Sharing the knowledge of our Savior is tremendous and important work - it is going on both at home here in Texas, on a national level and internationally.
Our attention was first drawn to Branch Lutheran Schools of Haiti when we heard the numbers of children supported there, including orphans. Children receive the opportunity to go to school, be in a safe place and hear the truth and love of their savior, Jesus Christ.
The challenges that called workers face daily are great, which is what makes pastors, teachers, staff ministers and others such special people; they are able to look past the worldly towards a divine call. And still volunteer their hand: choose me. In Haiti, that is an understatement.
A quick search on the US travel advisory site informs briefly and succinctly of the challenges of daily living in Haiti; the political instability; the gang violence - murders and rape and kidnapping run rampant in neighborhood streets. The most recent press shows that Doctors Without Borders had to temporarily close a hospital in Cite Soleil due to gang violence, which has left dozens dead in a number of weeks.
What more can be done for our brothers and sisters in Christ in Haiti? Donations help; to help pay for capital on buildings, to the extremely inflated fuel, to salaries for the teachers and meals for the children. And prayer. There is grit and resilience marching forward daily in the Lord's work that is done to sustain life despite the conditions. It will be the Haitian people who will overcome their obstacles in God's time.
We, as our small family of 5 will continue to tithe and to pray for these Caribbean neighbors of ours. I respectfully request if you can too, please do.
Lauren Frey is a guest author, stay at home mother of three, homeschooling family, business owner and currently living in South Texas.
Branch Lutheran Schools of Haiti, Inc.