In January our newest staff member, Monix Mathieu, made the journey to Haiti (his homeland) to deliver the clothing that was donated for the people there. These people had lost everything in a devastating hurricane. A company in Louisiana wanted to donate this clothing for such a purpose, and several FCAPers stepped forward to help make it happen. The journey was not easy, and many obstacles were encountered in the process, but God once again proved Himself faithful. The clothing was transported by truck to Atlanta and was stored in a warehouse until arrangements could be made for shipping to Haiti. Upon arrival there, it had to be transported to an interim storage facility until it could be transported to the coast. There it was loaded onto a small boat for the trip to the Haitian island destination. Seas were rather turbulent, and in order to get to the opposite side of the island, the boat and its content had to cross over land on a wheelbarrow before it could make its final leg to their destination. Those receiving the clothing were elated. Contacts made there have opened doors for additional outreach in the future.
Our heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who made this possible!
The clothing arrived safely in Haiti and is ready for distribution! That distribution mission trip will take place beginning January 23. If any FCAPers are interested in being a part of that trip, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. And as mentioned in our previous post, donations are very welcomed to help cover the $700 that remains outstanding to cover expenses of this outreach.
It is a joy when we see airline people seize the ministry opportunities that come their way. Recently several people within our FCAP family wholeheartedly embraced one such opportunity, specifically that of getting clothes to people in Haiti who were lost everything during a recent hurricane that ravaged parts of their country. It all started when two FCAPers in Baton Rouge were offered a donation of new clothing from a business there if they could find a way to get the clothing to Haiti. Initially it involved 40-50 boxes, but in the end turned out to be 233 boxes (maybe more). What a blessing for the people in Haiti! One of our Board members flew to Baton Rouge to help load and transport in a truck, which he drove back to the Atlanta. One of our staff members took it from there in making arrangements for transport to and distribution in Haiti. (He is originally from Haiti and will be personally accompanying the clothing to its final destination, which involves a rustic boat trip to a Haitian island.)
A number of obstacles have been encountered and several logistics still need to be worked out. We ask for your prayers in that regard. One of the logistics concerns the cost of shipping these to Haiti, which is several thousand dollars. Most of that cost has been covered, but approximately $700 remains outstanding. If you would like to contribute toward that cost, you can do so through FCAP … click DONATE TOWARD OUTREACH IN HAITI. Checks payable in U.S. dollars can also be mailed to FCAP, 136 Providence Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215. (Be sure to note that the donation is for the “Haitian Outreach.”)