Friday, December 1, 2017

$2,000 Haiti Challenge

The Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches, of which FBCD is part, has presented our region with a challenge to raise $60,000 for an elementary school, College Matondo (picture to left), in Cap Haitian, Haiti. Evergreen has been part of the planning and development of this school since its beginning in 2012.

The school is sponsored by the Haitian Baptist Convention and is being supported by two of our American Baptist missionaries, Nzunga Mabudiga and Kihomi Ngwemi. In 2015 Rev. Henderson and Michael Holmes participated in a mission team to Haiti to see the ongoing work happening in Cap Haitian. The Evergreen Association is seeking 30 congregations to give $2,000 each toward the $60,000 goal. With these funds, we will be able to see the completion of College Matondo. With funds secured, the school will open for classes in the Fall of 2018.

With the support of the Church Council, Rev. Henderson challenges our congregation to raise $2,000 by the end of December. To support this challenge, please place “College Matondo” on the memo line of your check or on the pew envelope.

Also, if you’re interested in seeing this work first-hand, there will be a delegation of Evergreen Association members visiting Haiti March 2-10. Rev. Henderson and his daughter Ana will be going. Contact him if you would like more information.

Please consider what over-and-above gift you can offer to help us meet this $2,000 challenge by year end. $10, $25, $50, $100, $500? Remember, there’s far more we can do together than any of us can do on our own.

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