Praises of 2011: Our Year in Review
2011 Restoring the Future of Haiti for the Glory of God
"Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the seas, and everything in them- the Lord, who remains faithful forever. He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry." Psalm 146:5-7
Wow, what an exciting year we have had! Let's just go ahead and start with one of our biggest events of the year that just so happened to be at the end of the year!
We ended our amazing year with our 6th annual Christmas shoebox distribution in Haiti. This year, with your help we were able to pack and ship 1000 shoeboxes for the children in Croix des Bouquet and the surrounding areas! We spent Christmas Eve unloading and separating the boxes and later that night we had a huge party for our staff with lots of food, fun, worship, and fellowship! To top it off, we watched a movie under the stars! We had a great time! Traditionally, Haitians stay up all night on Christmas Eve celebrating. We tried our best to stay up but 2 am was it for us!
On Christmas morning we sent our bus to the streets to pick up as many street children as we could find. Our driver brought back two bus loads which was close to 200 kids! It was incredible! We had an awesome worship service including singing and skits put on by the Sunday schools and youth groups.
After the service we prepared for our gift distribution. Although the crowd was estimated to be more than 1000 people, we never ran low on boxes! It was as though God multiplied them! When it was all over we had so many boxes that we were able to donate boxes to 6 other orphanages and organizations! GOD IS SO GOOD! If you would like to see pictures from our event just click HERE
! What a joy it was for us to celebrate the birth of our Savior with the poorest of the earth. Luke 14: 15
Here are some of the other things that Bethel Mission Outreach was blessed to be a part of in 2011!
We were also blessed to coordinate several other projects in the Croix Des Bouquets area this past year. One of which was an electrical project. Upon completion, over one hundred and thirty families now have electricity in their homes for the first time ever! Praise God!
In April, we completed construction on the first of many homes in the building project that will provide shelter for those who lost everything in the earthquake. Thanks to your donations, prayers, and God’s grace BMO was able to help Mrs. Mario and her family of five, have a place to call home!
Love of Christ School
In September, Love of Christ School welcomed 300 students back to a new year of learning with a fully renovated school building! It is such a joy to offer these children a safe place to learn and study while providing them with a beautiful learning environment! We are also currently in the process of installing modern toilettes for the students to have restrooms on school grounds as well as a fully operational cafeteria! We could not have provided such a wonderful learning atmosphere for them without your help! Thank you for your love for Jesus and these children!
Lastly, we had the great privilege of sponsoring another Haitian church to take a mission trip to the Northern part of Haiti! It was amazing to see their hearts for their own people and to follow God’s call to serve others! We felt so blessed to be able to financially make it a possibility for them!
How YOU can be a part of what God is doing in 2012~
The orphanage structure has been released from customs and we are now in the process of raising funds to buy local materials to begin construction! Please pray about how you can partner with us to begin this process ASAP! We are ready to house and care for 26 orphans! Help us make that possible!
Also, we are raising funds for the Meal program that we conduct throughout the year for the students at The Love of Christ school. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation just click the donate button at the top of the page and follow the instructions through Paypal!
Our Thank You
We are so thankful for all of our prayer partners and supporters! You have been the hands and feet of Jesus this year as you have stood beside us, prayed for us, and financially supported our work in Haiti. We love you and we thank the Lord for your generosity and love for us! You helped us make an eternal impact for the Kingdom and we know that your reward in Heaven is great! We look forward to another incredible year as we serve the King of Kings and Lord of Lords together!
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