Hello! Thank you for simply reading my story below! I am raising money to serve with a missions outreach through an internship in Haiti. I am selling graphic design t-shirts, hoodies, and beanies, but this page is simply for individuals who would just like to donate directly to me. All proceeds will be put towards Haiti. Your support allows me to move forward in my career and with my studies. Help me help others by donating to my missions fund. Thank you!
Be still and know that I am Lord -Psalm 46:10
It started with a notebook, slightly worn, light green, and full of hopes and dreams. My very first prayer journal. Honestly, I don’t even know how to explain or express to you how much this journal means to me, it was a gift to me early in my High School years. This is a Gift of Hope notebook. Gift of Hope is a program to empower struggling women to open a small business to provide income for their families. Little did I know, the women who took heart and shared their stories, the woman who made my journal, and two very important members of my family planted in me a love for Haiti.
Gift of Hope provides struggling mothers with the skills and income they need to better care for their children.-Haiti Foundation Against Poverty (http://haitipoverty.org/our-story)
Two years ago, I broke away from the typical four-year, same-school, college experience. I gave God every bit of my life and he radically turned it upside down. He connected me with Rockford Reformed Church and said, “Go”. My heart was pounding with intense excitement as I stepped off the plane and into sweet Haiti. I had joined a long-term connection between Rockford Reformed Church and Haiti Foundation Against Poverty. H.F.A.P is a program that empowers mommas to keep their babies by providing them support and job training, giving them the skills and tools for success. They also have established a school and an infant rescue center to further hope for the children of Haiti. I walked onto their establishment and heard their stories. My heart was moved. This is where I wanted to be. Remember that notebook I told you about? The prayer journal that I prayed earnestly about what my future may hold? Those beautiful women who work for Haiti Foundation Against Poverty, they work for a program called Gift of Hope.
I know, full circle, my mind was blown away too. God is SO good! I realized that God has been stirring Haiti in my heart for many years and now, I am excited to announce that I have the opportunity to serve in an internship with Haiti Foundation Against Poverty in Haiti, this summer! I am currently selling T-shirts to fundraise for my expenses in sweet Haiti. If you would like a t-shirt, beanie hat, or zip-up sweatshirt, please private message me on Facebook or text me. The price that you pay covers the cost for the item and helps me get to Haiti. My hope is that you will purchase an item and wear it, keep it on you, give it as a gift, and will join me in praying over my journey this summer. I will be praying the verse Psalm 46:10 which reads, “Be still and know that I am Lord” Amidst the chaos of everyday and the growth that I am facing as I propel myself into life, my mind races. It races all the time. I am always jumping from one thing to the next. Currently, I'm always moving…talking, eating, reading, walking, listening, sitting in class, meeting up with friends, learning, cleaning, working, sleeping, and repeat. Be still. Two words that have been pressing on my heart for the last year. This verse comes from Psalm 46 which was written by temple assistants known as The sons of Korah. This chapter is written as an expression of quiet confidence in God’s faithful ability to save. In the midst of disaster and chaos, it’s important to rest at the feet of Jesus and rest in his sovereignty and grace…Whether you purchase an item or just feel led to encourage or pray over my time in Haiti or as I prepare to go, I ask that you would pray for a still mind, knowing in my heart that God is Lord over all things and hold my future as well as the futures of those I have the privilege to be with in Haiti.