Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless,
The alien or the poor.
Let none of you plan evil in his heart
Against his brother.’
This is what 7:10 Foundation was formed around. Zechariah 7:10. Many of you have heard the story before, but It is on my heart to re cap.
On Christmas day in 2012, a team of 8 people from north central Minnesota departed from Minneapolis on a journey to Haiti for a missions trip. This team, along with many others, worked very hard to raise the $10,000.00 needed to go on this trip. We took this trip through an organization that we have come to love and respect, Children’s Lifeline. While there we visited orphanages and helped at a couple of feeding centers. We visited a museum in Port-Au-Prince and learned the history of Haiti. On Tuesday morning, the team was ready to leave at 8:00 am to visit another orphanage. We were not yet used to “Haiti time” and the team was getting anxious to leave, the clock said 8:15, then 8:30… JoEllen Smith, the missionary living at the compound at the time was headed up to the ware house, it was widows day. As long as we were not leaving she wanted to participate in the praise and worship that morning. Pam and I decided to tag along, better than sitting on a hot bus.
This was a major turning point for me in my love for Haiti. It was Christmastime. The question was asked of the widows, “What are you thankful for today?”
This question asked here, in America, might be answered with crickets chirping; instead what was heard was over 20 women all speaking their praises at once. All I could do was cry. These women were telling their stories, stories of faith and hope.
Some of these women were sick, some were homeless, some were starving. Yet all had praises to their Lord and Savior.
Fast forward >>>>>>>>>>>
7:10 Foundation is established, with the focus on widows and orphans. 3 trips to Haiti, and a vision has emerged. What we here at 7:10 have dubbed the “Widowage”
An orphanage is a home for orphans, the widowage would be the same only for widows.
Here is a rundown of what we know and what we hope to make a reality. We would like to work alongside Lifeline to purchase a property that Osmy, a director of Lifeline has found, for $10,000.00. According to Osmy, this property could be the home of 20 homes. 7:10 would like to be able to raise the money to build these homes for the use of widows that are in need. In the big picture we see a gated community with homes for widows in need. We see this community being self sustaining by growing gardens, having chickens, and using aquaponics. We see a community kitchen that would be available for all of the families in the community to use, to help limit the needs of charcoal.
How do we make this vision a reality? We do this with the help of people like you. What can you do?
Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
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7:10 Foundation can provide you a receipt for your charitable donation. We can accept Cash, Check, Credit/Debit . We have a donate now link above and these can be done securely through paypal.
We are also available to come and do a presentation for your Church or group. We would love to have some committed monthly supporters.
It is because of people like you that when we have this property purchased we can finally build the home that you helped provide the funding for. The home for Madam Datilus. You did this. You did this with your prayers, and your finances.
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