Monday, August 8, 2011

250 Miles for Haiti

One of our Haiti team members, Phil Calland, is embarking on quite the fundraising adventure! Phil is planning on biking the extent of the NC portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway this Labor Day Weekend.

Click here to view the event on Facebook.

Not only is this a great way to bring attention to our November mission trip to Haiti, but it's also a great way to raise money for our team.

Phil is asking folks to not only pray for the success of his bike ride, but to also consider financially sponsoring his ride. You can either choose to sponsor a section of mileage (say $10 per mile) or sponsor the entire 250 mile ride.

If you are interested in sponsoring, please click the "Donate" button at the top right of this blog. In the memo line you can specify "Blue Ridge Cycle Ride."

Thanks so much for your prayers and support for Phil and our team!

- Caylene

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Haiti Bound - 3 months and counting!!

Here we go again! Another team from Forest Hill Ballantyne is getting ready to travel to Haiti to serve alongside Mission of Hope Haiti in relief efforts for the country's poor and orphaned. The team will leave on November 5 and return eight days later on November 12.

If you are reading this blog, we are confident you will commit to praying for our team as we prepare our hearts, minds and bodies for this journey. Team members include:

  • Dan Austin
  • Will Berkeley
  • Caylene Brown
  • Phil Calland
  • Todd Carpenter
  • Gentry Eddings
  • Joe Hudson
  • Karl Kakadelis
  • Reid Matheny
  • Jenni Wirt
The purpose of our trip will be serving Mission of Hope and simply being available to whatever projects they need help with during the week we are there. These could include painting, construction, ministry with children, orphan care and food distribution. 

Another great way you can come alongside our team and help is to give! You'll notice a PayPal link at the top right of this blog. Just one click and you can give to our team and help us raise the $1,600 we each need to travel to Mission of Hope. 

Finally, spread the word about our trip and Mission of Hope by "liking" our Facebook page,

Check back here for more updates, fundraiser information and thoughts from team members as we get ready to take Ballantyne to Haiti!

- Caylene Brown

March 2011 Team Members singing praise songs with Haitian children