Typically I dislike asking people for their money. I would much rather let God do the prompting and watch how He provides. Many times it far surpasses any expectation. Other times, the needs need laid out in order for God to stir hearts, and for people to respond in obedience. This is one of those time.
If you are involved in our ministry at all, chances are you know some of the heart wrenching stories of the lives of our children. From abuse to slavery. Starvation to sex trafficking. Maybe their stories made you shed a tear (or two or three), or made you feel sick to your stomach. They should, because this is NOT okay. These children need rescued. They need love. They need purpose. They need you.
It is nearly impossible to exaggerate the impact you have on a child's life when you become their sponsor. They consider you their godparents because you are providing life for them. Whether you are sponsoring a child to attend school, or to live here at HOPE House, you are providing the finances necessary to give them life.
Many of our students at school are restaveks, meaning they are slave children who have been sold by their families to work for another family. Without a sponsor they would never have the opportunity for education. And Les Bours School of Hope is so much more than just a center for education. It is where the children receive food, medical support, and love from visiting team members. Being part of Les Bours School of Hope is their saving grace.
The children and babies at HOPE House come to us with severe malnutrition, abuse, and/or deeply infected wounds. Without the financial help of their sponsors we would not be able to provide the necessary care to nuture them back to health. It takes many people and a lot of work to care for a dying child! Our sponsors play a HUGE life saving roll when they commit to sponsoring a child at HOPE House.
And to think, you could save a life for only $1 a day. Only $30 a month provides a child with all of this, and all $30 is spent on your child. Sponsorship allows you to bring a precious piece of Haiti into your life, and hope and a future into theirs.
I know economic times in the states are difficult. We feel it as you feel it. But if I may continue standing on my soapbox to say, there are very few people I know that honestly cannot afford to sponsor a child. Perhaps you have to cut out a few coffees, trips to the theater, or an evening out to eat. Please take this to prayer and see how God leads you.
There are few reasons that bring me to my knees begging people to respond, but this is one of them. These children are worth it. This program works! Your $30 a month truly transforms their lives. If you don't believe me, I invite you to come to Haiti and see it for yourself! Listen to our children sing "Yes, Jesus loves me, yes, Jesus loves me, yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so." Without your sponsorship, they may not hear the Good News of our Savior.
If you hear God asking you to respond and sponsor a child, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to designate boy/girl or school/orphanage.
Thank you for your continued prayers and your love and compassion for the people of Haiti!