Many have asked about our raising support and what that means. We will not be supported financially by Baptist Haiti Mission which means the money given to that organization does not pay staff but are used for the projects, education, and supplies needed to Grow the Church in Haiti. For those who support the ministry, this is GREAT news that their dollar is stretched all the more.
Our financial needs are met by our friends, family, and bodies of believers. This means we have to "raise" our own support by asking people to support us. This is uncomfortable!!! Our parents taught us better ya know! It is also uncomfortable in the area that My Dear, has to rely on others to support our family. As a man, that is tough. But the truth is, we know it is all a God thing and yet another area that He is growing us.
People have been so kind to ask how they can help and what we might need, well, here it is. We have received a few one-time contributions which we are so VERY thankful for. We are looking for people to partner with us in giving monthly. It would be automatically withdrawn each month and could be any amount that you want to give. Ten dollars is not too small! This would continue until you cancel it, you have control over it. Baptist Haiti Mission will get 100% of those funds to us divided up throughout the year just like a monthly paycheck. They take nothing out of it, BUT hold us accountable to what is given by insuring we do not have an abundance. Once again, they are making sure that the funds are not wasted nor that we get rich......even though by Haitian standards we are already rich. This is another way Baptist Haiti Mission makes sure that financial contributions are used as they are intended.
Our family will live on $2000 a month. This is how we will eat, tithe, cloth ourselves and our children, purchase school materials, send our children to college, support the children that we sponsor, you know, live.
A form is available for submission to the Baptist Haiti Mission to make a monthly financial contribution. http://www.bhm.org/give/ways-to-support/ Click the direct deposit link and a form will appear. In the middle of the form, there is a blank that allows for names to be listed...that is us. Print it and mail it to the address listed at the bottom of the form. Please indicate in that blank, our names. If you should have trouble using this and would like for me to email you a form I can do that too.
Another need is prayer support. I will attempt to use the blog, email, and Facebook to communicate our prayer needs. Currently our pray need is that of the transition. The transition in our home no longer looking like it used to, possessions leaving, routines interrupted, time running short with family and friends, funds being raised, and our hearts as they make this very bumpy transition. Pray that Mark and I can assist our little ones in this transition as we ourselves are on this journey. It reminds me of the roads in Haiti. They are a bumpy, dusty, hot and some sickness does set in but once you arrive, a mountain of green surrounds you!
We are humbled by the love that you have shown us..............thank you friends.