Missions – January 2016

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We are in the process of assembling a team to send to Haiti again this year. We will once again be partnering with the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty and look forward to serving alongside this amazing organization.

Our travel dates are June 25-July 2 (Saturday-Saturday). While there, we will be doing Vacation Bible School, PB 300 (vitamin enriched peanut butter) distribution, and Teacher Training at Les Bours School of Hope. We will also hold Bible studies in tent city, Jeremie, paint houses in a neighborhood near Hope House, visit and volunteer at orphanages, and most of all, share His love with the Haitian people.

We will have an informational meeting on Monday, January 31 at 6:30pm at Rachel DeKuiper’s house (7311 Hessler Ct, Rockford). Cost, travel, in-country, safety, and other information will be shared. If you can’t attend this meeting, but are interested in going to Haiti, please contact Rachel DeKuiper – rmdekuiper@rockfordschools.org.

On another note, $3,700 was raised at Hoops for Haiti. A big THANK YOU to RRC for the bake sale and silent auction donations. It was also great to see so many of you at the game!

Local Missions – Birthday Blessings

The Birthday Blessings program thanks you! The generous Christmas Eve offering of $1,500+ will help with the exponential growth seen recently, with 9 new referrals in the past month alone. In addition, this gift has also helped to purchase “The Gospel Story” books which will be given to each family. Please help us pray that God stirs the hearts of these families to read the book together – planting seeds of faith and hope in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Pray also that they feel God’s presence, peace, and protection in the New Year.