Two are better than one; because they have good reward for their labor.
We have so many exciting things happening at 7:10. We have been blessed with a partner that we are very excited about, and it got me to thinking. We ask for support all the time… you all give for this, or that, and we accept your gifts with extreme gratitude. What if though, you were not just supporting us, but PARTNERING with us. Because in all reality that is what you have all done. Every time you support 7:10 Foundation you are considered a partner. You are just as invested as I am.
How can you partner with 7:10 Foundation? It is so easy. The easiest thing you can do to partner with us, is be a partner in prayer.
30 Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me, 31 that I may be delivered from those in Judea who do not believe, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, 32 that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed together with you.33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothingbe done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
I have testimony after testimony of what your prayer has done for me, for the foundation, and for all of our short term missionaries that have gone on trips with the foundation to Haiti. Every single time I stand in awe at what has been done, because you asked for it. I know, I know, I should not be surprised all the time, but…. I am. (Human nature I assume)
If you have been keeping updated on the blog, then you know that we have been blessed with property in our very favorite place in Haiti… La Digue. We have so many ideas spinning about what to do with the property and how to do it, before we have the partners committed to building homes. There are opportunities for grounds keeping, and farming. Your prayers for discernment and guidance on who and what would be much appreciated. The very first thing we need to do is put up a fence/gate around the property. I have not gotten a bid for that yet, but please pray that we will have the funds needed to complete this very first important task.
We have 2 families that live in the village that are not widows or single mothers, but are still in desperate need of a home or home repair, and employment opportunities. There are more than just these 2, but we try and focus on one or two families at a time. Our goal is to get these families on their feet, sheltered, and self sufficient. Please pray that the information and partners for these 2 families will come in. Below is photos of one of these families.
The family in the woods now have a completed home. You prayed, God listened and answered our prayers. When we first met the family in the woods they lived in a shack, on a dirt ground, with no protection from the elements. When it would rain, the ground would turn to mud and this is what the family would sleep in… Mud, not beds. We were able to quickly put up support and a roof, and this was enclosed with a tarp. Lifeline provided the family with two beds to get them up off of the floor. Not even 3 months later the funds were provided to bless this family with concrete walls, floors, and a porch. Now they even have landscaping…. This is what our partners were able to accomplish…..
Remember when we all rallied around Daniel? His family of 19 were all staying in a shack. We prayed, God answered……
Madam Datilus? The single mother of 5, that would have been the first candidate for a home in our Widowage…. She was homeless. We prayed and the funds to build a home were provided very quickly. She however did not own any property to build a home on, so we waited…. and we all prayed. Soon, a home on property came for sale, and it was the exact amount we had to build her a home. Coincidence? I think not.
Specific prayer requests right now would be:
~ Prayer partners to join with us in praying for all of the people of Haiti and that their needs may be met as they become known.
~ Financial partners will join with 7:10 Foundation to meet these needs. Specific needs right now are a. Rebuild/Replace homes for 2 families, b. funding provided for fence/gate around the property, c. financial needs for the short term missionaries traveling in June to be met, d. discernment with what to do and who to employ with the needs of the property in La Digue.
~Prayers for all of our current partners to share our story with all of their friends. Help us spread the word and the need.
We have a couple of ways you can help our building fund right now. Raising Hope; Building Homes (RHBH) campaign. We are asking for partners to commit to $10.00 a month towards our building fund. If we can get just 150 people committed to this, we can build 3 homes a year in Haiti for families in need. We have about 12 commitments right now, AWESOME! Some people choose to send a check every month, while others have paid for a few months at a time, and others have chosen the automatic recurring payment option through Paypal, which would send the funds from your account to ours. You can send a check to:
63508 450th St
Please memo RHBH
Or, you can visit our website at www.710foundation.org and click on Donate. This will take you to our Paypal site, where you can make a secure donation. You can choose to do a one time payment, or check the box to make this a recurring monthly payment. Again, please comment that this if for RHBH.
Thirdly, if you want to show off your partnership we have a highly fashionable t-shirt that you can wear to show your support. When wearing this t-shirt you have the opportunity to tell others about 7:10 Foundation, and ask if they will check it out! The t-shirts come in children sizes, Ladies sizes, and Unisex sizes up to size 4XL! Each shirt costs 20.00$. If we sell 150 t shirts we can raise 3000.00$!! You can do this by visiting www.booster.com/rhbh Hurry! This campaign ends on February 28th.
And as always, you can keep posted with all of our current happenings on our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/710foundation
Blessings to you all, I hope your day is great!