BENEFITING: WINGS OF REFUGE INC
Driving in Haiti is nothing short of CRAZY, but I need (and want) to do it! In order for me to continue to effectively live and work here on the ground, this is the next step. If WE were to raise the funds needed for a truck, it would open up a lot of new doors for me personally, but most importantly for the children at Wings of Refuge.
Want to know EXACTLY what I would use the truck for?
For the months of July and August I will be adding ONE door that will be opened (every few days) if we were to raise the support needed for a truck. The kids and my roommates will also be sharing what a truck would mean to them - sounds fun right? Look out for videos, pictures and other fun stuff throughout the next two months!
Can't donate? I completely understand. There are seasons in life where we just are not able to give - and that is OK. Will you then consider being an advocate and posting this page on Facebook and Twitter? It's free and easy to do! Thank you in advance for advocating for, "Off Roading in Haiti" - you guys are awesome!
Feeling led to Give? THANK YOU! Thank you for walking alongside me on this crazy journey of living and loving in Haiti. If it weren't through the generosity of friends, family, and even strangers back in the states, I wouldn't be able to serve on the ground full time. I am so humbled and thankful for Jesus' provision through incredible people like.... YOU!
Door 1: The ability to take some of the kids at WOR out each weekend for some one on one time!
Door 2: To get groceries from the grocery store! The nearest store is over 30 minutes away, and with no access to a car I am not able to go as often as I need to.
Door 3: Traveling Mercies. Being a white girl from America, let's face facts, I can't do what everyone else does. I especially can't take public transportation. Getting a truck would allow me to feel much safer while traveling.
Door 4: Fixing Boo Boos. Since we don't have an official Wings of Refuge vehicle, this truck's priority would be first and foremost to the kids. Visits to the doctor and emergencies may come up in the future, especially with 34 children, and I want to have the ability to get them to a hospital as quickly as possible. Please consider helping make this dream a reality!
Door 5: A blessing to the Babe Cave. I am incredibly grateful to live in a home with 6 other wonderful women who love Jesus and are serving full time in Haiti. With little access to a car, this truck would be able to serve the Babe Cave when we need to get somewhere! I can't begin to tell you what an answer to prayer this would be!
Door 6: Helping with Teams. Teams are a blessing, however they also require all hands on deck. The truck (and I) would serve as a resource for Pas and Lynny while teams are in town. Taking them to see more of Haiti, visiting the kids, or just getting them where they need to go - I can be that girl once we have the truck!
Door 7: Emergencies. So far, I am blessed to say that we have not had any real emergencies (Praise God!). However, they may come up. One of the kids, my roomates, or even myself needing to get to a hospital ASAP. The truck would be able to serve us all at this capacity.
Door 8: Play Dates. Our munchkins at WOR want to make new friends and so do the kids at my roomates' children's home - Child Hope. We want to start setting up some play dates and fun things for us to do together, but because we don't have consistant transportation, we can't. A truck changes all of that!
Door 9: Running Errands. You know how when you need something or something breaks you just hop in the car (or walk) to Home Depot or wherever and easily get to where you need to go? Well we can't for WOR or the Babe Cave. Lynny is only one person with a car and it's hard for him to keep up with the needs of 34 children and a full time staff. It's also a burden for those of us at the Babe Cave to continuously ask our (extremely generous) friends to borrow their car - AGAIN. Many times we leave things broken MUCH longer than they should be because we can't get where we need to go. We would love to be able to go run errands and feel just a bit more productive in Haiti!
Door 10: Networking. I am a firm believer in working together. Many hands make light(er) work. This could not be more true when it comes to working in a country like Haiti. I believe that there is a lot to be learned from existing organizations here, and I would like to go see, meet, and talk with those who are doing things well. With a truck, this would be able to happen more frequently.
Door 11: WATER! Did you know you can't drink the tap water in Haiti? If you didn't - now you do! Drinking, cooking, brushing our teeth - we use bottled water for all of these things so we don't get what I like to call.... "Haitian Sensation". We go through a lot of jugs of water as you can imagine, and we've had a few close calls with almost running out of water at the Babe Cave. It's not fun at all. Help change that by supporting me getting a truck!
Door 12: Rest Day Outings. Everyone deserves a day off once in a while. We all need that time to rest and recharge. It helps us to do our work well without getting burnt out - right? Haiti is a beautiful country with beautiful things to see and do - if you have transportation. Hiking in the mountains, taking a trip to the beach, grabbing Ice Cream in an air conditioned restaurant. These things bring joy and rest. Being able to more easily get to these places would be nothing but a blessing.
Door 13: A blessing to others. Yes, my work here in Haiti is mostly focused on Wings of Refuge, but I believe that I should come alongside others whenever an opportunity presents itself. God is going to bring new people in my life when He blesses me with the truck - people He wants me to share with and bless through the truck. I'm looking forward to these encounters!
Door 14: Partnering. Doors are opening to partner with existing organizations here is Haiti. It's a beautiful thing. But there are meetings to be had and places that we need to get to. Let's get there and start moving forward!
Door 15: Independence (or at least a little more of it). The #1 reason on my Cons list for living in Haiti was "loss of independence". It's something that I've struggled with for a long time, but it's also been an opportunity for God to teach and grow me. I've learned A LOT about patience and understanding haha. In this next season if getting a truck, I am ready to get some of my independence back and I think I would be a good steward with it.