We are exceptionally grateful for this year as we come to the end of 2016. There have been numerous milestones that we can look to as land marks of our journey in this mission to Haiti.
In May, Jim took over the leadership of Vine Ministry. This has allowed Evelyn to be relieved of the day to day business of Vine Ministry. One of the first things we were able to do was travel to churches and present our vision. Your hospitality never ceased to be amazing.
In August we traveled to Haiti for our annual event of presenting each student and their parents your support to attend school for another year. 155 students are attending school this year due to the gracious giving of 110 groups and individuals.
One parent wrote a very nice card expressing appreciation for sending his children to school.
It is written in French and is translated:
Thank you very much for the great service you gave me. May God bless you abundantly.
This beautiful attention was very appreciated. Decidedly, you are one of those people who help make this world a better place to live.
We had a wonderful meeting with our Board Members reviewing this last year and planning for the future. We do have our work cut out this next year. We will continue to expand the Clinic. We will also be developing plans for a school.
Please extend a warm welcome to our new Board Members Linda Seals, Daniel King and Gloria King. Gary Whitfield and Bill Seals will continue another term. Buddy Fitzgerald, Mary Dick, Greg Golden, Janet Elliot and Evelyn Dick are the rest of the Board. Their warmth and energy is contagious.
We are happy to know that a group of Doctors and some of the youth are traveling to Cayes. This town was recently hit by the hurricane Mathew. Pastor Wilnes has some family in this area. They will be offering help where ever needed. You are helping this team financially through Vine Ministry. Thank you for your generous support to Vine Ministry to continue to enable Vine Church to help those in need.
We are especially thankful for the gift from the Judy and Tucker Maxwell Fund of the Franklin County Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Maxwell, Jr.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and may all of your families be blessed in this Season. Thank you for praying for us and Haiti faithfully through the year and supporting financially.
James Dick 574-534-8325 Jimandjo.firstname.lastname@example.org
Evelyn Dick 229-291-3480 Haitibabemema1@aol.com
Evelyn’s book, Life on the Edge, “34 Years of Ministry in Haiti”, may be ordered by sending $15.00 plus $3.00 to Vine Ministry, PO Box 967, Goshen, IN. 46527
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