In September, I, Tracy, had the privilege to spend time with our teachers in Haiti. We shared a meal together and then talked about our hopes and dreams as educators. Through these conversations, I learned that some of the basic supplies we take for granted in our classrooms are the ones they have on a wish list. This school year, we were able to provide each classroom with a basic school supply kit, but my goal is to provide even more. Items like construction paper, paint and brushes, musical instruments, and books (in French or Creole) would add so much to what our teachers can do with the students each day. We would love for all of you to be a part of this project, so we have created an Amazon Wish List that allows you to order what we need and have it sent directly to our office. We will then get it to Haiti when we travel there on mission trips. Click on this link to see what we are hoping to provide: Haiti Educators Wish List.
Together we can help equip the Next Generation of Christ-Centered Leaders!
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In December, our student and adult leaders will be graduating from their two year programs. They have been hearing lectures on leadership, participating in activities on leadership, and practicing giving their leadership away. Over these past two years, we’ve seen these students and adults grow. They have worked hard and desire to make a difference at their schools, churches, and communities. Not only are these growing leaders participating in what we are asking them to do, but they are excited to learn and serve others. In January of 2018 we will have a new group of adult and student leaders learning how to be Christ-centered leaders.
We will be sending down a team to assist in equipping our leaders this December. We will also be visiting all our schools, attending the leadership graduation, and visiting a church. If anyone would like to join this team or would like more information including dates and prices, email Darren@OurMissionIsPossible.org . Thanks to all of you who have helped us equip our leaders!
Just this morning I heard another story of how a mission trip changed lives.
We North Americans like to think we are the change agents. We believe we have the solutions and the access to the knowledge, skills, money and resources to enact those solutions. Many times we go from a position of power to help those in need. We are the Calvary riding in the save the day.
The story I heard was just the opposite. It was the North Americans who were changed. It was the North Americans whose mission trip intersected with God’s movement in their lives. We are the needy and God is the one with power.
Come on a trip. Yes, you will help those in need. Yes, you will experience another culture and a people who love God as we do. Yes, God will change you in the process.
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— Trace Roth
This is an update of our Christian Education in Haiti from our Haitian field leader Pastor Herve.
CRECH (Consortium for the Reinforcement of Christian Education in Haiti) is an organization that has worked to integrate the Bible in every subject of the curriculum.
The purpose of their book is to instill Christian values to help students to become citizens of character that people can trust. Every lesson in the book has two main things: a Bible verse and the moral value of the lesson.
Since the beginning of this program, every year we experienced the presence of God. We have seen God move powerfully through it. In the last six months, we saw 37 students came to Christ. We have people monitoring the kids to know who goes or doesn’t go to church. Most of the students who have accepted Christ continue going to church every week.
The tool given by CRECH has been a tremendous blessing to our school. Praise the Lord!
The motto of CRECH is: “Be transformed, in order to see your communities and your villages transformed.” The students involved in the leadership weekend program will soon be the ones coming to our Bible School.
Here at our Mission Possible office, there are many little tasks that need done on a regular basis. We deeply appreciate our volunteers who generously give of themselves to help where it’s needed and come alongside the ministry in an effort to get tasks accomplished. They are a vital part of this ministry; without them, we couldn’t accomplish all that we do!
If you are ever looking to volunteer your time, please reach out to Tara@OurMissionIsPossible.org. Thank you SO MUCH to those of you who have served with us in the past; we enjoy your fellowship and joyful attitudes that you bring to us here in the office!
I (Kimberlie) am so excited to reach this time of year! One of the reasons is that I am preparing to take a team from three states and six different cities to Haiti to take student and class photos for the 2017/2018 school year. We are working hard to prepare all that is needed to capture over 6,000 photos that will be given to the students, teachers and student sponsors. The photos are also often used for Mission Possible promotional material throughout the next year. Since we are staying an extra day this year, we will also be presenting a VBS program one day for Mission Possible students and other kids in the community. We could use your prayers for that week to run smoothly, and for all of our team to remain healthy and safe during the trip.
It’s safe to say that everyone on our staff shares a heart for this ministry. The people that we serve on the island of Hispaniola, the donors that support us, the team members that have caught the vision while serving on trips, the different ways we see God’s glory on display… those are all things that fuel our passion.
Because of our hearts for this ministry, we would LOVE to share about Mission Possible with you. We would LOVE to take you on a team with us. We would LOVE to have the opportunity to be a voice for the ones we serve in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. We would LOVE to share about how God is moving on that island.
If there’s ever an opportunity for us to come speak at your church, count us in! Maybe you’re interested in taking a trip to serve, or you’ve just been curious about what it would look like to partner with us in other ways… we would love to talk to you about that, too! It’s a blessing for us to be able to share about what God has put on our hearts and the calling that He’s given us.
To set something up, please email Office@OurMissionIsPossible.org — we can’t wait to hear from you!
PRAISE THE LORD – and thank you for your prayers! We have heard from both of our Haitian and Dominican field leaders, and the areas where MP is on the Island of Hispaniola did well through Hurricane Irma. We don’t have a ton of details, but enough to say that our people are well and safe, and our facilities stood strong. We are grateful for our Haitian and Dominican staff that weathered the storm there and helped to prepare and protect the people in their communities.
I want to thank everyone who gave to our school supply drive this past month. About 10 suitcases (roughly 500 pounds) of school supplies came in. Tracy Rath is hard at work making up classroom kits for every teacher. Could you imagine your child’s school having to share a small amount of school supplies for the year? Me neither! However, that is the norm in almost all of the schools in Haiti. This is the first time that we have been able to put together a classroom kit for each teacher. This is an example of just another way we are trying to improve the quality of education in Haiti. Again, a huge shout out to all those people that sent in school supplies! The teachers are super excited and I am sure the kids will love having the use of markers, crayons, colored pencils, rulers, pencils, sharpeners and scissors! We are always amazed at the generosity of the Mission Possible family!