4 Ways to Bless My Father's House
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. (James 1:27)
God is doing incredible work at My Father's House by using local Haitian believers to care for the orphans who stay at My Father's House. They're given a safe space to live, food to eat, education, and especially the news of the Gospel. As Pastor Predestin, his wife, and the other staff seek to serve these kids and honor the Lord, there are ways you could bless them and their ministry at My Father's House.
1. Pray for 30 More
Right now My Father's House has 20 full-time employees, which include teachers, people to cook and do laundry, plus people to spend the night with the kids. Truly, the orphanage should have 50 workers to accomplish these big tasks so that they can also spend more quality time with the kids in discipleship and relationship. Would you join us in prayer for 30 more staff? Additionally, the workers should be paid a bit more than they are now. Right now they get paid $150 per month, but a better wage would be $200.
2. Give Them Better Food
Pastor Predestin trusts God to provide at least one meal per day for the orphanage kids. And sometimes, they are even able to provide two. But food is expensive in Haiti since most of it has to be imported, so that one meal is not always the most nutritious. We are praying that God will provide two healthy meals a day for the orphanage kids.
3. Provide Security Guards
Crime is common in Haiti, so Pastor Predestin and his wife desire that the orphanage home be secure for the kids that live there. They have high walls and barbed wire, but security guards at the door add an extra level of security and safety as people go in and out, leaving an area of vulnerability for a few moments. They have funding for security guards until January 2019, but would you consider providing guards for the months that follow?
4. Help with Upkeep
With 200 kids who live on the compound, plus about 200 more that come for school during the week, it's no surprise the facilities break down often. For example, when the boys' dorm was built, there wasn't enough money for cinderblock walls, so the layer of drywall gets holes in it often. Also, the mattresses and sheets get worn over time and need to be replaced. Plus there many more ongoing maintenance needs to service My Father's House orphanage well.