In October, student and class photos were taken. The team was able to photograph almost all of our Haitian students. As some of you know, it is more common NOT to smile for a picture in Haiti. North Americans, however, smile. Many of the students worked hard at keeping a straight face when their peers were doing all they could to make them smile. You can read the team’s blog and see some of the week’s pictures at October Haiti Team.
Big news: we’re SO EXCITED to announce that we have opened a “virtual store” through Flag City Clothing (located here in Findlay, Ohio)! A percentage of each sale will come back to Mission Possible, so not only can you look awesome, but you’ll know that you are supporting the ministry at the same time!
From now through December 3, our virtual store is open with all types of new Mission Possible apparel! These items will make perfect Christmas gifts, and because the order will be placed by December 3, they will be ready for Christmas! And if you aren’t local, no worries- shipping is an option. 🙂
The Dash for Degeance competiton has begun, and the first week’s results are in! All of the teams did a great job and are continuing to challenge themselves and each other! Here are the top five teams after the first week, but stay tuned, because who knows what this week will bring and whose name will be in the top five next week!
We’re SO EXCITED to announce our newest fundraiser event, “Erase The Board”! As you know, our teachers work very hard and in very unique environments. This fundraiser is to help raise money to cover their salaries!
The best part: you can do it from the comfort of your home! You can donate below or text MPSCHOOL to 71777 to process the donation! As numbers are chosen, they will be erased. The goal is to erase the entire board.. and we know it can happen with your help! 🙂
We can’t wait to see how God moves through all of you as we support our teachers in this way! Keep checking back to see the progress throughout the next few weeks!
Earlier this week, members of the St Marc church community in Haiti spent three days fasting, praying, and worshiping together.
Pastor Herve said, “Lots of people came and it was a wonderful time to praise, worship, and pray to God.
As we worshiped Him, 5 people accepted Christ. One couple were voodoo priests and came to the Lord, and the other 3 were ladies. We went to the voodoo couple’s house and burned everything from voodoo.
We will have a wedding next Sunday because the voodoo priest wants to get married and be baptized to the Lord. We are in full preparation right now with the church for our next celebration on Sunday. The church is going to take care of everything to marry them like provide clothes, rings, etc.
God is doing extraordinary things among His people! PRAISE BE TO OUR GOD.”
We have several exciting upcoming events coming up soon! The first one we want to announce is…. the 2nd annual “Dash for Degeance”!
The Dash for Degeance is a month-long event that involves nothing more than keeping track of how many steps you take each day. Teams of 4 will compete against each other to see who can accumulate the most steps by the end of the month!
This is a great way to get outside and enjoy that last little bit of warm weather before winter hits, while helping raise money for our new church & school campus in Degeance, Haiti! Some people even lost some weight while competing last year! 🙂
Grab your family members, coworkers, Lifegroup members, friends, neighbors, etc and get signed up! The cost for registration is $25/person ($100/team). If you want to register as an individual, we will add you to other individual registrants!
Add some extra competitive fun to it by competing against other people in your workplace (7th grade teachers vs 8th grade teachers, OB vs ER workers, football coaches vs soccer coaches, etc)!
Registration deadline: September 30!
Register using this link or text MPDASH to 41444
If you have questions, email Rene@OurMissionIsPossible.org — we look forward to getting even more teams involved this year! There’s a special incentive for those who competed last year, so be sure to check that out! 😉
In November, we will check our 2,000+ students from head to toe as they get their yearly physical examination. We are still need of medical professionals to help us with this large task, so if you are interested (or know someone who is), please have them get in touch with us ASAP! 🙂 We look forward to all of the new partnerships and relationships that will be built as we work toward keeping our students healthy!
Each of the three weeks, we will need:
On Friday the government decided to drastically increase the price of gas. It could have been anywhere from $17-$20 USD per gallon. In a country like Haiti, where approximately 80% of the population only makes $2 per day, it put everyone into an angry panic. With prices this steep, it would be difficult for them to afford anything. For example, it would cost more to take a tap-tap to work than they would actually make during the day. So, they took to the streets in protest. It turned violent and they even clashed with the police. Pastor Herve, our field leader in Haiti, stayed put at the St. Marc church from Friday – Monday morning (he is home now). The airport was shut down Friday night, all day Saturday and for a while on Sunday. It is up and running today, which is encouraging to hear. The gas tax was lifted on Saturday afternoon and that seemed to help.
Our staff in Haiti is fine, just taking precautions and laying low until things calm down. We are in communication with them, as well as with other organizations down there that we have connections to, so we are kept up to date with what is happening. We are praying for the country, and for wisdom as a staff as we look forward to the next few weeks.
It would be a shame for Haiti to be defined by what has been shown on the news over the past few days, when that is only a small percentage of the country and a poor representation of the people. There are millions there holding onto hope and standing steadfast in prayer, believing that better days are coming. Let’s stand in the gap with them.
On August 25 there will be a golf tournament benefiting Mission Possible held at the Devon Golf Course in Edmonton. The cost is $130/golfer, which includes an afternoon of golf followed by a dinner buffet. The tee-off time will be at 11:00am sharp; we look forward to seeing you there!
Contact Gayle Funk with any questions or to register!
Good Choices Leadership- In April and May, our students learned about servant leadership, personal safety, living Christ-centered, attention to details, and integrity. (Below)
Student Leadership- In March and May, selected students learned about fitness, team building, humility, sharing, servant leadership, self-defense, the importance of prayer, having a vision, and MP’s core values. They have also been working through the International Leadership Institute’s (ILI) workbook. (Below)
Adult Leadership- In March, many of our teachers and staff started working through the International Leadership Institute’s (ILI) workbook. (Below)
Partner with MP and help us equip leaders
-Support our leadership programs now by texting MPLEADER to 41444 or click here: Leadership Development
-You can also support the leadership development by purchasing a gift card below. Just follow these easy steps:
1. Click https://www.shopwithscrip.com/
2. Click “Join a program”
3. Enter MP’s enrollment code. (4LEFD9686LL82)
4. Shop for your gift cards and MP gets a percentage of each purchase.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Darren@OurMissionIsPossible.org
— Darren Morrison, Leadership Coordinator