OrphanageAs we have started the new year, it is hard to believe that spring is just around the corner. With that in mind, we have spring cleaning. Whether it is getting rid of the clutter in our home, things that are no longer needed, clothes that no longer fit or whatever the reason, it is good to clean out. Hands of Friendship is the place to bring those items. We are so grateful to those that donate.

When we receive your donation, some of those items go to Haiti which supports our ministry. We are in the middle of filling another 40 foot container of items needed for the orphanage. Your donations help us accomplish this. We are hoping by May to have this container full to send down again. Some of the items that you donate we cannot use in Haiti, so we sell them at the store to raise money to buy food for the children instead. That is what keeps our ministry going.

For those of you who shop at Hands of Friendship, we thank you for your continued support. We have had some great sales these past months and we have more to come. This helps us to keep selling some of these items so that we can keep helping the orphanage. New items are put out every day. Our Easter items will be coming out in the next week. We have a huge selection at great prices. Check it out!

Orphanage Update

Currently, we are in the middle of the construction of a new orphanage. Water was finally found on the property and we are so grateful to God for this blessing. By March 1st, we are hoping to have the children arrive in their new home. We will be traveling to Haiti from March 1-13 to help welcome these children. If you are interested in following the progress of the orphanage or seeing the exciting activities we have planned for the children during the upcoming trip, you can following us on Facebook on the Hands of Friendship Missions page. There you will see all of the exciting things that God has been doing in our ministry.

We Need Your Help

There is one last step that needs to be completed before the children can move into their new home. A fence around the compound is needed. The social worker is not allowed to let the kids into the orphanage until they are safe inside a fence. We estimated putting a chain link fence to cost $13,000. We are asking for your help. It is difficult for us to even ask because many of you have been so supportive through the past years. We believe God will provide. We also believe that we can’t do it without your support. The children need a safe place to live and a place to get the food their bodies need. Currently, we have 20 children in need of a home. They are in terrible conditions and need to be rescued. They are waiting to move into the new orphanage. This can’t happen until the fence is put up. They need our help! If we all work together, we can make this happen. Please be in prayer in what God is asking you to help with. Nothing is impossible with God. Thank you for your continued support. Please share with your friends.

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