Monday, May 21, 2012

Haiti Missions this June!

With a population of over 9 million, Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Haiti currently has almost 500,000 orphans. Recent estimates have indicated over 50% of the population is under the age of 15; 80% of the country is unemployed; and almost 50% are illiterate. In a society with such staggering poverty, children with special needs are often overlooked completely.

And that’s where myLIFEspeaks comes in. The aim of myLIFEspeaks is to transform the lives of Haiti’s orphans one by one. myLIFEspeaks seeks to provide the best quality of LIFE possible to orphans with and without special needs through providing safe housing, quality education, and the best possible medical care in a campus setting.

I knew I wanted to be a part of serving this ministry when I read the vision of myLIFEspeaks. And this June I, along with a group from Nashville, TN, will be joining forces with myLIFEspeaks for a week to assist with what they are already doing in Neply. As a team we will be working at the myLIFEspeaks campus, helping make updates to the house (i.e. painting, cleaning, building projects, etc.), working in the community center, building relationships with people in the community, working with the feeding program, playing with children, planning activities, and teaching the orphans of myLIFEspeaks.

Our team has committed to serving them June 23-30, 2012 and it is our desire to bless them financially as well. As a team we know that it takes the support of family and friends to make the trip successful. We wanted to extend the opportunity to you to be a part of partnering with what myLIFEspeaks is doing for the orphans and people of Haiti.

There are a few ways you can help and each is way is vital. The first way you can help is with prayer. We fully believe that prayer makes a difference and we covet your prayers during the preparation time leading up to the trip and during the trip itself. The next way you can partner with us is to financially give towards sending us. The total cost of the trip is $1,500 per person. No matter the amount, your donation will make a difference. And lastly, help us spread the word to your family and friends about ways they can support myLIFEspeaks and our trip.

Would you commit to supporting our team in any of these ways? We ask that you take a moment to pray and read more about your opportunities to be involved.

If you would like to commit to prayer and wanted to be kept updated with our prayer requests, please leave a comment with your email address or join my facebook event. Or feel free to email me at NatashaMaciuk@gmail.com and type Haiti 2012 Mission in the subject line to be added to this list.

If you would like to support the trip financially, I now can accept donations online. Just click on the Donate button. All donations are tax-deductible.



 

Spreading the word is easy...take a moment to email me the names and contact information of your friends and family that you believe would be interested in supporting our group. Don’t worry we won’t send them endless propaganda! Or be creative and spread the word through your blog, facebook, twitter or any means you think would work.

Do you have questions or need more information about this trip or the group going? I would love to share more about it with you. You can email me (NatashaMaciuk@gmail.com) or call me at (615) 400-5280.


Words are not adequate to express our gratitude for your support. It is our prayer that no matter how you choose to support us that the Lord would reward you! Thank you so much for your time and consideration!