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Gilmans return to Haiti

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We are excited to share that God is making a way for us to return to Haiti this March to spread love, encouragement, and much-needed supplies to the orphans cared for by local churches. In 2013, God drew our hearts to the children of Haiti when He introduced us to Global Orphan (GO) Project and called us to begin fundraising for a school in Léogâne, Haiti in hopes of growing means of orphan prevention and sharing the gospel. In January of 2014, He increased our love for these orphans when we went on our first vision trip visiting 3 orphan villages in Port au Prince and Léogâne. (The video and photos below tell of our support efforts in Leogane and show scenes from our 2014 trip.) In 2015, Derek was planning to return but his trip was cancelled due to political unrest. We have continued to share our story, raise support for the school, stay in contact with GO Project, and pray, but after a move across country to LA, we did not know when we would be able to return to Haiti to once again minister in person. Then, just a few weeks ago, He presented an opportunity to go alongside a high school youth group from University Presbyterian Church (UPC) in Orlando led by Derek’s brother Josh. Here is more information about the upcoming trip and our reasons for going:
This fall, Hurricane Matthew tore through Port-au- Prince and southwestern Haiti leaving widespread damage and thousands homeless. We immediately began praying for ways to help in the rebuilding process and God has provided an opportunity for us to return with the GO Project to love and serve the orphans and their communities who were displaced during this disaster. While we are there, we will be encouraging, ministering, and delivering supplies to communities torn apart by high winds and flooding during the hurricane. Our team of 13 people departs on March 18th for 5 days and then returns to the U.S. on the 22nd. Our team will consist of adults and high school students from UPC Orlando. This trip consists of a daily routine of transportation, ministry activities, plain-old fun with the children, and team devotionals. We cannot wait to return to these children we love, and we look forward to being able to share God’s all-powerful love with them.
Unfortunately, the orphan villages we will be visiting suffered significant damage during the hurricane, and this will be our first opportunity to survey it ourselves. We are encouraged to know the kids are safe and sound, yet we want to see first-hand how best we can assist with long-term recovery. God is using his church to rebuild and restore Haiti, and we can’t wait to be a part of the work he is doing there.
In order for us to get on the ground in Haiti, it will cost $2,200 between airfare, food, and lodging. The beauty of these expenses is that the GO Project pays “living wages” to the Haitian staff and “profits” are used for orphan care throughout the country. James in the New Testament writes, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress.” Our hope is to bring the love of Christ to Haiti in a time of turmoil. Would you prayerfully consider giving a gift to help meet this need? Please also pray that God would prepare us to be His hands and feet so we can show Christ’s love to the kids.

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Goal $2,200.00
Raised $1,803.82
Starting February 5, 2017
Ending May 31, 2017
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Gilmans return to Haiti