I’m sitting on our front porch on a Monday afternoon enjoying this gorgeous tropical weather. I can hear the school children on the other side of the compound laughing and playing. Maybe they’re happy today because they know they’ll get a hot meal since it’s Monday. Because someone cared enough to give, they’ll go home with full bellies. I’m admiring our beautiful porch that the Tacoma team recently painted and am so thankful for the hands that made it possible. Because of their labors, we’ll also be using the conference room soon to host the MFI team that’s coming in January, as well as having a beautiful place for weddings. No more paying out money to rent a hotel conference room!
We are so thankful for our many supporters and friends who have helped make our lives a little (or a lot) easier here on the mission field. In spite of their busy schedules back home, they have faithfully lifted our weary hands. From regular support to sending food boxes, from committing themselves to special projects or just coming to minister to our people here in Cap-Haitian, they are a tremendous strength to us.
Now, Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is just around the corner. Black Friday is behind us and Christmas trees have been set up and decorated. The eggnog will be passed around and packages will soon be opened. Then, before you know it, it will be time to take it all down until next year. Would you like to do things differently this year? How about giving a gift that endures, the gift of a lifetime? Say “Merry Christmas” another way this year to someone you’ve never met, yet someone that will never forget you gave. There is tremendous joy in giving, especially when it changes someone’s life.
Rehoboth Ministries is brimming with ideas of how you can make someone’s Christmas special!
- feed a child (or two!) $40 feeds a child two hot meals a week for an entire school year
- build our church: $20,000 Challenge to build our new church facility in Petite-Anse: Deadline is December 31, 2013
- renovate the kitchen in our mission house: $600 raised. Goal: $1,500 to buy materials
- ease the burden of tuition for a Bible School student: $600
Wouldn’t you love to have the satisfaction of knowing that your gift is one that endures?