Following is the latest update from Lifeline concerning Haiti. Harvest Pointe Christian Church and Blessings For Haiti support Lifeline Christian Mission:
Today we have heard more from Haiti and seen photos of some things we wish we had not seen: a family of five (mother and children) who died in the flooding and mudslides. Such a horrible site. We are checking to determine the name of this family/children in case they are children in Lifeline’s ministry/school. We will keep sponsors informed of what we learn as it relates to their sponsored families. I believe the death toll is going to far exceed what was estimated and what they know so far; entire families have been buried in mud and water. READ MORE…
This week, many of you probably received a form from the government allowing you to request an absentee or “vote by mail” ballot, just as those of voting age in our home did. If there is any possibility that something may hinder you from being able to cast your vote this year, I encourage you to send that form back TODAY so that you can be sure to be counted in this year’s election. Religious freedom has never been at so great a risk as it seems to be in the issues of this year’s vote. We dare not leave this decision to others to make for us. I know the world has been through some rough periods in the past, but I can never remember a time in my lifetime when the enemies of Godly living have been as bold as they seem to be now. Others who hold far less regard for God’s standards than we do are going to be expressing their views in this election. We must do the same for what we know to be right, or risk allowing ourselves to be counted with these others by our silence. So, either send that form back, or be sure you make plans to vote in person.
There was an excellent article about how our faith and our votes should go together in this month’s Restoration Herald. I encourage you to grab a copy of that off our table In the back if you haven’t already.
With the funds from Loveland’s VBS and an individual donation we have enough money to build two more homes! That will be a total of 7 homes so far this year!
These will go to Rosena Pierre-Noel (Susan Kothegal’s sponsor child) and Jean Berlyn Fanfan
Thanks for the update, and all your hard work, Rosa!
The Blessings for Haiti Yard Sale brought in $4745.00! The proceeds from the sale will go toward building the 11th house because of the efforts of those who support Blessings for Haiti. Approximately $3800 is needed to build a house for someone. The money went to build a house for Richardo Bien-Aime. Thanks to all who helped with the yard sale and those who have contributed in any way to Blessings for Haiti!
Join us this Sunday, June 3, 2012 for a time of worship, with a meal to follow. While members are asked to bring a couple covered dishes, we ask visitors to come as you are, and not to bring anything. Your presence is enough! HPCC will have a meal the first Sunday of most months, so plan to join us for fellowship and food.
Worship begins at 10AM with the meal to follow shortly after, at about 11:45.
Adults and Teens (age 14* & up) are invited to join the April 2013 mission trip to Haiti. A variety of tasks and experiences are planned, including Bible Studies, Church Services, Feeding Programs, Building a home for a child sponsored by the Ponchot family, and much more! If interested, please plan to attend an Informational meeting at Loveland Christian Church, 3pm, Sunday June 10, (Room 211). We’re partnering with a team from Loveland Christian Church and staying at Lifeline Christian Mission’s facility located in Grand Goave. Team members from other churches are welcome. No commitment at this time – just come and see if this something you may be interested in! Questions? Contact Rosa Miller at 543-7716.
*Exceptions to age requirement may be made if traveling with family unit.
Peanut Butter Drive—We love kids in Haiti, and too many suffer from malnutrition and starvation; eating mud pies is no urban legend for some of these kids. Lifeline is collecting 100,000 jars of peanut butter and each jar they collect impacts a child and his/her family. For more information, contact Rosa or go to www.lifeline.org.