Monday, February 28, 2011

Less than 6 days until the Flapjack Fundraiser!

What could be better than a warm stack of syrupy pancakes, crisp bacon and hot coffee? Being able to enjoy all these things WHILE contributing to a good cause!

This Saturday, bring your family and friends to the Carolina Place Applebee's Restaurant to enjoy a wonderful breakfast (served by our Haiti team) for only $7 per person. For each ticket sold, our team makes $5.15 - that can add up to a lot of money to help us get to Haiti and support the Mission of Hope medical clinic, orphanage and church!

Check out the event page on Facebook and RSVP if you are planning to come and support our team!

We hope to see you there :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thank you!

Our "Lunch for Haiti" Event on Sunday, February 20th was a great success!!

Thank you to the 80+ people who came out to support us and gave over $800 towards our trip!

We are headed to Haiti in about a month and are preparing by getting all our immunizations, collecting children's clothing for the Hope Village kids and praying that our hearts are open to whatever God may place in our paths over the next month.

Check our Facebook page for details about our "Flapjack Fundraiser" coming up on March 5 and check out this video to learn more about Mission of Hope and the areas of ministry we'll be assisting with during our trip:

Mission of Hope: Haiti from Landon Cox on Vimeo.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Our first fundraiser is this Sunday at 12:30PM...head over to the Morrison YMCA after church and join us for lunch and a raffle drawing!!

Tickets are just $5 and you'll be entered to win one of our great prizes:

- Pedicure
- 3 month Morrison YMCA membership
- Best Buy Gift Card

This is a great (and fun) way to support our team and learn more about Mission of Hope, our partner in Titanyen, Haiti.

Visit the event page here and let us know if you want to purchase tickets ahead of time or on Sunday morning at FH Ballantyne before and after services.

See you there!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Election Runoff Update:

CNN posted this update regarding the contested November election results in Haiti.

This is good news for Haitian people because the government backed candidate, Celestin, has been removed from the ballot amid accusations of corrupt election results favoring him.

The runoff elections have been scheduled for March 20th - which is only 6 days before our team departs for Port Au Prince! The candidates who will now appear on the March ballot are former first lady, Mirlande Manigat, and popular musician Michel Martelly. Both candidates are favored by the Haitian people over the now ousted government candidate, Celestin.

Prayers are still needed for the Haitian people during this election process:

  • Pray that the government will proceed legally and fairly as the runoff election approaches and not attempt to rig any results.
  • Pray against violence or tension that may arise on election day (March 20) and pray that the people will feel validated as a result of this democratic development.
  • Pray for our team and the travel situation as the runoff election takes place and the votes are tallied. In the past, government interference and ballot tampering have resulted in violence and restricted travel.
  • Continue to pray that the Haitian people call on God for justice and provision as they face another unknown leading up to these elections. Pray that they put their hope in God and not in a political candidate.
  • Finally, prayerfully consider donating to our team as we get closer to our March 26 departure. Each of us must raise $1,500 for air travel, transportation, food and lodging in Haiti.

Thanks for your prayers for Haiti and our team!