Haiti Team Newsletter (#1)

May 6th

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Hey team,

I want to say thank you to all of you for supporting our team that is headed to Haiti this summer.  You are receiving this newsletter because you gave us your email address and asked to either be on our prayer team or to be informed with what our team’s progress is.  Emotional support, prayer support and financial support are vital for our team.  Thanks for joining us.

It’s our goal to send a newsletter out about once a month from here on out as our trip is approaching.  We cant wait to fly out August 1st.  Each newsletter we send will serve to do three things; celebrate with you some cool things that are happening, share to you where we are financially and what our big goals are coming up, and lastly update you on what we are working on as we keep prepare moving forward.

Celebrate

We have had two team meetings at this point and I am really excited about everyone on this team.  Each student has unique gifts and talents and all bring different things to our group.  In our first meeting we asked how support letters were going.  Many shared how they felt asking for financial support.  Most approached it with a reluctant spirit but many shared how they were overjoyed when they got their first checks in the mail.  I was talking with one of our students and her parents early on in this process and they mentioned to me that they felt that $1800/person for this trip was a little intimidating and they were skeptical.  They continued to tell me that their daughter raised what she needed to through support letters in the first two weeks of sending them out.  It was a huge answer to prayer for them.  Many of you were a part of her joy.  Thanks you for your sacrifice.

Financial

We are right on track but we still have a long way to go.  Mosaic is hosting two fundraisers to help us with the final amount we need to raise.

This Saturday from 11-1pm we are hosting a Soup Cook-off with a Student Auction attached to it where our team will be auctioning their selves off to attendee’s for much needed spring/summer service project we all have.  More information on this fundraiser can be found on our blog: mosaicyouthportland.wordpress.com

Please join us in praying that we make $3,000 with this event.

Update

At our last meeting we divided our 15-team members in to five small groups of three.  These small groups will be responsible for leading teams of Haitian students in our student camp when we are in Haiti.  In upcoming meetings we will be planning on what our student camp looks like and we look forward to updating you as we lock things into place.  We are currently working hard on team-building and setting expectations for each team.  We will keep you informed as things progress.

Next Team Meeting: June 1st, 9-12pm.  Please keep uplifting this team of students in prayer.

We cant thank you enough for all your support.

If you receive this email and would like to send a personal encouragement to the student you are supporting and praying for, please respond to this email and I will make sure they get your email at our next team meeting.

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2 thoughts on “Haiti Team Newsletter (#1)

  1. I would like to write a check to support this, but I accidently recycled the letter. The commitment card doesn’t state who to write the check to….. can you let me know?

    • Thank you so much for writing. All checks are made out to mosaic. If your address is correct on you check then you’ll get a tax receipt at the end of the year.

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