Teacher 2 Teacher.... 2017 TRIP DATE .......March
I am writing on behalf of a group of teachers and nurses in Sherman, Texas. We are working in conjunction with the nonprofit organization, “Made4worship” to fund a mission trip to Neply, Haiti on March. We will be traveling to Neply to work with a group called “myLIFEspeaks” that is trying to make a difference in the lives of the people in Neply. We would ask first and foremost that you would pray for us and the people of Neply.
“MyLIFEspeaks” is an organization that works to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves”. The purpose of our trip to Neply, Haiti include the following:
To Bring the Gospel of Christ to those in need in Haiti.
To offer our assistance in the planning of the new school that “myLIFEspeaks” that opened in August of 2015 “LIFE Academy”.
To provide educational materials and workshops for teachers.
To work directly with the families of children with special needs that live in Neply.
To assist the medical staff at the local “myLIFEspeaks” medical clinic.
To work with the weekly tutoring and feeding programs that are provided by “myLIFEspeaks” to the child slaves and malnourished children in Neply.
Many in the Haitian culture practice voodoo and consider children with special needs to be cursed. As a result many of these children are abandoned by their families or killed in some cases. In the village of Neply, “myLIFEspeaks” has been successful in changing this misconception. They have started a class for these special needs students in the area. These children, who have never had an opportunity to receive an education before, are beginning to be seen as valuable and worthy of educating.
Another cultural norm in Haiti is child slavery. These children are called "restavecs.” The majority of child slaves are not allowed by their owners to attend school, because they too are not considered worthy of an education. “MyLIFEspeaks” has been able to convince many of the “restavec’” owners to allow them to come to the community center twice a week for a hot meal and tutoring. The age range of these children is seven to sixteen. It is the goal of “myLIFEspeaks” to help these children learn to read and write, and to allow them to just be children for a short time each week.
We would greatly appreciate your prayers and support as we endeavor to be HIS hands and feet. If you feel led to donate financially to support this trip please make your check payable to Made4worship or use the PayPal donations link that can be found at www.thepath4life.org. Our projected expenses including airfare and trip fees are $1600 / person. We are also raising funds to buy needed supplies for “LIFE Academy.” Your contributions are tax deductible, all funds will be deposited into “Made4Worships” account and will be used to pay airfare, trip fees, and supplies.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!