Bright smiles shine across the faces of children as they learn about the life of Jesus and stories of God’s love. In November 2011, Timberline Church began a partnership with One Child Matters in Dubuisson, Haiti. This is a sponsorship based program, giving people the opportunity to financially support and pray for the precious children in Haiti by name. The financial support helps provide the children with schooling, food, and basic medical care.
In June 2012, a nine-member team traveled to Dubuisson to build relationships and do stucco work on a church building. They interacted with the church community through a time of worship and teaching. It was exciting to feel the presence of God’s kingdom in Haiti and see the children touched by Him.
During the summer of 2013, a team from Timberline Church met with a team from Ohio and travelled to Haiti to share God’s love and build lasting relationships with the children. Sponsors also had the privilege to meet their sponsored children face-to-face. The teams organized activities for children of all ages during Vacation Bible School. They painted and did crafts, played under the brightly colored parachute and held an intense soccer tournament.
The teams discovered what it meant to live in poverty and witnessed the poverty-stricken conditions in Haiti, causing relationships with the children to be that much more moving. Stay connected to the Love Reaches story to find out more about upcoming trips and sponsorship opportunities as this church-to-church partnership continues to develop.
(Courtesy of Storyteller Nicole Sutton)