JUNE 2019
What's New
Included in this issue:
What's in a Name? | Empowering Women | On the Patio 6/22 & 6/23
New Video Details Meaning of School's Name: Collège Lumière
In this second Haiti Hearts Coalition video, hear Pastor Samuel speak about his vision for Collège Lumière and the depth of meaning to that name. Learn how one of our local schools plans to support Sam's effort to bring academic excellence to southern Haiti. Find out how you can play a part in making this dream a reality!
Microfinance Program Succeeds in Empowering Women
Poto mitan. It means “pillars of society” and is a term often used to describe Haitian women. Many of these women are their family's sole breadwinner, frequently selling goods in the markets to keep their children fed. In an effort to foster family stability, Pastor Samuel and his team launched a microfinance program in 2016 designed to help women grow their businesses.  Read more.
Visit Us 6/22 & 6/23 After Service on the Mariners Patio!
Next weekend, 6/22 & 6/23, the Haiti Ministry will be featured on the patio as the Global Outreach Next Step out of Pastor Eric Geiger's next message in The Good Father series.

For those of you who've been to Haiti, met the amazing kids at the Glory Glory Center, and know about Pastor Sam's incredible heart to empower his kids, this is a great opportunity to share your stories with our church.

Sign up here to formally volunteer or simply stop by after any service - and bring some friends! We'd love to see you!
Creole Phrase of the Month
Collège Lumière
School of Light
HOW TO HELP
PRAY
Pray for our team while they're in Haiti 6/26-7/3 , that they enjoy safe travels and a transformative experience as they work alongside Sam and his team to assemble the kindergarten playground at Collège Lumière.

Pray for Pastor Sam, the children living in the Glory Glory Center, the wellbeing of the people of Torbeck, and that God guide Haiti’s government leaders to make wise choices.
GIVE
Donate to College Lumiere.
Your Financial Gift will create long-term sustainability for Sam's ministry, while simultaneously educating thousands of students and creating jobs.

Give to Sam's Kids.
Until the school is complete, help us care for the children in Sam's care by "Adopting a House" at the Glory Glory Center.
GO
Get involved by volunteering, attending an event or going on a faith adventure.

Join our volunteer team by coming to one of our monthly meetings. Our next meeting will take place Sunday, September 15,
12:30 - 2:00 pm. Click here for details and to RSVP.