join us.
Questions? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, January 29, 2024
There are real people here. People who deserve the basic dignities of life in the last phase of their lives. People who, for reasons including poverty but which also are way more complicated than just that, have no recourse for sustenance. Who would be begging on the street otherwise.
Love to hear from you!!!