Thanks to your generosity on #GivingTuesday, several small businesses are being started and expanded this month! Mylove received rice and beans and other food staples to begin a new business in the market. Elda will be continuing in cooking school, and Mirielle will be receiving clothing to sell in the local market. Liliane is growing her business so she can care for her granddaughters. Wilfred’s bakery is one step closer to being re-built and Clermancia will receive a new supply of backpacks and other school supplies to grow her business. Building sustainability is one of our favorite things!
Pictured: Elda with her oven, plus Liliane and Mylove with their new businesses all set up and ready to earn a living. Thank you for making an impact on #GivingTuesday!
Healthcare – Hypertension Program:
Pictured: Patients in the blood pressure program
The blood pressure program at the WWV medical center is still going strong. It’s been so encouraging to get reports from the patients as to how much better they feel with regular access to medication. Each patient pays a small fee and receives weekly visits at the medical center for blood pressure checks by the WWV nurses and monthly refills of the appropriate medication.
Not only are the patients feeling better and able to live more full lives, but their risk for future health problems has been reduced. Treatment for hypertension reduces the risk of stroke, which is the #1 cause of death in Haiti. It also reduces the risk of heart attack and heart failure. This is great news for these mothers, fathers, grandmothers, aunts and uncles in rural Haiti! Your ongoing gifts to World Wide Village are making such an impact. These patients and their families say THANK YOU.
Women’s Bible Studies:
Pictured: Women’s Bible study at Pastor Yves church
The young women in Pastor Yves church in Williamson are on Week #5 of their study on the book of Ruth. The women are really enjoying the study and are learning so many truths as they study about Ruth’s journey. They will have the opportunity to learn that God has a Redeemer for our lives, just like Ruth did, and His name is Jesus. They can come to understand how Boaz – the hero in the story – was a symbol of Christ and His redemptive work in our lives today.
Christmas in Haiti:
Pictured: Crusade Service at Armee du Salut in Luly
Please be in prayer for believers in Haiti to be a light in their villages leading up to Christmas. Many churches – such as Armee du Salut in Luly – lead crusades during the month of December. Pastor Louis from Armee du Salut says, “We give God thanks for the first night of our crusade. It was a moment of praise, worship, prayer and blessing. We have two weeks of activities from Sunday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 16th. To God be the glory!”