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Many Hands stands on the shoulders of Jean Rene Deforge, who serves with a smile on his face, quietly working with humility and love to transform his community.
“If the failure of my ‘what’s’ will glorify God more than their perceived success, then to the glory of God may they crash and burn.”
Many Hands for Haiti stands on the shoulders of Dean and Paula Van Roekel, who use their Kingdom Talents beautifully for the Master, Jesus Christ.
It is good to finally be here after seven months of pondering, planning, packing, pitching, preparing, and praying for this move.
“Unlike my personal restoration experience that seemed instantaneous, these children’s lives are being transformed throughout the minutes and hours that make up the every days in the Many Hands for Haiti Love in Action programs.”
Many Hands for Haiti stands on the shoulders of Kalou, who is our protector, demonstrating the heart of God.
“It makes our hearts break but at the same time we are very thankful for this opportunity that we have been blessed with. “
“To work with a common goal with individuals that do not know you and have a communication barrier with you is a blessing in itself. “
Many Hands for Haiti stands on the shoulders of prophetic words written in a song, No Longer Slaves, giving courage to those in need to live in freedom and to put to death the fear inside.
“The World Heritage site is the most jaw drop experience providing breath taking views of this beautiful country.”
“When we first arrived at the deaf school, they taught us some sign language to help communicate with the kids except their smiles and laughter made it really easy to play with them. “
“It was a glimpse of what it will be like in heaven. Revelation 7:9 says that there will be ‘a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.’ “
The people of Haiti see you, actually see you…they smile at you and it imprints on you. Seeing their smiles takes my breath away.
Many Hands for Haiti is excited to welcome Tom Johnson to our team.
Many Hands for Haiti stands on the shoulders of Kristie and JeanJean Mompremier, who fanned the Holy Spirit flames in us, confirming a calling to move forward in faith.
Many Hands for Haiti stands on the shoulders of Liz Clarke, who through her vulnerability, loves people and points them to Christ.
God gave us a gift when He called Lumanès to work for Many Hands. We are a much stronger, much wiser organization because of the knowledge shared by him.
Many Hands for Haiti stands on the shoulders of Linda Grandia, who has served Many Hands for over ten years with humility, diligence, and faithfulness.
Many Hands for Haiti stands on the shoulders of Appolon Paul Elysee, who is a person of peace bearing Kingdom fruit, touching the lives of all who know him.
Wiskerry is a sweet-faced boy with the slightest mischief in his grin. Wiskerry did not let his blubbed-feet hinder him from growing strong.
Many Hands for Haiti stands on the shoulders of Irene Van Roekel, who created a legacy of hospitality that is impacting generations to come.
David has been following Jesus since he was fifteen years old. He continues to cling to his faith, offering hope and encouragement to everyone he encounters.
Many Hands for Haiti stands on the shoulders of the city of Pella, who laid the firm foundations to effectively launch ministry in their sister city of Pignon, Haiti.
Ynocent has had a hard life. But he does not become angry when sharing his story; rather, he allows his hardships to showcase God’s mercy in his life.
Thirteen years ago, through a message from Rick Warren, God burdened Tim with a holy discontent to create life-change in people.
Summer is still here (as always in Haiti!) and life marches on. Have the last few months flown by as quickly for you as they have for me? At one point, Many Hands had seven short-term mission teams in seven weeks. They came giving their time and resources to the...
“While the waiting is long by the standards I am used to, the patients didn’t seem to mind and it was awesome to see every patient treated mind, body, and soul”
The Many Hands Market in Spencer, IA is called to be local hands with global hearts transforming lives. They strive to love on people right where they are.
“There were a lot of seeds that were planted. Not just on people’s property like we got to do today, but also in people’s hearts”
“God has really humbled us and shown us the incredible hearts of the Haitians so far this week. “
“But, the amazing thing is that God has prepared us for whatever mountains we face to exactly the degree that we need to be prepared.”
Spirited self-assurance mixed with sweet innocence hinted at the budding woman within the child. Even at this young age, Elvie was special in more ways than one.
“We were all in awe as we were able to see how truly incredible God’s timing is…Most of the mothers in the room where almost in tears “
85 years young, Bob Vaughn is an inspiration to so many. The epitome of finishing well, he chases each day as his last, blessing all along the way.
He has a smile as big as a mile-long bridge…He loves his people, he loves Haiti, and he loves agriculture. We wouldn’t be where we are without Claudin’s heart and talents to see it through for our families.
“Through our encounters with the Haitian people…we have come to understand the value of Many Hands for Haiti and LEVO International’s focus on sustainability and care for the whole person.”
“Today we were blessed to explore God’s beautiful creations. Thank you all for your prayers!”
God has transformed Elince’s life, his family, and his marriage. Elince says God pulled him and his family from a bad road. “We’re not going back there. We can only go forward.”
What was once a mud and stick house was no longer fit to shelter my family’s chickens I had cared for as a teen. Reemerging into the sunlight, I looked into Louisa’s eyes as dread tightened its grip on me.
“We were all excited to meet families and bless them with God’s love…However, what we didn’t realize was how much our lives would be changed by these individuals.”
“Once we cleaned up dinner, the local kids showed up ready to play soccer. We were able to bond with the other groups and spend some time playing games.”
“Many people were almost brought to tears from the overwhelming emotion from the singing…God was seen by many within others’ happiness.”
“…but in its own way the “fun” was found in the teary-eyed transformative moments that we experienced.”
For Kener, God called him to do more. Now he has the training and knowledge to take leaps of faith to help transform his community.
“My prayer is that God would use me to love and bless others this week, in whatever way He sees fit. I know it may push me to serve in ways I’m not used to, but I’m excited to grow for Him. “
All Jamie and Sarah Gyolai ever said to me was they wanted to be available to be used by God, with no excuses. This challenged me like no one else and showed me a different way to live life.
“The highlight of the day was going to visit the deaf orphanage …It was truly an impactful visit for many of our team members.”
“Little did we know that throughout the day, we would be surrounded by the faithfulness, new mercies, and many provisions from God’s hands. Just as Jesus had compassion for us unto death, our challenge for the day was to show compassion to those we came in contact with.”
“… often people go to the mission field with truck loads of expectations, never considering that God has a whole different set of plans. “
“Our love for Haiti is real. Our hearts are broken for those in need. And while we leave with sadness, we will forever keep our friends lifted up in prayer.”