What's in Your Hand?

What's in Your Hand?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

How can I help?

Often when we see photos of a place like Haiti it is overwhelming. There is so much that needs to be done it almost seems impossible to do anything! The truth is that if everyone gave that which he is able to give all the physical needs on earth would be met. But ...we can not worry about the other person doing his part to make it all work  out. The question is "What can I do?"
I really believe that people like to give. I also believe that it often helps to give them direction. If I say
"Can you give me a little money to help out in Haiti?" You will  be embarrassed to give me a dollar. But if I say "will you give me a dollar to help in Haiti?" most likely you will be happy to give a dollar.
So let me give you some suggestions how you might be able to help.
  • Give us a dollar. Or five or ten. If that is what you can give we would love to have it for our trip in October.
  • Give us $5,000. That would go a long way in building the driveway to the homes that will be build for the Joy in Hope Children's Home.
  • Buy a set of good quality white towels. We need ten more sets. One set cost about $40.00. Ten people donating one set each will have it covered.
  • Donate your time and sewing talent to embroider 10 sets of towels. Or volunteer to embroider one set.
  • Donate good quality white queen or twin size sheets. We need a lot. Donate one set..two sets or ten.
  • Donate beads or jewelry making items that can be donated to the deaf community in Jacmel.
  • Donate used t-shirts. 100% cotton. We will make diapers out of them to bring to Haiti.
  • Donate your time to help sew these t-shirt diaper's..
  • Donate powdered formula for the babies in the tent camps in Haiti.
  • Donate powdered SOY formula for baby Schneider in Haiti.
  • Donate disposable diapers for babies in tent communities in Haiti.
  • Sponsor a bag. For $100 we can carry an additional bag to Haiti.
  • When missionaries are on furlough lend them a car, a car seat, a house. Give them a gas card a gift card  a prepaid visa card. (any missionary not just mine  :)
  • Sponsor a job for an unemployed Haitian.(monthly)
  • Sponsor a child.
  • Sponsor a house. You don't have to go to Haiti to build a house. If you have the means pay for the materials for others to build a house. (roughly $6,000.)
I could go on all night. What I really want to say is "What's in your hand?" It's not about the gift. It is more about the giver. I used to not like to ask. Then I discovered people like to give. They just sometimes need a little direction. So give with an open hand and  a cheerful heart. It will make your heart happy.


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