We have been hovering around 4% of our goal for about a week now...4%. The July date that Pastor Andre has been given for his lease to end on the land where they teach 80 kids school and about 200 people worship together is fast approaching. I run through the scenarios of - maybe God does not want us to raise this money for our Haitian friends. I give it to God knowing this is huge in my mind and a small thing for Him. As God often does in my life - today he surprised me...I am crazy about Him and He is about us - and about every one of those children in Haiti that we care so much about...He cares more. He loves more. And if we know how to give good gifts to those we love, how much more does He delight in giving to those He loves.
He renewed my hope today.
I opened an envelope today from a stranger - someone who learned of the Titus Task last week from a friend's Mom - on a beach in Florida. The check inside had a small sticky note attached and simply read - glad to know about the Titus Task. The donation enclosed catapulted us toward our goal - we are now at 31%.
We believe in God's powerful expression of LOVE!
We believe in those children in Haiti!
We believe in YOU!
Will you believe in Haiti with us? Our goal is attainable. How long will it take us to get to $30,000? Give $10, $100, $1000 - more? ANYTHING - I would even add - BE GENEROUS - Our God is generous! You can't outgive Him!
Please believe with us! It will take us ALL - but WE can do it TOGETHER!
I love you friends,
We have had the word out for a couple weeks about the church in Haiti - their need for land and the goal of raising $30,000. Ever since Pastor Andre first told us of the large amount of money needed - I have to admit I have been a little concerned about whether or not we would be able to raise that much money. It has come to my attention over and over -- we CAN'T, but GOD CAN. We took a netbook [donated by a friend] to Pastor Andre in March so he has been able to communicate with us much more frequently. Shortly after our return from Haiti, in March, Pastor Andre told us about the lease on the current church land ending in July - we previously thought that the lease would end in December. We felt the urgency and leading of God to try to gather a big group of people that could help Pastor Andre. By this time -- those of you reading have probably seen my multiple emails and Facebook requests to give. We are so thankful for those of you who have given! We are almost at 5% of our goal. What I want to share with you today is how much Pastor Andre and his congregation are praying for YOU. See this isn't just a hand out -- to them [and very much to us] this is a partnership. A life on life relationship. They take it very seriously and Pastor Andre emails us often to tell us how much he is praying for us. I wanted you to see his words --
I'm very glad that you think about us in Haiti and you come to visit us. I thank God who puts us together. I believe that our relationship will come with positive things for all of us.Thank you for looking for the support to help us with the buying of the land for the church. I pray for that and I believe that our GREAT GOD will permit you to find the support to help us to purchase the land.
I'm glad to send you these pictures to see the ministry as you know, the church, the children and the school. I love them . Please pray for me with the ministry. I love it, this is my job that God gave to me. thank you .
It is an obligation for me to pray for you and Noel and all the supporters.
May God bless you.
I thank God about your progress. And I pray God every day for you in order to put in your way the generous people to help you in the project.
About the july date don't be afraid. I know our Great God that saves us can send the money to buy the land. Only, we must pray to GOD.
On April 6 -- I decided to heed Pastor Andre's advice. If in his day to day circumstances he is trusting God to provide surely I could trust our Great God to provide for them too. So -- we press on in TRUST. Believing God can do far more than we ask or even imagine. AND for my small part in the BIG GOD story -- I am asking you again...Please consider how you might be a part of the story! Click here and then click on the CONTRIBUTE
button in the middle of the page.
lori - for all of us -- the Titus Task Haiti Project