Full Hearts, Full Bellies

January 17 2017

Many people who have participated on a Men for Missions short-term team to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, have visited the children at the One Mission Society-related Christian school, College Mixte Evangelique de Gressier, and witnessed the poverty-stricken area. In an effort to alleviate the children’s hunger, One Mission Society created a feeding program through the SHEEP ministry in the school to supply one hot meal during each school day. Before these meals were being provided, some of the students were having trouble focusing on learning due to hunger. This school meal may be the only nutrition the student receives for the day.

For just 49 cents a day, a Haitian child can be fed at school each day. College Mixte Evangelique has just over 200 students. It costs approximately $100 per day to feed everyone in the school, which equals about $3,000 for six weeks.

Jesus shares, “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?...“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 25:37-40.

Your generosity can greatly impact a Haitian child and the community. Would you help us share God’s love to the unreached in Haiti? To give a gift of any amount to the SHEEP feeding program, send your gift along with your next OMS gift, send to One Mission Society * PO Box 1648 * Monument, CO 80132, or give online, using project #408188.

Please pray with us for God’s provision of food for the hungry in Haiti.

Tags: haiti, sheep ministry, child sponsorship, feeding program, compassion ministry,

South Asia Medical Missions Trip in April

January 10 2017

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Birthday Bash for Kids

January 10 2017

Who doesn’t love a birthday party? Cake, balloons, presents, friends, and family gathered together to celebrate you! Yet, Cary Boster from Raleigh, North Carolina, felt the Lord leading her in a different direction. Here’s her story:

I have been working with OMS missionaries Bill Evans, Dick McLeish and Jenna Guerrier, serving with Men for Missions, for many years, and in February 2016, I was blessed with the opportunity to go with Jenna on my first mission trip to Haiti. After going on this trip, my eyes were really opened on how truly blessed I am.

I had a big birthday party planned for my 40th in October 2016; but after my trip, I realized that the kids in Haiti could benefit from me not having a party, and instead, donating the money from a party and gifts to them directly. I had family and friends donate to the SHEEP ministry through One Mission Society. The kids in Haiti have really touched my heart, and I cannot wait to go back.

We praise the Lord for Cary’s heart to help the children in Haiti. Not only is Cary a child sponsor for SHEEP, she was obedient to the Lord’s calling to additionally assist in raising money for the school. Would you pray about becoming a child sponsor? Inquire now to learn more about the Challenge Grant, which gives two years of sponsorship for the price of one year. Contact our office at sheep@onemissionsociety.org or give here.

Cary is pictured in the pink shirt.

Tags: haiti, child sponsorship, help kids, heart for missions,

2017 Dynamic Women in Missions Trip Schedule

January 4 2017

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​A Day in the Life of a SHEEP Student

January 4 2017

When we think about a flock, we envision a large group. The OMS-sponsored school in Gressier, Haiti, has a flock of students. Yet, our Shepherd, the Lord Jesus, knows and loves each one individually. SHEEP (Southern Haiti Evangelism and Education Program), an ministry of One Mission Society and coordinated by Men for Missions, recognizes that every child deserves the opportunity to hear the Good News of Jesus, to receive an education, and to feel loved.

Sherri Goodman from Vanlue, Ohio, shares her personal experience of meeting these students.

I had the privilege of visiting the school in Gressier, Haiti, where I first learned of the SHEEP ministry. I was so moved, I immediately knew I wanted to be involved in this ministry.

We were greeted by Madame Charlotte, who lovingly runs the school. As we approached the classrooms, we heard the children’s voices ringing out as they started each morning with songs of praise and reciting Scripture. We had the opportunity to sit in on a classroom where we observed dedicated teachers instructing students.

In months to come, some of those students may not be able to return to their classroom. Their tuition is paid monthly, so if they do not have the money the next month, they do not get to attend school, sometimes missing many months at a time. If they don’t attend school, they may not eat, as the school has a meal program that provides the children with the certainty of at least one meal a day.

When the children had their break (recess), we were able to interact with them and they totally stole my heart. There was hugging, hand holding, sitting on laps, trying their best to teach us games and songs, laughter, and just happy children having fun in a safe, caring environment.

SHEEP provides a stable opportunity for these children to be able to attend school on a consistent basis, providing them with nourishment for their spiritual, intellectual, and physical needs.

How about you? Is the Lord leading you to respond to a specific child in need? Inquire now to learn more about the Challenge Grant which gives two years of sponsorship for the price of one year. Email Jackie at sheep@onemissionsociety.org for more information or to sign up to be a child sponsor.

To donate to the SHEEP ministry, click here.

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