Looking for ways to help with the devestation in Haiti?
Alecia Settle, a homeschooling mom & the author of Visualize Haiti, has given me permission to share this information with you.
Alecia’s ministry supports mission work in Haiti and around the globe, but she has a special affection for Haiti, as you’ll see…
Here’s Alecia’s advice on a few options to help Haitians right now:
Thank you for your concern about Haiti. This has been a very hard week for our family. We have worked in Haiti meeting physical needs in the name of Jesus since 2004. We have a nearly 7 year old Haitian daughter we adopted at age 3.
As you are probably seeing on the news, the most immediate need is financial because supplies are so hard to get in right now. This is due not only to the paperwork involved in getting them through customs, but it also means someone has to get down to customs to “negotiate” with the customs agent on a price to release them, assuming they aren’t stolen before they arrive.
The missionaries actually living in Haiti have tried and true less expensive and more efficient ways of acquiring exactly what they need if they have the money.
I will be heading down over the next couple of weeks, but in the mean time I will list several options of friends I know personally who will be good stewards of your money or donations:
They have a church, hospital and school on site.
This is Church of Christ and has a feeding program, school, and medical clinic. These are the folks I work with most.
This is my daughter’s orphanage and is non-religious based.
Operated by a Christian friend of mine. You will see her interview with Matt Lauer on the website.
Please pray about your donations and give any way you feel led.
If you feel led, I encourage you to support the families of Haiti, in anyway you can. Another option of course is to purchase Alecia’s book Visualize Haiti, where 100% of the profits go towards her mission work. And it is a beautiful way to share Haiti with your children, and make real the tradegy the Haitian people are experiencing.
P.S., Please feel free to share this with anyone you know who might be looking for a way to help the Haitians. It will greatly bless those who are on the island first-hand doing the work to help the children and families of Haiti.