for the "least of these" (UTWWK Ministry Update)

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Well, hello April!

Remember when I said that what happens in February doesn't stay in February? Well, add March to that list. And now that April is here it's time to put all that planning to the test.

Jeremiah, along with two fellow Jesus lovers/ playground builders, leave for Haiti this week. This trip has a lot of goals and components to it, but the main task at hand will be a playground build at Okipe Children's Village located in La Gonave, Haiti.

La Gonave is an island, approximately 30miles by 10miles, where 120,000 Haitians reside. It can be reached by a 40 minute boat ride from the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Historically, La Gonave became the place where the "undesirables" (criminals, sick and elderly, etc.) were sent from the mainland. If Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, then La Gonave is the place to truly find the least of these.

We are excited to be a part of a new story that is unfolding on the island...a story that gives the least of these a hope and a future, found in Jesus.

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As you can imagine, there are a lot of unknowns and uncontrollable variables with this trip. The logistics of getting all the supplies, lumber, and workers to the island itself is a major task and there is a lot outside of our control.

But, being outside our comfort and control zone is a really good thing as dependency on the Lord is "where the fun begins" according to Jeremiah, ha!

Thank you for your prayers for Jeremiah and the team over the next few weeks. And thank you for those that gave to bring this trip to fruition. What an amazing story that we all get to be a part of!

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Stay tuned over the next few weeks for pictures and updates!

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