April 14 - Blessings and Funds for Empower Global in Haiti

April 14, 2013 – During our regular church service this morning our mission was acknowledged and we received the thanks and blessings of the congregation. I found the exchange very moving. Sue, co-chair of the board, urged us to “Go out into the world with a daring and tender love. The world is waiting.” We replied “We go to bear witness to God’s love in our lives”. She said “Go to your chosen work with the thanks and blessings of this congregation” and we replied “Let us go to serve God as we are called, and as we are led. Amen”. There was also a formal presentation of the funds raised in the congregation for the work of Empower Global, with whom we are working in Haiti. It was amazing to realize that the children’s penny drive had garnered something like $150. That’s a heavy load of copper! That, along with direct donations, and the concert and other fund-raising, ended up totaling well over $2000. This evening at the Prayer Shawls gathering, the Haiti Mission was one of the focuses of our prayer time. I feel very well-supported by the prayers and good wishes of our congregation, family and community.

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  1. Looking forward to this; final preparation today and off to Buffolo after dinner. Up at 3:30 am for the flight through New York to Santiago, Dominican and then bus to Cap Haitien, Haiti.

  2. Wishing you all the best on your trip and know that the hearts of Tansley go with you.

    I can't wait to read about your trip.