I have not done a very good job of posting actual updates here! I spend a lot of time working on other aspects of this project and updating those who really need to know. So updating the general public has slipped further and further down the list.
But no more! What I have copied below includes excerpts from the latest email update I sent out earlier this month. Sorry to cut and paste, but it’s what I have time to do right now!
Changes on the Horizon . . .
I feel like I’m finally coming up for air after a flood of changes that occurred over the past 2 months! As you can imagine, things were extremely hectic for our family as we transitioned to our new home in Texas. The orphanage project was most certainly not neglected during that time, but it was on “cruise control” if you will.
God continues to amaze me by the way He has used 1 support letter sent out back in August to bring an incredible amount of funds to the project! Right now the total stands at $6,914, almost 10% of the $70,000 goal! Whenever I think donations are dropping off, more come in. I am learning that I should never, ever doubt God’s provision and His perfect timing.
Now that we are in Texas, surrounded by a new church family and friends, I plan on looking into doing fundraisers for Hope Hill. I also plan on sharing the project with the Pastors and the people at our new church as we get to know everyone better.
Over the past few weeks I have been communicating with an organization in Houston, TX called “A Child’s Hope.” How I came to know about their organization is truly a work of God, but unfortunately it’s a little too long to write here. To summarize, their organization has also been working to raise funds to build an academy as well as home-style orphanages on La Montagne in Haiti. Our visions sound very similar; in fact their vision goes above and beyond mine! While nothing is official yet, I plan to meet with some of the board members early next month to discuss the possibility of a partnership between us.
For right now, we press on! I am so excited to see the changes God is working on La Montagne and in my life. The words of Jeremiah 29:11 are so true: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” May we all find joy in seeing the fulfillment of God’s plan for 2013!