Evangelism ’17: Our Thermometer’s Rising! One-Third of Goal, Plus Good News from Haiti



We’re halfway to our 2017 Evangelism goal of $36,000, and we need your help to keep our prayers and missionary work going – to teach and feed (“Lunches and Lessons”) schoolchildren in Mithon, Haiti and inner-city Brasilia, Brazil; to teach and empower nursing students in Liberia and Haiti; and to keep elders warm at the Rosebud Episcopal Mission on the Lakota Sioux reservation in South Dakota.

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We’ve just received good news from Mithon, Haiti, where school has resumed even as rebuilding has begun after the most recent earthquake. Over 100 children depend on us for their lunches and lessons, and new video shows them lined up and filing through to grab their plates laden with rice and vegetables. (We’re trying to get a copy of the video!)

We’ve got photos of young people on the Rosebud splitting firewood and delivering it to seniors so they can get through another winter. This is lifesaving work; every year someone freezes to death on the reservation for lack of fuel.

Splitting firewood this very morning on the Rosebud Episcopal Mission. (The Rev. Mother Lauren Stanley)

Splitting firewood this very morning on the Rosebud Episcopal Mission. (The Rev. Mother Lauren Stanley)

We sponsor a nursing student at Cuttington University in Liberia, in honor of our own Martha Kelley, who graduated in the first class of 4-year nurses at the nation’s premier educational institution. And this year we’re making a similar donation to the Health Sciences program at Episcopal University of Haiti. The best way to improve public health and suppress disease outbreaks in these impoverished countries is to train local nurses as trusted sources of medical information and treatment; the impact on lives is immediate and personal.

Most of all, we enable people to pray – 6000 people every week, in every country, at any hour of the day or night, plus 11 live webcasts every week.

Just $10 from every subscriber keeps us going for a whole year. Join these fine people who have given already:

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Don’t do it for me, do it for the Lord. Thank you.

Josh Thomas
Founder & Lay Vicar
February 21, 2017

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One thought on “Evangelism ’17: Our Thermometer’s Rising! One-Third of Goal, Plus Good News from Haiti

  1. Josh, my gift was made a month ago and is still not showing up. $150 via PayPal, conformed and cleared. My concern is that you have not gotten it, and if so, are there others? Fr. Robert Hughes
    Send me an email so I can forward receipts.


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