Help us break the cycle of generational poverty and give the hope of education to a child in Haiti.
A message from Jen Sutton, Director of Children’s Ministries:
One of the top questions I receive when I tell people how the Lord is working through our ministry is “How can I help”. The follow up question is ALWAYS, “Would it be ok if I ONLY give…” You see, the problem with the “only give” question is it assumes the only gifts useful to God are the high dollar ones. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Every dollar. Every penny. It matters. The Lord uses it all. You are receiving this letter today because you have given to our Haiti ministries in the past. THANK YOU! Most of the time, it’s hard to imagine the full impact a donation can make, but when we take a step back, we see that a gift, of any size, is truly making an impact for the Kingdom of God through generations of children. Thank you for joining us on the journey! Here’s a brief glimpse into the life-change taking place because of gifts like yours.
On my latest trip to Haiti, I asked our University students many questions, but something that stuck out to me was their passion surrounding the importance of education. At this one question, their whole demeanor changed. They sat up straighter, voices emboldened, inflection intensified and words easily flowed as they recalled the way a simple education has changed the trajectory of their lives. This seemingly small investment has given them power over their lives and transformed their futures.
Asten, who has grown up at the boys’ home, is currently enrolled at a university where he is studying Business Administration. He has already become a strong example of the Lord’s faithfulness to the children in the homes, who are following in his footsteps. When asked about education, this is what he had to say:
“We live in a society where you need an education to live and for me, it is the biggest thing I have in my life. When I compare myself to my siblings, we are very different because I have something more. We come from the same mother and father, but for His own reason, God put me somewhere at the age of 7 where I could to get an education and become someone in life. It is only by the grace of God, because I don’t deserve it. With education, I am going to be able to become a great man, as I am starting to be, today.”
We continue to support two children’s homes full of children just like Asten and we are currently raising money to send them back to school for the year. They are eager for people to come alongside them to help them achieve their dreams. They are ready to go with new shoes and backpacks, but still need uniforms, books, supplies and additional school fees.
In total, we need to raise $18,000 to send everyone to school this year. 100% of gifts given will help provide education to the children in our ministry. Although the initial gift provides these children a Christ-centered education, lives are continuously changed as they grow up, have children of their own and serve the Lord in their communities as well-educated, employed members of society. This means our efforts aren’t just shaping this generation, but the generations to come.
Asten dreams of changing his country by running a successful business, and it’s an attainable goal because supporters have given to our educational programs in the past. One day, he will be able to pay for his own children’s education and the vicious cycle of poverty begins to crumble, one child at a time.
Would you prayerfully consider how you would like to participate in this campaign? Every donation, no matter how insignificant it may seem, is impacting countless lives as it proclaims the Lord’s goodness. Today, you have the opportunity to impact generations of Haitian children and become a vital part of changing the narrative in Haiti. Everyone can make a donation. Everyone can make a difference.
Hope for the Hungry supports the education efforts for students from two children’s homes in Guibert and Ferrier, Haiti. We are committed to help give these children the chance to break the cycle of generational poverty in this great nation. There is hope in Haiti. Help us Educate Haiti. Each One Matters.
Hope for the Hungry provides a Christ-centered education for children in Haiti.
Your gift helps provide tuition, books and materials for a child in Haiti in primary or secondary school.
Next Level Education: Your gift helps a university student further their education.