Challenge Newsletter

Actionnel’s May U.S. Visit

We are excited with all of the enthusiasm about Actionnel’s visit this month. He will be visiting many area churches as we look to find additional sponsors for children in Bayonnais. Look through the events calendar and know that you are welcome to attend any of the events listed. We hope you will find at least one opportunity to catch up with Actionnel during his visit.

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Entrepreneur Program — 6 Month Visit

In October Stephanie McAnuff, Gray Scott and Dow Bauknight taught 8 Bayonnaisians the AlternativProject’s Entrepreneur Workshop material, who in turn taught their friends the material. It was a resounding success! [See November Challenge Newsletter for more information.]

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Actionnel in the U.S.

Actionnel will visit the US May 4-21. He will be visiting with churches and supporters to share all the great things happening in Haiti. Since his last visit there have been several projects completed — including the mercantile store.

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World of God in Bayonnais

When you meet the World of God staff in Bayonnais you will see on the faces of Sylvio, Presly, Yvolene, and Josue the dedication, enthusiasm, and love they have for our sponsored children.

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End of Year Giving

Thank you sponsors for your support throughout the year. The students in Bayonnais are receiving a quality education and hope for the future is made possible by your generosity. This is the time of year to maximize your charitable donations for the 2017 tax year.

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FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM

Supporting our family through our work is freedom.
(Excerpts from Actionnel’s Speech to Congregation, Sunday, October 22, after Entrepreneur Graduation on Friday, October 20)
November 18, 2017, will make it 214 years since 1803 when the chain of slavery was broken – the big fight [Slaves rising up against the French].

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Bethesda Clinic

Dr. Oriold is leaving Bayonnais
Since 2014 Dr. Oriold hadsbeen a doctor at the Bethesda Health Center of Bayonnais. He has done a very fine job of running the clinic . His desire has been to continue his education in Pediatrics. He submitted his application to the government school in Port Au Price in September, and received tentative approval in late September.

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Actionnel’s visit

September 22-October 3
IMPORTANT: Notice Date Change
Due to hurricane Irma, Actionnel’s trip to Charlotte has been delayed and condensed. The focus of this trip is Clinic Support, Child Sponsorship, and Road Project. Kenold and Wallace, Director Agronomy, will be here from Sep. 26 - Oct 3 to attend a strategic workshop with Friends of OFCB and World of God.

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WHY AM I HERE?

This was the first question that we asked when 10 leaders from Bayonnais met in Port au Prince with Nathan Arledge, Minister of Missions at Myers Park United Methodist Church (which co-sponsored the workshop); Dow Bauknight, Chairperson of World of God; and Missy Parker, volunteer for World of God. The workshop was “Leadership Capacity – Building the Next Generation of Leaders for Bayonnais” July 27-29.

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Fall Planning

Actionnel’s visit to the U.S.

The focus of the Fall 2017 trip is
Clinic Support
Child Sponsorship
Road Project
Events that highlight these areas will have priority when scheduling.

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SUMMER CHALLENGE

SPREAD THE WORD
World of God set an ambitious goal for 2017 - to find sponsors for 156 additional children (20% increase). The spring season has brought great momentum which we would like to continue into summer. We need your help to spread the word about this opportunity to touch the life of a child in Haiti. Below are 10 simple ways to spread the word.

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