Sunday, March 20, 2011
We're All Going To Haiti!
Dear Family and Friends,
I am excited to inform you that this year the entire Previlon family is finally joining forces on a family mission’s trip to Haiti July 15-23. How did this happen? The simple answer is: Jesus! But the more complicated answer is: over the past couple of years God started developing a passion in my heart for my native people in Haiti. Interest arose when God broke the silence and fear by allowing me to go. A year later, he allowed Fresnel and me to join forces to be a part of a dynamic group of medical students. It was great to watch Fresnel fall in love with his people. After two years of telling my children countless stories of children I met during those two years; stories of Rood, Finet, Pouchie just to name a few, they will have the opportunity to be a part of what God’s calling all of us to do: To feed the poor, to clothe the naked, to loose the chains of injustice…Isaiah 58:6-7. I know they may be too young to do these things but imagine if our hearts were broken for those who were oppressed at an early age, what would our focuses be as adults?
Our trip this year will be July 15-23. We will travel with a wonderful group from our home church Irving Bible Church. We will fly into Port-Au-Prince and drive 85 miles north to our destination, Pignon. The purpose for this trip is simple: to conduct a vacation Bible School at Camp De La Grace for 300 and more students. We will give these students an opportunity to be children and have fun through bible stories, games, arts and crafts and not to mention to enjoy delicious meals cooked by the camp staff. The students will live on the camp with the rest of us. As God has blessed our family tremendously, I want to allow God to use us to be a blessing to others.
You can help to make this trip a tremendous experience for our family as well as for the students in Haiti. The first way you can help is through prayer. Your prayers and encouragement are needed for the spiritual battles ahead. Pray that my family will become lifetime partners to God’s mission, to make Him known to every part of the earth and to set the oppressed free. The second way you can partner with us is through financial assistance. Your help is needed to cover portions of the cost for this trip. The total cost is approximately $7,000. Any contributions will be greatly appreciated. You can make your checks payable to “Irving Bible Church” at 2435 Kinwest Parkway, Irving TX 75063 with Haiti-Previlon in the memo. Or you can give online at: give.irvingbible.org and in the memo line write Haiti-Previlon and remember all financial gifts are tax exempt.
Thank you in advance for joining us in this incredible journey.
In His Service,