Missions

10 Homes; 1 Effort (#fmchaiti2017)

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Our 10 missionaries departed for Haiti Thursday, July 20.

Team Leader Lynette Francois wrote, “Today I’m headed on a mission trip to Haiti…this time to build 10 homes for needy families and help lead them to Christ”.  Missionary3Missionary Francois leads this 3rd effort in 4 years to change the lives of the people of Haiti with the love of Christ.  Following the footsteps of her mother, Missionary Bertha Vaughn, whom is making her final trip to Haiti, she served along side of her eldest son Nehemiah on the previous 2 efforts, and makes this 3rd trip with her youngest son Isaiah.

Like the last trip, families are being used.  On this trip, our very own Pastor & First Lady are serving, Minister & First Lady Sowel, and Ebony & Symone Barnes as mother and daughter.   God has used these efforts to build within our families the seeds of sacrifice and suffering that have lead to spiritual growth and Kingdom advancement.

Our team hit the ground running.  They rolled up their sleeves to maximize their time an to achieve their goal of blessing 10 families with a home from the money raised by our missionaries.  Each member relied upon the Lord to give them strength as they worked in extremely hot conditions, and without some of the modern technology we have grown accustomed to.

 

Sister Francois records that our missionaries were able to meet 9 of 10 of the families that the homes are being built for.  A reception hosted for them allowed each family to be prayed for, worshiped with and loved on.  Sister Francois says, “More photos to come of the families (and the kids) later in the week. Ages range from 4 days to 78 years old”.

Our team continued to pour into the residents assisting with the local Vacation Bible School (VBS) effort.

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Mrs. Maudie and Lady O assisting children with the VBS craft.

The theme was drawn from the story of Jonah and the Whale.  Our group worked side by side with staff with the residents of Haiti to make fun crafts, shoot some hoops, ministering through praise dance, as well as teaching the lessons.

 

The residents were amazed at the creativity of the team and the curriculum.  Each was attentive and excited about the lesson they were learning about Christ as the made things they could take home to remind them of the love of Christ expressed through the VBS program.   

Sister Eboni Barnes and daughter Symone took the time to learn and teach different praise dance routines to the teenagers at the camp.  Sister Francois said this was “An experience they will remember for a lifetime. “missionary12

#fmchaiti2017  #firstmetchurch

Haiti 2015 Campaign

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First Met! It’s time to give God praise for the 2015 Peanut Butter for Haiti Campaign! Missionary Francois write, “Hallelujah! The grand total for the PB4 Haiti campaign is $3,000.02.”  haiti7

Your compassion and sacrifice has lead to a collective effort that will display the love of Christ through First Met that will provide approximately 750 jars of Peanut Butter to needy families in Haiti.

Missionary Francois has initiated the order through Smuckers, with the shipping and arrival to be released once financial and clerical details are concluded.

We praise God for each of you! At First Met, we are blessed to be a blessing!  Thank you for your sacrifice!

Let us continue in our effort to bless the people of Haiti by pressing forward with the Haiti Home Project. Last year, we were able to build 4 30homes. This year, lets provide shelter for more families!

For $20, you can sponsor a cement building block.   Missionary Francois recalls, “It takes 660 blocks to complete a home.

Click the link to donate. All donations are tax deductible.
The goal is 10 homes to change the lives of 10 families.

http://mkt.com/RCDC/homes-hait

Please forward to your network, after you donate. Thanks so much!!

#giveanditshallbegiventoyou
#presseddownshakentogether

First Met Church
http://www.firstmet.org
713-983-7878

Fun Times with Teams

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Our Mission Team was blessed to serve along side Missionary Susan Rice and the Go Now Team. Here is a blog reporting on the Haiti 2014 Mission.

Joyfulrices In Haiti

When I last was able to blog the team from First Metropolitan in Houston had arrived.  What a great time we had with them.  It was a small group, but they did some great work!  They helped with loading food.  We visited a couple orphanages and then headed out to the country.  They were a great help with painting, the kids loved them and probably one of my favorite things was when Nehemiah pulled out a bunch of drum sticks and set up a drum section on the porch with all the kids.  We had buckets and pans as well as a few water bottles with sand in them.  He was so good at getting them all drumming together, they sounded like a real drum line!

It started with a couple buckets and drum sticks It started with a couple buckets and drum sticks

Drumming

They kept coming to play and hear the drum line. They kept coming to play and hear the drum line.

Annuel and LouLou loved the drums. Annuel and LouLou loved the…

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