May the love of Christ surround you as you celebrate his birth with those around you. Jesus truly is the reason for this season. As you share your time, your love, your food, and gifts with others this month, I hope you will also share Him – the one and only reason we are celebrating CHRISTmas.
My children are quite excited about our Christmas celebration coming up. They want it on the 24th but Mama has been hoping for once to do it on th 25th. This, however, is Haiti, not Canada, so perhaps my children will win out. Thank you to all who have sent gifts for the children, and money so I could purchase extra food and treats, etc. I plan on spending the whole day with them, fun, gifts, food, and enjoying being together.
Thank you so very much to all our supporters for your loving kindness to us in Haiti during this past year. From the bottom of our hearts we say T H A N K Y O U !! Without you – all of your love, your encouragement, your prayer support, your financial support, your giving of yourselves in many ways, we would not be where we are today.
Thank you to the HATS Board of Directors in Canada. You have worked tirelessly and given of yourselves generously to make this mission what it is. I appreciate each and every one of you so very much. I could not do what I do here without all of you!!!
This has been quite the year – Earthquake, Hurricane, Cholera, and Very Corrupt Election. Many have not survived it, many have but . . . . Many are still barely surviving – day to day – hour to hour existance. Haiti needs help!
Here at HATS-Haiti we are doing okay – but that is thanks to your support. Most of the damage from the earthquake has been repaired, but not all. The administration building/my living quarters still needs work. When, after five months of sleeping in a small tent outside, Ti Luc and I could again sleep inside, the rest of the repairs needed on this building were not a high priority for me. Much more important to me to get the support Missionary House and the new Children’s Home done. Hopefully both will be finished soon.
I have often spoken of the need of good support workers here. HATS has been advertising for a couple. Well, Praise God, as of this afternoon, I have a commitment from a couple to come for a week in January. Hopefully they will then return to their home to pack up and join me in the work here. Hopefully my 18 hour days/7 days a week will soon be a lot less.
Proverbs 14:31 “Whoever is kind to the needy honours God.”
You have certainly shown your loving kindness to the needy. You have been honouring God.
As we finish up this year may we all look back without regrets, knowing we have helped others in every way possible. May you all be richly blessed by our loving heavenly Father as you continue to bless those less fortunate.
REMEMBER: IT IS ALL ABOUT THE CHILDREN
Thank you again. Merry Christmas. God bless you.
~Karen and her Haiti family