Guest Post by Mission of Hope, Haiti
A good partnership fits like a hand in a leather glove. Mission of Hope Haiti and Food Aid International have been blessed with such a relationship.
For almost a year, Food Aid International has worked with Mission of Hope to package over 1 million meals for hungry children in Haiti. These meals are an answered prayer for thousands of mothers that struggle to provide food daily for their children. Not only does our partnership provide malnutrition-fighting meals to Haitian families and orphans living in poverty, it allows our partner churches in the US to join the fight against hunger and physically serve together to provide food for people that they are praying for and supporting. It is a beautiful picture of God’s church at work caring for the needs of others and fulfilling the commands of Jesus.
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:40
Dr. Chris Leader has been generous in his relationship with Mission Of Hope in providing valuable resources above and beyond meal packing. At food packing events and music festivals, Food Aid features fair trade merchandise, including beautiful handmade purses, clutches and head wraps sewn by Haitian men and women who are amputees or the parent of an amputee due to the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010. Food Aid also supports the Mission of Hope Child Sponsorship Program by making information cards for children who are in need of sponsorship available at events. Child sponsorship helps provide education and daily nutrition for the children in our orphanages.
A unique benefit of the partnership between Mission of Hope and Food Aid is the ability for teams traveling to Mission of Hope to purchase water filters from Food Aid for families in Haiti. These filters are then gifted to Haitian families; it is a beautiful sight to behold when a family knows they have safe drinking water! Together, Mission of Hope and Food Aid International are working to meet the nutritional and spiritual needs of the children in Haiti. This is certainly a partnership with an eternal perspective and one that Mission of Hope is so thankful for as we strive to bring life transformation to every man, woman and child in Haiti!