Wednesday, February 23, 2011

May I ask this of you...

Dear friends,

I have a favor to ask of you. 
I believe this is a first and yet, I can't say it will be the last.

Many of you remember the tone of my heart began to change last spring after a life altering trip to Haiti. In that all too brief week, my world was rocked.  Much like the rubble that occupied so much of that island country (and sad to say, still does) what I knew became broken and worthless. 

God tends to break us, doesn't He?! 
He has to - at least, He had to in my case.

Rock stubborn and immovable, I was.

But two favorite words!

As the bricks continue to fall, this girl is grasping at a vision and a call far beyond my little world.  That is where my favor comes in.

My church is partnering with World Hope International to build a school in Terra Rouge, Haiti.  Terra Rouge is an isolated place that while January 12, 2010 did little to change its landscape - it has stood wanting for a long time.  You can read a bit more here about Terra Rouge and a school called Bon Berger.

Bon Berger (Good Shepherd) is a school for around 300 children that meets in a pole and tarp (can we call it a building) facility.  We have committed to help build a 4 room school that will serve over 800 children in 2 sessions daily.  A school built of blocks and a tin roof - not sticks, stones and tarp. 

Will you help us?  If we get 800 people to donate $51.25 that will make the $41,000 to build this building.

One person for each child that will attend.
Just $51.25

I think it is important to share also that  in a place where the unemployment rate is 80%, we have asked and committed that all the labor be local workers.  So, not only is a school being built but people are getting a fair wage and work to build it.

Please prayerfully consider helping us.
You can click on the button at the top of the page and go to our church's website to donate (via a PayPal link).  If you have Facebook you can go to our church's Facebook page and donate there.   If you feel impressed, help us get the word out and pass it to all your Facebook friends.

In June we plan to go and celebrate the completion of the construction.  Yes, that means, if God should grant me the grace I will be there again.  My heart can barely stand it.

Thank you friends for indulging me.
I am grateful for your prayers and your support.

© A Sacred Longing 2009-2011


  1. I love your heart for Haiti, Denise. It just happens that we are currently working on a mission project for Haiti as well. We are collecting donations for Li,Li, Li! an organization that reads books to the orphans and uses puppets to act them out. So much need over there still. Praying for you in this endeavor and thankful to share in this passion.

  2. What an undertaking! Our church built two churches, and funded an orphanage pre-earthquake. Then re-built one of the two churches post-earthquake. The 2nd one and the orphanage weren't badly damaged.

    Such a great need. I pray you gather the needed support.


  3. i feel your heart strings tugging for haiti just like mine do for Nicaragua. i am praying for this mission project my friend...