These are other charities, ministries, organizations and groups that we believe are worth checking out! They are not necessarily related to substance abuse, but are like minded in their desire to build community, restore hope and seek God to help others!

POVERTY RESOLUTIONS

A non-profit focused on missions to Haiti, with missions trips, child sponsorship and more. They are unique in that they focus on equipping the Haitian people themselves to grow and restore their homes and community, rather than going down their and doing everything for them and throwing money at the problem. They do this through training their Haitian staff and using them to distribute the needs as they are the ones in the trenches with their fellow Haitians. Check them out for more information.

POVERTY RESOLUTIONS WEBSITE

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February 7, 2019 is a date that Haitians will remember for a long time. For many, that date will recall feelings of anger, frustration, desperation, and fear. On February 7, vast numbers of Haitians took to the streets in demonstration against the current regime. Two days earlier, the Haitian government had declared an Economic State of Emergency due to the depreciation of the Haitian gourde (the national currency) in relation to the U.S. dollar. The impact on these already impoverished people is severe and the population is struggling to cope with the cost of food and other basic supplies. Commerce is blocked and people who live day-to-day are hungry. The entire situation has created an unstable environment. The average person is likely deeply affected beyond what we even understand.

Our hearts are breaking for Haiti. It pains us to know that right now there’s nothing tangible we can do to help. We have employees, friends, and beloved sponsored children who are being directly impacted by the ongoing unrest and it feels like all we can do is wait to see what will happen. But maybe God is waiting for us in our weakness and helplessness. When there’s nothing left for us to do, the Old Testament reminds us to “look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always” (1 Chron. 16:11). His strength is better than our strength anyway. The apostle Paul put it like this: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Phil. 4:6). In another of his letters, he also reminded believers to “pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thess. 5:17-18).

And so, that is what we’ll do. Would you join us?

Heavenly Father God,

Poverty Resolutions

You alone are God and You alone deserve all honor and glory and praise. We know that You are present in Haiti and that Your heart is breaking for Your children who are suffering. We confess that it’s hard to see You in the midst of all of this; forgive our doubts and unbelief. Thank You for being a God who knows and a God who sees. Thank You for the leadership of our church and the way they are working to bring hope to the community in the midst of a seemingly hopeless situation. Thank You for the many, many sponsors who faithfully support the children of Arcahaie each month. Thank You for the safety of our employees and for having a plan for the future of our ministry, even if we can’t see it clearly yet. Father, please meet the Haitian people in their desperation. Let them find You there. For the men, women, and children who are starving – miraculously provide food for them, Lord. We pray that this is rock bottom for Haiti; that the only way to go is up from here. Place godly men and women in leadership roles within the government. We ask that those in charge would develop long-term plans that are characterized by wisdom and justice. Father, heal this land. We love You, Lord.

Amen.

You can learn more about Poverty Resolutions on their site.

POVERTYRESOLUTIONS.ORG