Monday, March 12, 2012

On April 28th, twelve folks will embark on Forest Hills next mission trip to Haiti.  The purpose of this trip will be to work to accomplish our vision to glorify God by making disciples who Know Christ, Grow in Christ, and Go for Christ.  We will do this by working with Mission of Hope (MOH) to help bring church advancement, education, orphan care, nutrition, and disaster relief to the people of Haiti, specifically by assisting each of these programs construction needs. We will also spend purposeful time as a team sharing, asking questions, and learning to grow in our faith and in our relationship with God. 
 The work that God is doing through MOH is having a huge impact on Haiti.  On this trip we will interact with children, adults, orphans, churchgoers, and missionaries.  MOH has a Church, School, Orphanage, Hospital, mobile medical clinics, several villages under construction, and a nutrition program that feed around 60,000 meals a day to poverty stricken children. 

 In late April or early May, MOH will open a new warehouse. This structure will give them the opportunity to more than double the amount of kids that they are able to currently feed. 
When our team was at MOH last November, we had the opportunity to install a roof on this warehouse. While we worked, we had the opportunity to teach several Haitian temporary laborers how to install roofs. This resulted in them getting full time employment at the end of the week.  They can use our help again to help put some of the finishing touches on the warehouse.

We would love your involvement.  We are going to be collecting new tools to take with us to donate to MOH.  Painting supplies are really hard to come by in Haiti, so brushes, rollers and roller naps would be helpful.  We also would love for you to be praying for us, as our team develops, and prepares to go.  Lastly, we will need to raise financial support.  The trip cost will be $1600 per person, and every gift will help. 
All trip deposits and donations can be made out to Forest Hill Church, and place Haiti 4/28 in the subject line.