This month I will turn 80 years old which for some reason sounds a lot older than 79! And there is one present I am requesting and hoping for this year. On this day, seven years ago on January 12, 2010, the earthquake in Haiti destroyed the school. We will never forget that devastating day that took the lives of nearly 300,000 Haitians and crumbled the capital city. Since then, thanks to your many gifts, the school is mostly rebuilt. But there is one building in the compound that has not been rebuilt -- the CHURCH.
The former church, which held up to 2000 people also served as the auditorium for assemblies, graduations and special events for the children.
During the earthquake, the second story walls collapsed and the roof fell to the ground. For the past seven years, the church services have been held in a makeshift building (tarps with a tin roof) on the school grounds.
My Birthday Wish is for the church to be rebuilt in 2017!! We already have a contractor, design, and $100,000 project cost.
If you know of churches, foundations, or individuals that can help make this happen in 2017, it will be a great gift to me, the school, and the many families in the surrounding communities we serve. We need small gifts, large gifts, matching gifts, stock gifts and pledges. Just let us know if you can help fulfill my Birthday Wish!
We are so grateful for your continuing gifts and we pray that 2017 will be a wonderful year for you!
Charlie and Mary Scott,
Child Sponsorship Founders