Too Much of Nothing

Opening Thought

The primary problem with impoverished countries is that the one thing they have to much of is nothing. When it comes to having nothing, they have an over abundance, especially in Haiti.

For Your Consideration

My first trip to Haiti was an eye popping, gut wrenching, heart breaking experience. It was a brutal assault on the senses. The sights, smells, and circumstances were at best, bleak. 

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Global Finance magazine places Haiti 166 out of 185 countries in wealth. 

The World Bank reported, “Haiti remains the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world.” 

The IMF rates Haiti the most impoverished of the top ten poorest countries in the western hemisphere. 

Haiti has mega-tons of not enough. 

The Helpers

One of the organizations making a huge difference is a faith based non-profit called Hope For Haiti’s Children, (HFHC) based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They have been serving the Haitian people for more than twenty years, caring for orphans, offering sponsorship for Christian education, and helping in many relief efforts. They also provide medical clinics, food programs, and other related services. 

medical clinicHFHC operates hand in hand with their Haitian partners who lead and administrate the orphanages, schools, and clinics. They currently have 2500 children enrolled in ten Christian schools in Port-au-Prince and throughout central Haiti. 

I’ve traveled there on numerous mission trips and have seen first hand the amazing work HFHC is doing to serve, help, and bless the Haitian people. It’s an exciting ministry and a first rate organization, worthy of support. 

An Opportunity

This Sunday, April 3, representatives of HFHC will be at the Southeast Church of Christ, in Friendswood, Texas. The SE church partners with HFHC to sponsor 233 children for Christian education and provides substantial support for the school in Cite Soleil, a slum community just outside of Port-au-Prince. 

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Cite Soleil

 On Sunday morning, we will be collecting items for the Cite Soleil children. If you are in the Houston area and would like to learn more about this wonderful program, then please join us at 8:30 or 10:45. 

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The Cite Soleil Christian School

In Closing

There are people all over the world in need of help. Poverty, hunger, and hopelessness can be found just about anywhere, even in the good old US of A. 

But as I like to say, “No one can do everything for anyone, but everyone can do something for someone.” This Sunday, we are doing something for Haiti’s children.

Come join us. Come help us help the children of Haiti.

Hope For Haiti’s Children:      www.hopeforhaitischildren.org

Southeast Church of Christ    www.southeastonline.org 

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Cite Soleil

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