Meet Mm Datilus. In the photo above Jenna and I are praying for this single mother. I have learned since our trip that not only is she a single mother of two crippled girls, but of a total of 5 children. The need for her to have a place to call home is high. I am trying to learn more about her and her children so that I can tell you more about her story, and I will pass on anything that I learn.
What I do know is that she moved to the village from the mountains with her 5 children, and the father is not in the picture . I do not know the ages of the crippled girls, or the cause, but I do know that because of their disabilities they are not able to attend school. She has one child that will be attending the lifeline highschool, in the 7th grade, and two that will be attending Hatte mahee and are both in pre-school. When we left Haiti in July, we stopped to say good bye and at that time she was staying with a pastor and his family.
When you help financially to build a house through lifeline, the work will be done by Haitians. They take much pride in their work, and lifeline likes the new home owner to be as involved as possible. This way it isn’t just a handout, it is a true gift from God, and appreciated by all involved. Right now she does not have her own property, so lifeline is looking into that for us. The cost of a two room home with a porch (which is pretty standard) is $5000.00. This will be our first goal, and may be adjusted when the property availability becomes known.
Our application for tax exempt status has been sent, and we are able to back date receipts of donation to the date we sent the application, so pending our approval from the IRS all donations can be used as a tax deduction.
Please pray for the goal of $5000.00 to be met so that we can get this family into a home of their own. The power of prayer is simply amazing, and witnessed on a very regular basis in Haiti. I have heard so many miraculous stories of successful prayers that I know if you are praying, it will be. If you feel led to donate to the new home please visit our website at
We have an account through pay pal, and Sam has made sure everything is very secure. I will keep you posted to the progress of the fundraising and any updates I hear about the family.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
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Blessings to you all, I hope you are all staying healthy and can enjoy this final weekend of Summer!