Our first bank transfer for this academic year’s feeding program has been made! Each of our three pastors are scurrying about this week as they purchase food, plates, utensils, charcoal, gas (for the stove) and several other items that will be needed to get the program up and running next week. The heavy rains brought on by Hurricane Sandy have delayed our plans a bit, but today the sun is peeking through the clouds. It’s still cool and windy, but very pleasant. In spite of not yet having reached the halfway mark of what is needed to support the feeding program for the year 2012-2013, we are moving forward by faith to make good use of the funds that many of you have donated. We say a great big “thank you” to all who have put their hand to the plow to join us in this endeavor.
For those of you who faithfully follow this blog, we’d like to make a modest proposal. The Haitian proverb, “Men anpil, chay pa lou” (“Many hands make light the work”) may be applicable here. Several individuals have joyfully contributed $30, sometimes more, to feed at least one child for the entire school year. If you are a pastor reading this blog, perhaps you and your church could help pay for one month’s supply of food? It costs approximately $4,000 a month to keep this program running. Would you, dear Pastor, be willing to take this proposal to your congregation? We would be delighted to highlight you and your church members on this website for rallying to this cause and rising to the challenge. We would also like to invite you to come to Haiti and see the fruits of your labor.
Just $30 feeds one child two meals each week for an entire school year. Four thousand dollars provides meals for over 1,200 children, teachers, and cooks for one month. The salaries of our cooks are also covered in these costs.