Thank You

thank you copy Thank you for donating

fabric

sewing supplies

dresses

shorts

formal gowns

money for shipping

funds for our Haiti trip

your time

I have so much to be thankful for. God has blessed me far far beyond what I deserve. And when I think of what he has allowed my mom and I to do through this ministry, I am in awe.

I have met so many giving people, spent time sitting at treadle sewing machines with beautiful Haitian women, met the little boys we sponsor through Mission to Haiti, made a new friend in Mission to Haiti’s Esther Guinta, taken part in my mom’s passion for sewing (though I will never love it like she does or be as good a seamstress), cut out dresses with elementary school students, watched my husband fix sewing machines and sew dresses, written about Haiti and this dress ministry for two magazines, been a guest on Encouragement Cafe radio. . . unbelievable.

When I am unable to see contributors in person to thank them, I try to write thank-you cards, but I know a few of you have fallen through the cracks. Know that my mom and I are thankful. Each time I receive a donation or check in the mail from someone (especially someone I don’t even know), the tears well up because I am amazed that God is allowing me to serve him in this way. And he is continually showing me that he goes before me. And there is nothing better than resting in the assurance that God goes before you.

I speak for my mom and myself when I say thank you so very very much.

 

 

Bean and Rice Recipe

Haitian Kitchen

Haitian Kitchen

In the past I have encouraged people to consider purchasing beans and rice for Haitian families through Mission to Haiti’s website. Beans and rice provide a complete protein in a country where so many are malnourished.

I just came across this traditional Haitian beans and rice recipe at livesayhaiti, a blog written by a family who moved to Haiti in 2006 to serve and share Christ’s love with the Haitian people. Maybe you want give it a try.

Haitian Rice and Beans ~ diri ak pwa

Beautiful Girl

Haiti Dresses 12

As I’m preparing to talk with a group of women about being prepared to do the next thing God calls us to do, I’m remembering my visit to Haiti and all the beautiful women and children I had the opportunity to teach and to bless with dresses.  And I’m remembering how they gave me so much more than I gave them…

It’s fun to look back and see where God has worked in my life through this ministry and exciting to think of what he might do next!

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Beans and Rice

That's a weeks worth of Bean and Rice on her head!

That’s a weeks worth of Beans and Rice on her head!

As you start planning for the meal you are going to gorge yourself on for Thanksgiving this year, take a minute to consider feeding a Haitian family.

The average price of a 12 lb. turkey last year was about $17. For $20, you can provide enough beans and rice to feed a Haitian family of five for a week!

If you are interested in taking part in Mission to Haiti’s ministry in this way head on over to this link.

Mission to Haiti – Beans and Rice

Corey and I have seen first-hand how much impoverished Haitians appreciate this gift of food. It’s not just a gift. It is actually giving them a brief respite from the heavy burden of poverty.