Thank you, friends, for your compassionate hearts toward our brothers and sisters in Haiti. I wanted to follow up yesterday’s post with an update on what we’re doing – and what you’re giving toward – to get food to Haitian Christians.
We are working with our lead pastors in Ouanaminthe to purchase nutritious nonperishable foods and to fill new 5 gallon buckets with specific quantities of food. Each 5 gallon bucket of food will feed a Haitian family of four for up to two weeks. And families want buckets for better sanitation. Every part of this “bucket blessing” will be appreciated and used by Haitian families. DONATE HERE to help us feed more Haitian families!
Karen and Don Davis are the heroes of the hour! I met these faithful servants of Christ last year in preparation for our pastors conference in Cap Haitian. As long-time missionaries in Cap, they gave us invaluable advice and introductions. After the February conference, we visited with Karen and Don, got to know them more, and heard more about their long investment for Christ in Haiti. Providing food to hurting families is one way God has used them to share the love of Jesus with Haitians. And they have a lot of experience on how to do it well – experience they graciously shared with us these past several days.
Fill Up Buckets
Following Karen and Don’s guidelines, we’re filling up new 5 gallon buckets with:
- Rice – 1 gal bag (Ziploc)
- Corn meal – 2 qt bags
- Black beans – 1 qt bag
- Sugar – 1/2 qt bag
- Flour – 1/2 qt bag
- Tomato paste – 1 large can
- Oil – two 20oz bottles
- Spaghetti – three 16oz packages
- Canned milk – 2 small cans
- Toiletries – soap, toothpaste as available
- Encouraging note/Scripture
Each bucket costs us around $15 USD. Help us get more food to Haitian Christians
Pastors Esaii, Philogene, and Jasmin are talking with food vendors in Haiti as I write to arrange for the purchase of bulk foods. I’ll set up the first wire transfer of funds tomorrow morning in Saginaw. Our goal is to get the buckets of food to Haitian families beginning next week. And we are preparing to provide more funds for food in 2-3 weeks.
Karen and Don Davis wrote in their latest blog:
Most people here do not have any way to buy food for a week, much less for 2 weeks or more. They really DO live day to day. Is there a solution in a third world country? I don’t know. But prayers are going up and we know the Lord answers.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for being part of the Lord’s answer to prayer for our Kingdom partners and dear friends in Ouanaminthe, Haiti!