We will be arriving in Haiti on 11/2/17, and the purpose of the trip is the completion of the Leve/SOHLADAD house. It is so important to have a solid foundation, both spiritually and physically. This house will be both types of foundations for the entire program.
We can not complete this without your help. $10,500 is needed to complete the house.
Will you please consider clicking "donate now" today, right now, and donate $50, $100 or any amount to help us complete the Leve/Soledha House?
Just after writing this, we were informed that the Duroc's need to leave their current rental by December 1st. Their daughter, Ruth has been having health issues due to something in the current home they are living in. Now it is even more important for us to complete their house.
Check out the latest video and pictures of the kids getting their supplies . This is ALL due to you!!!!! Thank you for sponsoring these kids and giving them the possibility of a future. We still have some kids left, click the link below to choose your child.
June 1, 2017 marked International Children's Day and the children of SOLEDHA in Demontruille, Haiti joined in the celebration! The day came about back in 1925 when world leaders gathered in Switzerland to discuss children's rights and well being. The SOLEDHA family helped to bring about awareness this year with a march through their town, then gathered together for a special meal.
No doubt, there are numerous concerns for the well being of children worldwide; poverty, lack of education, malnutrition, neglect and even abuse. So many issues can feel overwhelming. How can one person possibly tackle it all? But here at Leve Project we have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these 30 children with SOLEDHA. Through child sponsorship, mission trips and general donations, you too can join with us to help give these children opportunities to overcome! Visit the SPONSOR A CHILD or MISSION TRIPS page or click on the link below to donate today. Together with the Grace of God, we can impact the lives of children to help them rise above.
Hi Everyone -
Registration is now open for our November 2017 Trip. The tentative dates are 11/6-11/13.
Clairmise, a sweet, gracious young lady who lives with 11 other people in a home smaller than a two-car garage. She dreams of becoming a police officer one day. A goal that we in North America would find easy to achieve with a little hard work and determination. While Clairmise is a determined young lady, the challenges she faces to achieve this goal are difficult to comprehend. Challenges like, paying for school, books, uniforms and testing fees. Having enough food to stay healthy and alert in school. Her father has a small garden that helps provide food for his family and the community. While the recent hurricane Matthew destroyed all the crops in October, by God's grace and hard work, the garden is starting to grow again. But it is not enough to provide for all those living in the home. Clairmise and her family need our help. For only $37.00 a month, you can help make sure that Clairmise can attend school with all the necessities and have at least one hot meal a week at Bible club SOLEDHA. Sponsors will receive periodic updates and information about the child, translated communications from the child directly, as well as opportunities to join Leve Project on mission trips to meet the children.
Help put Clairmise on the path of education that can break the cycle of poverty in her future and for her family. Click on the Sponsor a Child link above to read more about Clarimise Jean-Phillipe and others like her to become a child sponsor today!
This will be a great Christmas for the Duroc family!!! Their house build is well on its way to being completed. This will put them in the center of the village they serve, and they will soon be a permanent light in a very dark area. A special thank you to Kris & Val Byrd, Chris & Karin York, David & Jennifer Rikli, and The Rikli Family Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation; without your generous donations this would not be possible!!
All of our friends/coworkers are safe. Claude and Mirto were able to get to a couple of the SOLEDHA kid's homes today to check on them. So far, the 2 families she was able to visit are safe. One house collapsed, the other has some damage, and their fields/gardens are destroyed. They have 25 more kids to visit , please pray that they are all safe and have very little or no damage to their property. The field damage is the worst part because that is how they make what little income they have.
Please donate funds to help these families. 100% of your donation will go to the families, to help them rebuild. Click the link below or text LEVE to 50155.
We had the honor today of being part of SOLEDHA's weekly bible study for the kids. I wish everyone could see the passion that Mirto has while she is teaching. Today she taught about Jesus being a shepard and the parable of the "lost sheep", I took some video and I will upload after we get back from out trip. We also got to see how your flip flop donations were used, almost everyone had them on. Thank you all again!!! As I was looking around at the kids playing today, I thought about the last time I saw them playing and that they had nothing on their feet, now all of them had something on their feet. This was such a small thing, but it meant so much to the kids, they were so appreciative and happy.
Tomorrow we leave for Haiti!!!!! Follow this blog and our Facebook page to get updates on what we are up to while over there. This trip we will be taking pictures and writing bio's for the kids who are part of SOLEDHA, so we can start a sponsorship program. This is so exciting!!!!! The goal is to have each child sponsored so they can go to school each year and also have food to eat.
Thank you all that donated flip flops to the kids, we are bringing them down this trip and we will post pictures and video of the kids. They will be so happy! Below is a video Mirto took of the kids playing at the last group they had, as you can see they are in desperate need of them.
On April 20th Kris, Chanee, and I will be traveling to Haiti. (you can read more the team in the "About Us" section) The goal of the trip is to set the stage for a child sponsorship program. As you may or may not know we have partnered with SOLEDHA to help them send at lest 30 kids from the village to school. Also, to have a weekly bible study and a weekly food program. This is a daunting task, but one that is 100% possible. In fact SOLEDHA is only limited by money and with our help we hope to grow the program beyond these initial 30 kids. They have more and more families each day ask for the children to be part of their program, and they would love to say YES to everyone! The other goal is to set the stage for the mission trip in June! We ask for your prayers as we travel to Haiti and for His guidance, strength and wisdom in everything we do.
Below are some recent photos of their bible study. As you can see they meet outside, actually it's technically inside the unfinished home of the Duroc's (founders of SOLEDHA). One of the projects for the June trip is to cover at least one room for them to meet in. As always please consider donating to our mission!