Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Healing Haiti Sweetheart Ball 2015: A Celebration of Infinite Love and Hope

It is with full hearts that we write to celebrate the huge success of this years' Sweetheart Ball.  We couldn't feel more blessed; what a wonderful way to celebrate Valentines Day, savoring God's love for us, for Haiti, and our love for each other!

This year we are happy to share that we had the most successful event yet, and over 460 lovely guests celebrated with us.  The photo booth was a bigger hit than ever, and the fun props made for some awesome pictures!  D'Arcy Teasley had her jewelry on sale, which is always a hit, and we gave away two pairs of fully-funded trips to Haiti.  Amazing!

The 2015 Sweetheart Ball marked the start of the "Hope Grows Here" initiative, which supports the Hope Church & School in Cite Soleil, Haiti.  Guests had the opportunity to fund a tile that will be installed as part of a 'commemorative wall' celebrating what God has done and will continue to do within the walls of the church, school and community.  Guests could write out a Scripture, message, and/or name on the customized tile to show their support of this initiative.

We are so excited to share that we have raised 80% of the funds needed to build the church and school!!  Amazing!!  Ground has already been broken and construction is underway, and we are eagerly expecting God to meet us with the remaining 30%.  We serve an all-powerful God who has met us every step of the way, and we know that Hope Church & School is going to make a huge impact in Cite Soleil and the surrounding community.

We extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all who attended the Sweetheart Ball, joined us in the Hope Grows Here campaign, and who have joined us in supporting Hope Church & School.  We cannot adequately show our appreciation for your partnership in this initiative.

If you would like to be a part of the "Hope Grows Here" initiative, CLICK HERE to learn more about this initiative and fund a customized tile that will live on for years to come as a message of hope in Cite Soleil, Haiti.