HEALING HAITI UPDATES

VIRTUAL RUN/WALK • OCTOBER 9 OR 10TH, 2021

 

Gather your friends and join us for our second annual virtual run/walk. This year’s donation goal of $50,000 will support our efforts to provide vital food, medical, and spiritual support to the residents of Cite Soleil.

Wherever you live, YOU are invited to participate in Healing Haiti’s Virtual RUN/Walk (run, walk, bike, however you roll!). All proceeds from this event will benefit the ministry work of Healing Haiti, to continue strengthening families and leveraging resources to elevate & empower Haitian families…so that, the cycle of poverty is broken and the fabric of the community is strengthened.

YOU choose your distance! You have the option of selecting the distance you walk/run/roll on October 9th. Here are a few fun opportunities for you to consider (with equivalent distances in Haiti!):

• 1.18 miles (distance from the Port-au-Prince airport to the Healing Haiti Guesthouse) • 3.6 miles (distance from the Healing Haiti Guesthouse to Fleri Farm) • 8.68 miles (distance from the Healing Haiti Guesthouse to Hope Village, & back to the Guesthouse) • 14 miles (distance from the Healing Haiti Guesthouse to Grace Village)

Invite your family, friends, and coworkers to donate to your fun run/walk here: link to donate towards the run campaign.

I WILL BE WITH YOU

 

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…” (Isaiah 43:2-3)
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Isaiah’s words remind his audience (and us) that “when” God’s people passed through the sea in Exodus, God miraculously delivered them. It’s important to note that it’s not “Before you pass through the water” or “rivers”, “fire”, or “flames” but…
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“When”
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God delights in living up to his name “your Savior”, but often does so only AFTER we take the first step into the shadows of seemingly impossible circumstances.
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Whatever your “waters” are today, know that God promises his presence “when…”.

HAITI’S INEVITABLE HEALING

 

The ongoing situation in Haiti has left many organizations like ours wondering about the best way to move forward. We’re grateful that in places like Titanyen, a measure of peace has persisted. We still don’t know what each new day will hold, but we’re certain of the fact that God wants to continue using Healing Haiti to
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In times of uncertainty, we’ve often relied on the wisdom and discernment of our Haitian staff to lead the way. This moment is no different.
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In the wake of President Moise’s assassination on July 7th, businesses across Haiti shut down. Fleri Restaurant and Bakery was no different. Our Executive Manager of Fleri Bakery and Restaurant shared what happened next,
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“July 8th, after having been closed for two days I got the call from Jude, our bakery manager at 7pm. ‘It’s time for us to open, tomorrow we make bread for the community.’ That Friday and Saturday my staff showed up and made 50,000 piece of bread to be sold, resold and consumed. It wasn’t enough, and it was hard to turn away merchant’s after we had sold out. It gave us resolve to continue. It inspired me, and once again put into perspective just how lucky I have been to learn from those I work alongside.”
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We are thankful for our Haitian staff who, in the midst uncertainty, are eager to serve as part of Haiti’s inevitable healing.

FLIP THE SCRIPT 

Too often the only news out of Haiti that ever reaches our shores is heartbreaking.
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But over the past 15 years we’ve learned Haiti—its culture, history, land, and people—are far more beautiful than tragic.
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Over the past several months, we’ve begun a tradition with our short-term teams: .
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A day or two before leaving Haiti, we gather alongside our Haitian staff on a mountaintop overlooking the hills of Titanyen and the Caribbean below. We challenge the teams,
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“When you return home, you’ll be tempted to share stories about the difficult things you’ve seen. But we challenge you to share at least as many stories about the power of Haiti, the grit of its people, and the abundant beauty all around you.
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May the breaking of these stories ring out among the waves heartbreak.