June 2013 - Letter from Haiti
My recent trip to Haiti a stark reminder of how tough life is for the people there; especially the children. It’s hard for you and I to imagine having to wake up every morning wondering if we’ll have enough to eat. But that’s what life is like for most Haitian people. They live in a nation where there is little food and clean water. Thousands upon thousands still live in shanties or make shift shelters. There is no real economy and definitely no jobs. Most people only make 1 or 2 dollars a day.
All of the children in our orphanages have heart-wrenching stories that makes this all so personal. Without divine intervention and people like you and I who are willing to step up and make a difference they have little or no chance to beat the odds. Consider this:
• Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living below the poverty line.
• Over 50% of children aged 5–17 do not attend school. Only 23 percent of adults have completed secondary school.
• Over 300,000 children are living in what the United Nations says is a "modern form of slavery."
• The majority of these children are recruited as gang members, kidnapped, sexually and physically abused, tortured, abandoned and traded like personal property.
Unless we continue to take action, these children will be tomorrow's uneducated and untrained adults, forever trapped in grinding poverty and worse. The reality is, we can and will help save the lives of hundreds and even thousands of these precious children.
Please pray about sowing a generous gift into our various Haiti “His Kids” projects. I can promise you that what you do to bless these precious children will open the door for the Lord to come in like a flood and help you and your family.
Our trip to Haiti this summer was described by Pastor Tiz Huch as one of the most wonderful experiences in 35 years of ministry! Joined for the very first time by daughter Katie and daughter-in-law Jennifer, they fell in love with everyone of the precious kids in our orphanage just outside of Port Au Prince! During this visit we saw the progress being made with the digging of a new well, the work on the new roof for the dining area, the fresh coat of paint through-out the entire facility and most of all the bonding that took place between our team and these amazing kids. We're helping them beat the odds in Haiti!
All of us at DFW New Beginnings feel so blessed to be a part of creating a future for these kids filled with hope, destiny and so much more. With the help of you and all of our partners we are providing food, clean water, a home, beds, education, church and love for these little guys! We can never thank you enough for all of your prayers and ongoing support. Together, we are making a great impact for God!
Our most recent trip to Haiti was another powerful and
life-changing experience. We visited the children in our orphanage just west of Port Au Prince and saw once again how our giving is making a difference. By feeding, clothing and sheltering these precious kids we are literally saving them from a life of unimaginable poverty and hopelessness. Then, while ministering some 15,000 local families, church members, leaders and Pastors at the conference God spoke to Pastor Larry to take on the feeding of another 3,000 of these precious Haitian children. It was clear that God wanted us to step-up and save these lives.
For less than a $1 a day you can partner with us to feed these beautiful kids and put an end to their hunger pangs. Quite frankly, unless we act with compassion and kindness these children are simply going to have to eat from garbage on the streets or just go hungry…and we can’t let that happen. Overall we have given our word to provide food and supplies to 4,000 children and also clothing, shelter, medical and educational relief to the children in our two Haitian orphanages and in our Dominican schools. It’s a big commitment to be sure but together we can make it happen. And as we know what we make happen for others God will in turn make happen for us.
Please take a few moments to view the latest videos and photos from our February 2012 mission and pray about supporting this significant outreach. Your regular monthly offering of $25 or more will really help make a difference so please let us hear from you today.
We just returned from Port Au Prince, Haiti with another God-given opportunity to
save the lives of 48 orphan children and so much more. These precious kids are in
a desperate situation and need divine intervention; so we’re stepping up to provide
them with the help they so urgently need. How could we ever say no? Please let God
speak to you about sowing into this missions outreach.
the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti in January of 2010 a team of ministers
led by Pastor Larry Huch traveled to Port au Prince on a humanitarian mission. Amidst
the devastation and chaos they arrived to guarantee the delivery of a shipload of
food, water, clothing and supplies to thousands of survivors in several of the massive
tent cities that sprung up around the city.
During this very first trip Pastor Huch was told of the desperate conditions of
36 orphans who had lost parents and family in the quake.
were living in horrendous conditions in an isolated area in the mountains above
the city. From the moment they arrived and saw those precious children, God birthed
a vision in the heart of Pastor Larry-the New Beginnings Boys and Girls Home. It
would be a dwelling place for orphaned children to live, be fed, clothed, cared
for and to grow up surrounded by the love of God.
In the months to follow one miracle after another took place. The partners of Larry
Huch Ministries and members of DFW New Beginnings Church responded with an outpouring
of love, prayers and financial support. Because of their compassion these children
were literally saved from death but also from a life of unimaginable poverty and
Together we built a fully equipped orphanage in an 'impossible location under impossible
circumstances.' In the natural the logistics involved in getting vehicles, equipment
and supplies into this mountain area was and is absolutely out of the question.
But our God is and always will be a God of miracles!!
With the help of many good people the actual construction of living quarters, kitchen
and bathrooms and the fresh water well was completed in record time. What should
have taken a year or more to finish was completed in just about three months. What
a blessing to these kids and the staff. Our sincerest “thanks” to all of our partners
for helping make the vision come to pass!
in addition to our ongoing support of the orphanage we have become friends with
Fishers of Men Ministries and Church in downtown Port Au Prince. This connection
has led to a series of Pastors Conferences and City-Wide Church Meetings with Pastor
Huch ministering to hundreds of Pastors, Leaders and tens of thousands of Haitian
If there was ever a place on earth for the message of breaking generational curses
it's Haiti. The entire nation is gripped by false doctrine and curses that have
been on families for many generations. If we can change the way the leaders and
the people think we can change this…and any nation!
Please let God speak to you about sowing generously toward this ongoing missions
effort. With your help we can continue to supply the orphanage with nutritious food,
clean water, good clothing, medical care and more. We also continue to travel back
to Haiti to provide leadership training and miracle ministry to thousands of Haitians
in need of hope. Please let us hear from you today.