President’s Update-from Father Joseph Constant
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
I continue to be amazed at the dedication, from all over the United Sates, of so many individuals and communities to the Haiti Micah Project. On behalf of our brothers and sisters in Haiti, I want say, thank you.
With your help and support we are making a difference in the lives of God’s children in Mirebalais, Haiti. The creativity and love that sustain this ministry are truly inspiring. I am convinced this ministry springs from and is guided by the Holy Spirit. With your help, we can serve hot meals to 500 children, who have come to depend on this meal for their daily sustenance. We ensure that every child attends school and has access to school supplies and other personal needs. Through our Water Treatment Center, we continue to provide clean drinking water to the children and the community. At the SAES Home, we provide 24-hour care to 27 children, and also open our doors to children in distress and in need of temporary shelter while the Department of Social Services locates a relative willing to care for that child or young person.
We rejoice knowing that we are responding to God’s call to care for the “least of these” in our midst. I give God thanks for each and every person who offers their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life of God’s children in Mirebalais, Haiti.
Again, I give God thanks for you and your faith community for your continued support. I pray for God’s continued blessings upon you and your family as you continue on your Lenten journey.
If you have visited www.haiti-micah.org recently, you noticed a big change. We have redesigned our website to more fully reflect what we do and how we have grown in the past 9 years.
We began feeding meals to 200 vulnerable children in Mirebalais, Haiti in 2005 and now feed over 500 in addition to housing and caring for 27 orphaned and displaced children and providing school fees and supplies to many others.
This happened because while we continue to respond to immediate needs, we also look ahead to anticipate future needs. The website is part of our forward-thinking. We want to bring the needs of the children to the forefront and make sure you, our supporters, friends and partners, know what is happening every day in Haiti’s central plateau and how you can help. We also want to find new ways to reach those who are interested in our work and want to learn more.
The new website makes it easy to sign up for newsletters and information. You can also interact directly with news articles and blogs through the comments sections.
One exciting addition is Amazon Smile. We are now a partnering organization on Amazon. Sign up for Amazon Smile on your regular Amazon account and every time you make a purchase, a portion will go to your designated charity. It’s quick and easy. Follow the instructions here to sign up. It’s another great way to get involved while doing something fun (shopping!).
This new design is not static. With the help of web designer Adam DeSio (DeSio Studios), we will continue to grow and expand, not just our site, but our mission for the children of Haiti.