Do you remember a time when you had something wonderful laid out and it didn’t go according to plan... but it went better? I feel like this month has been full of reminders of us making plans and God adjusting them to fit His will.
We had people praying daily for the open sponsorship spot and God showed up in a big way - right before we left for Haiti! Just 24 hours prior to boarding a plane to head to Haiti - we received a message from a donor asking to fill all remaining sponsorship spots for the kids at the Maranatha House.
Every. Single. One!
What this means is that we not only will be able to sustainably continue to offer the same amazing services for these children, but we can improve on what we already have and expand our outreach further.
We thought we would record the kids' reaction when we told them about this well-fought victory... and let me tell you...it was anticlimactic. It wasn't until 2 days later that I realized how valuable it was that they hadn't realized the impact and implication of it. These kids know that they are going to be cared for, just like our own sons and daughters know and trust that of us. Because of people like you, we can breathe easy knowing that they will have a place to live, they will eat, have shoes, exceptional care, AND receive a top education.
While the initial reaction may not have been as dramatic as we had hoped, the kids were still excited to celebrate with us once we popped some sparkling cider!
The week in Haiti was full of highlights and praises happening every day. The first day we got to give a special gift to Danielo that his sponsors got for him. It was exactly what he had asked for, a camera. We learned in the days to come that photography can become a lucrative opportunity for him. He was both humble, excited, and grateful for the opportunity to be sponsored through school. He will be attending college in the fall where he’ll study computer networking and videography.
Friday we attended Danielo's graduation and then witnessed him at his own party serve his guests with such an open heart.
Saturday we spent time washing the feet of the children and staff. They really took it to heart. And without prompting, took action and began washing each other’s feet. We talked a lot about serving, and how even serving someone we may have a hard time loving, can change our hearts towards Christ.
We had 3 of our kids named “Top of the Class,” --a huge accomplishment! So we treated them to ice cream and to the beautiful beach for some swimming. They were very proud of their achievements and excited to celebrate! That night while the rain poured down around us, we ate popcorn while kids watched a movie on a laptop and enjoyed the time together. Watching this take place felt like a realization of 7 years of Ncompass family prayers culminating.
It was very clear that every step and every meeting of this trip was ordained exactly the way it was supposed to happen. We had big accomplishments, big dreams, and big encouragements.
We couldn't have done it without you faithful prayers and support! THANK YOU!
With much love and Prayers,
Author: Alicia French
Alicia is Ncompass's faithful Prayer Coordinator. If you're interested in becoming a prayer warrior, CLICK HERE.
The Ncompass family has been supporting the incredible children of the Maranatha House Orphanage since 2011. Each one has their own unique story, and we believe that God is using their experiences, skills, & passions, along with their mentors, teachers, role models, & sponsors to develop their stories into ones that will influence and change their families, community, and country!
These are kids we want to stand with!
Just a few months ago, it was announced that our sponsorship program would be expanding to provide more support and services to these youth. Each child at the Maranatha House would need 6 sponsors, and those in Transitions would need 7, each providing $35 monthly to meet the financial need connected with these important services.
Collectively, we knew that in order for these kids to THRIVE, these things were a must. It has been such an incredible time watching so many people step into the lives of these children. For some of you, you've been wanting to do it for a while and the timing was right. For others - this was a sacrifice that you felt would grow your faith. Or for others, you have met these children on a trip, and understand the value that this program expansion will provide for them.
No matter the reason, the result is transformational! For the child of course, but for the sponsor as well! You are taking part in developing a future leader to reach their full potential and influence others for good. THANK YOU!
And the momentum is continuing to grow! Last week, our Prayer Coordinator, Alicia, committed to praying one minute for every sponsorship spot still needed for every child in our program. She is praying over the current and future sponsors for these kids, that they would hear the Lord's calling for them to join this child's story, and that this would impact their lives too. She is also praying for the child themselves, that God would prepare and reveal to them their future and His plans for them. And the Lord has been answering her prayers! In just a matter of days since she started praying, 21 sponsorship spots were claimed!
As of today, we are 94% of the way toward having ALL of the children FULLY SPONSORED. As Ncompass continues to deepen its relationship with Haiti, it becomes more and more vital that we can sustainably take care of the children who were first placed in our care before expanding to help more. As a community, we stand with these children and with Haiti, and believe we will reach our goal of completely sponsoring all of our children by the end of June. This will create time for the fruit of these services to take root during the summer and jump start these kids for school in the fall. Additionally, it will allow for the furthering of our village education program in the months to come.
Here are the 8 youth who need some level of sponsorship. As a collective group of individuals who have big dreams, yet who are willing to be faithful over the small things, I'm inviting you to take the next step that is right for you.
Will you PRAY?
Would you join Alicia, and pray daily for 1 or 2 of the remaining youth until they become fully sponsored? You can use the slides above, or visit these links to have the most current status of sponsorships for these children.
The Maranatha House Orphanage
The Transitions Program
We'd also like to invite you to join our prayer group.
Will you SHARE?
As someone who already is invested and involved, could you share your own story of why these children matter to you, with someone who shares your same values, and ask them to join you in this opportunity to invest in the future of Haiti?
Will you SPONSOR?
There are 8 youth who need some level of sponsorship. Will you consider becoming a sponsor and covering one or more sponsorship spots? $35 a month provides resources and support for these children, but also the hope that someone on the other side of the world cares for them and understands their value.
Thank you for your continued support for these children. The future is bright, and knowing that these kids will be well taken care of well creates so much hope for the future!
These past few months have been incredibly exciting! So much is happening in Haiti because of the generous prayers and gifts from our partners!
Here are some highlights from our programs in Haiti and an opportunity to join us in creating more good for these amazing children.
We were able to purchase a second vehicle at the orphanage that will allow the staff to take care of business more efficiently, and our primary truck (which had a dead motor) has been revived.
We also have brought in a social worker, Felix, who comes at least once a week to work with our kids. Felix, along with our team of mentors have been doing such a great job helping the kids process trauma, and gain the social and emotional skills needed to thrive in their environment. Additionally - we will be launching a mentorship club in the summer for the younger girls at the orphanage that focuses on Identity and Value.
Seeing what these investments have done, we have been working hard this year to expand on what our sponsorship program provides for the youth in Haiti, and create even more opportunities and support services to help them reach their full potential. When the youth are fully sponsored, we'll be able to sustainably provide for all our kids: school supplies, uniforms, new clothes, field trips, tutoring (as mentioned), mentoring, after-school activities, transportation, utilities and maintenance, hygiene & medical care and a licensed social worker --in addition to food, caregivers, education and housing that sponsorship already provided.
Right now we are 84% of the way toward having ALL of the kids in our programs fully sponsored. You can help us maintain this high level of support for our kids by becoming a sponsor TODAY.
Click the link above to read more about what this program is doing and find a child's profile who still needs sponsors. You will not only impact their life, but your's as well!
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