An assortment of children between various ages walked together barefoot, dressed in clothing that didn’t quite sit well on their frames. This was the image set before me during my 2016 visit to a clinic in Haiti called Real Hope for Haiti. Though the clinic was able to provide the children with their basic needs (e.g. food and shelter). I was reminded of the tremendous need that exist in Haiti.
This made me think about the other places in Haiti where there was no clinic like Real Hope for Haiti to care for children. When I shared my experience with my church, Primitive Haitian Church, they were passionate and ready to make a difference. This is when our fundraising events came to life. The Spirit of Love event was our second annual event in which we called upon caring, passionate, and like-minded people to support children in Haiti without food, shoes, an education, or a future.
The Big Night
In an act of love, many came out on a cold evening and purchased tickets to attend our 2nd Annual fundraising event, The Spirit of Love. All to provide aid to children living in rural areas in Haiti.
Three words describe the night: elegant, extraordinary, and successful! When we reflect on the event, we came to one conclusion: there are people who truly have a kind heart, and exemplify the meaning of love apostle Paul spoke of in 1 Corinthians 13. These individuals are people who are generous, empathetic, and selfless. They hail from countries such as Jamaica, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, USA and many more. They donated in a “spirit of love” to make a difference in the lives of those that are less fortunate than them.
Shout-outs are definitely in order. Primitive Haitian Church is blessed with a vibrant team as well as collaborators who came together to make this event a success as well. We truly thank God for everyone from coordinators, food service, decorators, host/hostess, DJ, promoters, cleaners, and so on. Without them, this event would not have been a triumph.
We would love to hear your thoughts on the event. What was your favorite part of the event? What was our strengths/weaknesses? What advice suggestion can you contribute to help us improve next time? We want to hear from you.
We look forward to seeing you again on May 17 for our “Mwen se Ayisyen” (I am Haitian) event in honor of Haitian Flag Day. Please stay tuned for more information.