Haiti Mission Trip

We’re on our way with Haiti BuyAMile!
You can keep us going! The total cost of the trip is $8.35 a mile for our whole group. There are three ways to give: (1) Text “FPCLEX BuyAMile” to 73256 and give to the Youth Missions fund (standard messaging rates may apply). (2) Donate online by selecting “Youth Missions” in the drop down menu and adding the memo “Buy a Mile.” (3) Write a check with “Buy a Mile” in the memo line.

Haiti Book Mob

Looking for a copy of any of the books listed below?  The church office can order a copy for you!  Contact the office at 859.252.1919 or [email protected]

Haiti Water Project

Sunday, June 3

10:00 am in the Breckenridge Rm

Discussion led by Kelly Abraham and Sarah Aubry

Clean water is not a guarantee in Haiti. Children at the schools we partner with in Haiti drink clean water from plastic bags that the school provides. We’re working with the school to change that. We’re working to create a long-term, sustainable source of clean water for the students and their families. We’ve completed stages 1-5 in a 7 stage project. Come to learn about our work there, our progress and how clean water creates a local mini-economy.

 

Why Haiti? &  Working with Poverty

Sunday, June 17

10:00 am in the Breckenridge Rm

Discussion led by Mark Davis

Why do two nations (Haiti and Dominican Republic) share the same island yet speak different languages and have such different standards of living? Given the limited government resources there, what is our role as Christians? Each year thousands of churches, including FPC, engage in work in an effort to help the poor. Sometimes this has the intended effect. Sometimes it does not. Read the book, When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself, or the article summarizing it (available here) to join a discussion on the challenges of working with poverty.


Book Mob Discussion

Sunday, June 24

10:00 am in the Breckenridge Rm

Discussion led by Anna Bosch

We’ve built a long-term relationship in Haiti, in part, this is because we’re engaged, not only going on trips & offering financial support, but in learning about the Haitian culture—their strengths and the issues they face. Join us this Sunday to discuss The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster by Jonathan Katz and the complex origins of underlying Haiti today. Author Jonathan M. Katz was the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti on January 12, 2010, when the earthquake struck. He describes the terror of that day, the devastation visited on ordinary Haitians, and the monumental—yet misbegotten—rescue effort that followed.