Friday, January 27, 2012

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Surprise - To strike or to occur with a sudden feeling of wonder or astonishment, as through unexpectedness.

Over the course of the next several weeks BHM teachers and students in Haiti will be struck by surprise!  Thanks to the generous donations of ACSI Eastern Canada, around 750 bags of school supplies will be delivered by BHM to poverty stricken schools.

"Project Hope for Haiti, has been in operation over the past few years and seeks to assist schools, churches and individuals," said Connie Mycroft, long-term BHM volunteer associated with ACSI.

BHM is pleased to be in partnership with Project Hope for Haiti.  The bags for teachers and students will be delivered to BHM schools and other non BHM schools in different parts of Haiti. 

Acts 20:35 reminds the believer to remember the words of Jesus Christ when He said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."  At times, this can be a difficult concept to grasp.  It is a joy to receive gifts; could it truly be more rewarding to give gifts?  The excitement behind seeing these packages being delivered to the schools is a clear example that it is truly better to give than to receive.

It is incredibly important to have the necessary materials for school.  School supplies are quite expensive and difficult to obtain in Haiti as well as other parts of the world.  The education for students in Haiti is often hindered due to a lack of proper supplies for their schooling.  Teacher bags are included within the 750 bags that have been collected for the schools.  In rural Haitian schools, teachers have as little as their students.  This problem makes it difficult for the teachers to be appropriately prepared.

BHM places great value on education.  Equipping teachers with the proper training and materials as well as providing students with the opportunity to receive a proper education can truly change the nation.  The packets that are going to be sent out contain markers, paper, stickers, rulers, pencils, etc.  Not only are they filled with the basic school materials, but they also have a Creole New Testament and two Creole story books with Bible stories, provided by BHM.

BHM places great importance on equipping the schools to teach from a Biblical worldview.  Thank you ACSI and Project Hope for Haiti for your generous contribution to the education of the children of Haiti.  Pray for BHM as we deliver the many boxes in the weeks to come.  Pray for the teachers and students who are in store for a great surprise! 

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