Headed to Haiti!

by Sandi on February 23, 2011

After many years of wanting to go to Haiti on a mission (and one cancelled trip due to the earthquake) plans have finally come together to go March 22-29. Tim will be part of a team of 16 people traveling together and will be serving in the villages our church has supported for the past 16 years. He will be traveling with our dear Haitian friend Yves who has continually been a source of encouragement to the people of his homeland. He will be working with an orphanage, school and church in Tomassique and Fedja.  The team will do a dental outreach clinic and also be building a much needed wall around the orphanage for safety which collapsed during the earthquake. He will have the opportunity to construct a roof on a school room which needs to be completed before the upcoming rainy season. The group is excited to lead a basketball clinic and host a tournament for the local kids in the community, as well as, work with the little orphans and help in the classrooms. As most of you know for Tim, being able to provide dentistry will be a gift he can give but participating in a basketball clinic for these kids will be a gift he will be on the receiving end of! We will also help with some teacher training as many of the teachers there have little or no formal training. We pray that God will use our gifts and hearts to meet the people’s needs and bring honor to Him. We are in need of your prayers as we travel and serve the Haitian people.

Our office is supporting the dental part of the missions trip with dentistry and as many supplies as we can pack.  If any of our regular readers are interested in supporting this effort, we are asking if you would consider donating $10 for a basketball for the outreach that was started by Bryan Smith called Hoops For Hope.  Anyone interested in donating the cost of a basketball can drop it off at our office or send a $10 check made payable to Cherry Hills Church, sent to our office at 7900 S. University Blvd., #210, Centennial, CO 80122.  We’ll keep you posted on the trip!

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Michelle McGowan February 23, 2011 at 4:59 am

Tim and Sandi…words cannot describe how elated I am to hear that Tim is going to serve in Haiti. My heart has belonged to Haiti for some years, but the need for Tim’s gift is needed more desperately now than ever. I am so thankful to God for answering the prayers of these gracious and kind people, with missions like this. God will richly bless you in your endeavors, and Tim will surely come back touched and changed by his experience. May the good Lord keep you all wrapped tightly in His Grace. Keep on!

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