Monday, March 28, 2011

Passing Out Shoes - Sharing the Love of Jesus

Wow - so I admit it, I'm really bad about keeping this blog updated.  I apologize.  I hope the saying is true "better late than never."

March was a great month of ministry for Alex's House.  We kicked off our first Lexington/Columbia fund raising banquet on March 12th and had over $10,000 donated to our ministry.  Praise the Lord!  Then on the 28th we returned to Haiti and had two great weeks of ministry.  Below are some pictures and stories of our ministry and the wonderful people who give their time and money to make it possible.

Thank you to the First Baptist Church of Eunice, LA who provided funds for a washer and dryer. Our two ladies were hand washing clothes for 16 children plus workers EVERY day!  As you can imagine, a washing machine was a great gift.  Thank you First Baptist for your generosity!

Meet Pastor Wally Weeks of Pleasant View Baptist in Oakland Maryland and Pastor Thomas Winborn of Welsh Baptist in Frostburg, MD.

These pastors and churches joined forces and brought 340 pairs of underwear and 134 pairs of shoes!  Each of the kids at Alex's House got two new pairs.  One pair for now, and one to grow into.

For the second week of the trip I was joined by our new friend Mellisa Diekema of Grand Rapids, MI and Pastor Rick Mann and his son Barton from our partnering church Fairview Baptist in Russell Springs, KY.

We had a great week doing chores around the orphanage, loving on the children, continuing our search for land, and doing community ministry.

We handed out around 100 pairs to the children of the community where Alex's House is located.

He's got shoes.  Now he needs some underwear.

A little boy waiting his turn.

It was another great trip!  Can't wait to go back in May with some incredible college students.  Hope you are praying about a trip.  It will be one of the highlights of your life!

 Bondye beni ou!   (God bless you!)