June 2021
Missionary Support Update
Sardis supports the missionary work in four international locations. Periodically, we receive updates from the missionaries who are receiving our support. Check out this video and letter from our missionary partner, Cindy Correll, regarding the current situation in Haiti:
Dear Friends,
Crime in Haiti’s cities and towns is so rampant that leaving your home means taking a chance.
Haitian parents fear each time their children leave for school. They hold their breath and are ever watchful when they go out for find food or work.

The deep fear of kidnapping or robbery or worse is like a terrible storm that won’t let up.
Haiti is on the brink of dictatorship. President Jovenel Moise’s term ended on Feb. 7, 2021 many of his critics and Haitian constitutional scholars claim. But near daily protests have not stopped him. If anything, critics claim, Moise is dangerously amassing more illicit power, including pushing for a referendum to adopt a new version of the Constitution written by Moise and which would give him greater power.

It’s almost been a year since I’ve been at my home in Port-au-Prince. Instability sent me back to the U.S. in September 2019, and when I was finally returned in March 2020 COVID-19 struck. World Mission evacuated me again. Yet, I share the Haitians’ fear and worry, even if only from far away.
In my eight years as a mission co-worker serving alongside the people of Haiti, I’ve never felt their hopelessness. Often, I share their many difficulties, but their faith always has been deeper. Help us to find resources to continue projects that create ways for them to feed their families with dignity and joy.
Thank you, friends, for all the many ways you support our ministry in Haiti, and my opportunity to accompany the people there, even while I am not with them in person. It is because of your gifts that we are able to walk with God’s people of deep faith.

Coming Up...
Eastern North Carolina Adult Mission Trip
Sardis will again be working with Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders in Eastern North Carolina. Our mission trip will be October 3 - 8, 2021. Please contact Brenda McKay if you are interested in more details about being a part of this mission team! 
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Roof Above
Roof Above has shared with us that they are hoping to be able to resume on site Room In The Inn hosting this year. More information will be shared with you as we receive a better description of their plans for the coming year. 
Women's Shelter Meal Ministry 
For over 18 years Kathy Templeman and Lora Zalaquett have led the meal ministry with the Women's Shelter, providing a dinner meal for approximately 200 individuals once a month. They managed this ministry so ably that Missions Ministry had little to no involvement. Both ladies have decided to step down and no longer lead this ministry. We are sorry to lose their leadership and drive to support the women and families at the shelter. Most of all we thank them for their dedication and service they have provided.
The Women's Shelter is in need of our support, so the Missions Ministry is attempting to restart this opportunity to provided monthly meals for the women and families at the shelter. If you are willing to become part of a group to redesign the ministry please contact Vic Lisciani.
Heart Math Tutoring
Heart Math Tutoring (“Heart Tutoring”) gives young students successful experiences in math through one-on-one, volunteer-delivered tutoring during the school day in Charlotte, NC. Heart Tutoring’s mission is to ensure that all elementary students develop the strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics needed for long-term success, by helping schools use volunteers as tutors.
Hundreds of community members are currently spending one hour per week delivering Heart Tutoring’s structured curriculum in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. You can support Sardis’ partnership with Rama Road Elementary by signing up to tutor.

Sign up to tutor at heartmathtutoring.org
Join the Missions Ministry
We are in need of individuals that want to make a difference in our local and international communities. It is an opportunity to see how much we need to depend on God. Come help us make a difference in the lives of our neighbors that are in need. Contact Vic Lisciani.