Thanks to the generous donations of so many of you, Christmas for our Community was a blessed time on Sunday afternoon, December 17th. All of the families and individuals we had featured were sponsored, and God multiplied your gifts in such a way that we were able to not only provide the items listed in the original announcement, but each family got two bags of beans and $150 in Haitian money, as well.
Steeve prayed with everyone and shared the truth of I John 3:16 - "This is how we know what love is. Jesus Christ laid down His life for us." God loved us so much that He sent His son, Jesus Christ, in the flesh, as a baby, to be our Redeemer.
Steeve shared that we at Haiti Awake and those of you who support our ministry are motivated by love, true love, love found only in Jesus Christ. He explained that the gifts were not from the staff but from others - most of whom have never been to Haiti and have never met anyone in our community.
Steeve went on to explain that our community is important to Haiti Awake, and how the gifts being distributed were not benefiting anyone associated with Haiti Awake. Instead, we are looking outward, to care for people in our community. We want our community to know that they matter to Jesus; and because they matter to Jesus, they matter to us.
Thank you to all who showed love by financially giving to this initiative. We pray that it will be an annual event that God will continue to grow for His glory.