Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Healing Haiti Staff Highlight: Jonas

We are pleased to continue the Healing Haiti Staff highlights, and introduce you to...Jonas!
  • Position with Healing Haiti: Translator, Driver
  • Interesting Fact:  Orphan, spent whole childhood at Mother Theresas or Home for Sick and Dying Babies
  • Favorite food: Everything!
  • Favorite sport: Soccer
  • Favorite subject: Science
  • Favorite Service Day with Healing Haiti: Mother Theresa's
  • If you could add one more activity for all short-term mission teams, what would it be? General Hospital for all teams
  • If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Qatar, Spain
  • Favorite Place in Haiti: Island Vache
  • What word would your friends use to describe you? Kind
  • If you had one wish, what would you wish for: To follow the rules of God
Thank you, Jonas, for all that you do for Healing Haiti!  We love you!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Sponsorship Team is Looking for New Members!

The Sponsorship Team is calling for more members!  The Sponsorship team manages the sponsorship program for our Grace Village children, Transition Program young adults, and our Elders. Soon, they will also be launching sponsorship for the students at Grace Academy as well!
They generally meet once a month (WITH snacks provided :). If you're interested in checking out this team to see if it's a good fit for you, please contact Sponsorship Team Lead Advocates Kari Uetz (kuetz.healinghaiti@gmail.com) or Emily Bruhn (erbruhn@gmail.com) either for more details!

Thank in advance for your interest in plugging into the Healing Haiti Volunteer Community through the Sponsorship Team!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Healing Haiti Staff Highlight: Cherley Nelson

We are continuing to highlight Healing Haiti Staff so we can get a chance to know them better and appreciate all the hard work they put into Healing Haiti.  Today we are excited to highlight Cherley Nelson!

Position: Guesthouse Staff
Favorite Food: Fish!
Start Working for Healing Haiti: February 2014
Favorite Food to Make at the Guesthouse: Tacos!
Info about yourself: Christian; generous; I love people. I'm getting married this December! :)
Birthday: September 22

Thank you for all that you do, Cherley!  We love you and are so thankful for you!

Friday, November 7, 2014

12 Feet of Trash

12 Feet of Trash...
...the perfect location for God's hope to be planted.

We don't want to touch it, smell it, or see it.  We throw it in our big garbage bin as quickly as possible and never have to see it again.  Out of sight.  Out of the way.

How would you feel if you had to live in the very waste you created?  The trash can was your front porch, and your yard was made up of years and years of compacted garbage.

This is the reality for residents of Cite Soleil, Haiti.  Trash is everywhere, but hope and joy can be hard to find.  We want to change this.  After years of delivering water to this city on a daily basis, we know there is potential here.  There is endless potential because of the incredible people in Cite Soleil who are gifted, intelligent, faithful and determined--people we want to provide with the opportunity to gather and worship and grow.  Join with us as we build a church that can provide a haven where the community can bloom.

We invite you invest in this critical area of our ministry.  To learn more about this initiative, visit our website by clicking here.

Did you know you can schedule your Give to the Max donation?  Don't risk forgetting to donate, and schedule your gift NOW!  Click here to schedule your donation.

Give to the Max Day is NEXT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13th!!  Mark your calendars, and kindly consider supporting this specific initiative!

Watch this video for a window into Cite Soleil and the people who God has called us to love!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Meet Morcine Scott-Warren, First Director of HR and Volunteer Development!

We are excited to announce that we have hired Morcine Scott-Warren as the Director of Human Resources and Volunteer Development.  As a member of the Organization's leadership team, Ms. Scott-Warren will be responsible for attracting, developing and retaining employees and volunteers. She begins her new position on October 27, 2014.

"We are pleased to welcome Morcine to the team", says "Cathy LeVahn, Board Member for Community Outreach, Sustainability, Human Resources and Sponsorship. "She brings a wealth of human resources and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. We look forward to her guidance and leadership in this critical area as we continue to grow and evolve to fulfill our mission."

With more than 16 years of Human Resources experience, Ms. Scott-Warren was most recently a Human Capital Partner at UnitedHealthcare. Her professional experience also includes leadership roles at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Circuit City, INROADS, and GPU. Her expertise includes talent acquisition, talent management, total rewards, employee relations, and organizational development.

Morcine expressed her thoughts about joining Healing Haiti, "As a native of the Caribbean, I am thrilled, honored and humbled to join an organization dedicated to serving Haiti's disadvantaged citizens while simultaneously providing opportunities to open the eyes, hearts and minds of those who are able to a serve and make a difference."

Morcine is active within her church and volunteers with many Twin Cities organizations. She holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Development from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Development from Lehigh University.

We are so excited to have Morcine join our ministry and look forward to what God has planned!

To contact Morcine, email her at mscottwarren@healinghaiti.org.