Summer 2017

Hello, Everyone!

I want to give you an update and let you know that I will be in the States through August.  I want to increase awareness of our work in Haiti and trust God to raise the funds that we need.  How can you possibly help?  It would be greatly appreciated if some of you would be willing to open your home to me and host an informal reception, and invite your friends.  It would give me an opportunity to share about the work here in Haiti.  Additionally, if you know of any groups, organizations or churches, please let me know.  My prayer is that some of you will contact me and we can plan a simple reception in your home (finger food, fellowship and a time where I share with your friends.)  Please let me know if you are willing to do this and we can get it on the calendar.  I would LOVE the opportunity to let as many people as possible be involved with growing God’s kingdom in Haiti.  You can simply reply to this email or call me at 515-229-8698.

We are excited about the progress being made with the boys in Port au Prince although Haiti remains one of the poorest countries in the world and life is very difficult.  We need your prayer and financial support to continue with the work that has been started.  Would you consider giving a one-time or monthly tax deductible contribution?  Your gifts are tax deductible – see instructions below for details.

  • Construction – we are currently building a home and we need an additional $25,000 to complete construction.   Ideally, we would like to move into the home this fall.  Having the home finished will save us having to pay rent each year.  Haiti’s high inflation rate has not been our friend during this endeavor.  The exchange rate when I moved to Haiti was 45 gourdes to 1 US dollar, and recently it was 68 gourdes to $1 US dollar!
  • Be The Change Haiti – is an outreach to children currently living on the streets of Port au Prince.  A monthly meal is served to 100 street kids in a local park.  Our former street kids share their personal stories and how following Jesus changed their lives.  Ten of those children meet weekly for classroom training to learn how to read and write.  Current food costs for this outreach are $350 per month.
  • Canaan Kids – is an outreach to ten homeless orphans on the outskirts of Port au Prince in an area called Canaan.  A temporary shelter has been erected for them and the next goal is to provide regular meals and then education.  To provide one meal a day for the children, we are looking at approximately $400 a month.  To send a child to school in Haiti runs approximately $50 per month.
  • Monthly Faith-Goal – prior to moving to Haiti, my research showed that I would need a budget of $22,000 a year to live there.  The reality is that most things in Haiti cost 3-5 times what they cost in the States!  This equates to about $1,800 per month.  Consider becoming one of my personal monthly sponsors to help me stay in Haiti.  If you give online, there is an option for setting up an automatic, monthly gifts.  Your prayerful consideration would be greatly appreciated!  Any amount will help, but I am specifically trusting God to raise up a Team of monthly sponsors to help me reach my faith-goal of $1,800 per month.

Please pray for us and pray for how God wants you to be involved. Whether He is calling you to serve financially, prayerfully or in some other way, please listen to that call and respond accordingly.  If you prefer to designate your gifts, you can indicate that when you give — “CONSTRUCTION” for home construction; “BE THE CHANGE HAITI” for the outreach with current street kids; “CANAAN KIDS” for the outreach to orphans in Canaan, Haiti.  If no designation is made, your donation will go toward my monthly goal.

Matthew 25:40 – “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

Remember, your financial support is tax deductible.

1.  DONATE ONLINE!
(www.WorldOutreach.org/donations)
(Search for “Martin, Linda – Haiti” and follow the prompts.  You can also set-up
automatic monthly gifts if you select the “monthly” option.)

2.  MAIL CHECKS TO –                                  
World Outreach Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box B
Marietta, GA  30061
(designate for Linda Martin #564)

3.  BILL PAY – via your online banking
World Outreach Ministries, Inc.
(designate for Linda Martin #564)
P.O. Box B
Marietta, GA 30061

Thank you for your Prayers & Support!

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