I love when God totally blesses me with surprise friends, friends who are unexpected and yet totally get it. They want to serve. Their hearts live across the world. They daydream about loving on children who aren't their own. And I have so found this in my friend Laura. And Laura loves Haiti the way I love Africa. And she's currently planning and raising funds for her second trip.
Here's what she has to say:
"Anse a Pitre, Haiti is a small community in the southeastern coastal region near the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Following the 2010 earthquake in Port au Prince, the already burdened and impoverished community experienced significant growth as refuges from the capital city fled the instability and rising violence. Hispaniola Mountain Ministries (www.goHMM.org) began working in Anse a Pitre shortly after the earthquake and has built a number of homes, brought several clean-water wells to life in the community using solar energy and most recently, built a school. "The Promise Land Project" continues to grow with the addition of a pavilion and a generous donor has committed to supporting the construction of a permanent medical facility on the Promise Land site.
In Matthew 5, we are called to be the salt of the earth and the light to the world. In May 2013, a group of 16 from First United Methodist Church in Louisville (MS) will try to live out this command as they travel to Haiti for a week-long mission in Anse a Pitre. The team will have a medical and construction component. As part of our fundraising efforts, we are selling these shirts to support our mission trip.
They are $20 and the design is on the front/center of the t-shirt. We have three colors (red, blue and dark grey in Comfort Colors) have sizes S, L, XL, and a few XXL left (Sorry, all the Ms are gone!). I'll be happy to ship! Email me at LR_Walton@bellsouth.net to order or message me on Facebook or Twitter (@laurarwalton). Thank you in advance for your support of this mission!
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Can I just say that I LOVE THIS SHIRT???
As a girl who owns over a dozen fundraising shirts, this one is easily my favorite.
Mine came in yesterday, and I seriously can't wait to wear it!
I'm thinking this shirt would make a fantastic stocking stuffer......agree?