Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Healing Haiti Sweetheart Ball - February 14th, 2015

Purchase tickets today for you and someone special to attend Healing Haiti's 4th Annual Sweetheart Ball!

Join us this Valentine's day for a delightful evening filled with Healing Haiti friends, good food, and plenty of dancing, all to celebrate how God has moved through the ministries of Healing Haiti over the past eight years. 
We will carry on the tradition of dancing to Jerry O'Hagan's 14 piece orchestra and having fun with the photo booth, but we also have some new experiences in store to keep this event fresh and fun.
Join us Valentine's Day, February 14, 2015
  • 5pm: Cocktails and Sharing with Friends
  • 7pm: Dinner
  • Followed by Dancing All Night Long!
  • 'Black Tie' optional
  • Crown Plaza Riverfront Hotel in Downtown St. Paul
  • A ticket price of $35 attached to a tax deductible donation of $65 reserves your spot for the night for only $100
Whether you come with someone special, single, or just wish to share the night with family and friends, please join us for the Healing Haiti Sweetheart Ball!

Monday, December 22, 2014

New Library Arrives at Grace Academy

Library Lead Advocate Ann Spinner felt God plant a seed in her heart in March of 2013 to bring literature to Grace Academy.  Through as string of miracles only God can receive credit for, 6,000 books were donated from a variety of sources, namely Books for Haiti, who donated 5,200 books.  Receiving donations was just the beginning—with help from family and friend, Ann orchestrated the processing and cataloguing of all 6,000 books at her dining room table.

The books were shipped to Haiti this past summer, and during the week of December 8th, Ann traveled to Haiti to work with other short-term missionaries and staff to assemble shelves, unpack, and organize books in the two new library buildings.

This library is such a blessing to students and teachers.  Many staff have shown interest in helping to manage and take care of the library.  We are so blessed by Ann, whose tireless energy to follow through on God’s calling made all of this possible!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Healing Haiti Staff Highlight: Gates Lindquist

As many of you may already know, we have been actively recruiting for 3-month internships in Haiti.  We are so happy to introduce you to our first intern, Gates Lindquist!  Gates is interning at the Guesthouse, and we wanted to let you know a little more about her!

Name: Gates Lindquist
Healing Haiti Position: Guesthouse Intern
First visit to Haiti: November 2013
Favorite Haitian food: Black Bean Soup & Pumpkin Soup
Favorite part of living at the Guesthouse: "Watching the development of our short-term missionaries. Every person's heart is touched by Haiti in a different way, I love watching and hearing about the personal interactions Team Members have with the Haitians that make up this beautiful culture.  It is amazing watch God work in the hearts of each Team Member from the first Monday the arrive to the Monday the leave; it's amazing to watch the transformation."
Goals for the next few months in Haiti: Learn all of the children's names and individual personalities, and become fluent in Creole.
Fun Fact: My first name really is Gates!
Favorite food to bring me from the US: Starbucks Refresher drink packets and anything from Trader Joes!

Welcome, Gates!  We are excited to have you as a part of our team!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Here am I. Send me.

Join us this winter on a short-term mission trip and experience a journey like no other. Come as you are, but be prepared for God to move in your heart as you deliver water to the poorest slum in Haiti, care for the sick and dying, feed the hungry, and give hope and joy to countless children and families.  God never cease to amaze us when we wholeheartedly live out his calling to bring the good news of salvation to all people!
If this opportunity is tugging on your heart, we have partial and full team slots available during during the following dates:
  • February 23 - March 2
  • March 2 - 9
  • March 16 - 23
If you are interested in learning more, contact us at missions@healinghaiti.org and provide your contact information and the number of people who would like to travel with you.  We may be able to accommodate alternative dates as well.

Feel free to share this invitation with family and friends who may also be interested in taking advantage of these awesome winter & spring break opportunities! 

Healing Haiti Missions Leaders