Saturday, October 15, 2011

Dresses for Haiti

   Many young girls lost all or most of what little they had during the 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti.  We got the idea to start making dresses for these young girls out of pillowcases and t-shirts.  The quilting ministry at our church got together on a Saturday and made over 115 of the t-shirt dresses.  They got inexpensive t-shirts and just added fabric to the bottom of them, making them longer and decorating them.  This past Wednesday some of the ladies from our quilting ministry got together with about 6 young ladies to teach them how to make these dresses.  This is going to be such a blessing.  Older ladies mentoring and teaching younger girls, giving these young girls a way to help change the lives of other young girls in Haiti.  We are hoping to introduce this ministry to other churches.
We will be taking these dresses that are made to Haiti in December, they think they will have about 150.

Something so simple is going to make such an impact.

I am happy to report that we now have 30 people committed to giving monthly (that's about 15% of our goal), Praise the Lord. When we get discouraged, He always shows us that this is what we are called to do.

We are in the process of getting our house ready to rent. We hope to get it rented by December. We are praying for someone to donate a 40 foot insulated tractor trailer, so we can store the furniture and supplies we are collecting for our move to Haiti.

We are still driving the old church van, besides the low gas mileage it continues to run. I am confident that if the Lord sees fit for us to have a better vehicle, He will provide it.

We will be spending the month of December in Haiti. We are leading a team from three different churches down so they can experience the vision we have. The team will only be there a week but we will stay for awhile to help out at the compound.

Since we have so many prayer requests I will make a list. If anyone can help with these needs please  email us,

Prayer List:
More opportunities to speak
Vehicle for in the states(dependable to drive on trips)
Supporters to come to us
40 ft insulated trailer
Good, long term renters for our house
Batteries and inverters, for house in Haiti
Solar power
Wind turbines
Vehicles to purchase here and ship down or buy in Haiti (includes ATV and UTV, for getting around compound and in mountains to save wear and tear on main vehical)

We are also in the process of writing letters to companies to see if they will donate supplies.

The Lord continues to show us that we can't do this on our own and that we need to rely on him daily.

Nicky went last month to New Bern, NC for disaster relief work, after hurricane Irene. There was a total of 27 from our church that went, Praise the Lord!! for those who served.