A little over a week ago, the nation of Haiti was struck by 7.2 earthquake, which took the lives of about 2,100 people and thousands more injured. Clean-up has begun and many families are trying to pick up the pieces. A good friend of my wife and I, Tia Tannis, is a missionary for the country. Her and her family are okay, but they are heart broken with what has happened. She recently reached out to the local church I serve with sharing some details and supplies they need. This is where your help comes in.
Faith. Hope. Love.
In the midst of grieving the lost of my daughter, there have been three words that have been helping my wife and I; Faith. Hope. Love. The apostle Paul discusses the the importance of these three words as he closes out a portion of his letter to the Corinthian Church. 1st Corinthians 13 reads;
“Three things will last forever-faith, hope, and love-and the greatest of these is love.”-1st Corinthians 13:13 NLT
In this broken world, caused by the curse of sin, it is faith, hope, and love that helps us endure to the very end. Who are we putting our faith and hope in? The Lord Jesus Christ. The Son of God came to this earth, took on human flesh, lived a life in the way we should live, died a death we deserve, and rose three days later to destroy the sin and death. We hope and look forward to the day of His return, when a new heaven and earth will be created. Revelation 21 says;
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”-Revelation 21:1-4 NLT
Until this happens, we are called to love and help those who are in need, and right now, our brothers and sisters in Christ, and the entire nation of Haiti, needs help.
Shirts For Haiti
I recently had a new logo designed and came up with new shirt designs. Those shirts are now officially on sale! From now until the end of 2021, any profit made from the shirts (after the middle man gets his cut) will all go towards helping Tia purchase the supplies she needs. Here are some items the money will help them purchase;
Tents, Tarps, Blankets, Sheets, Sleeping Bags
MEDICAL SUPPLIES/WOUND CARE SUPPLIES:
Ace Wraps, Gloves, Gauze-Gauze rolls-Medical Tape, Bandaids-Large Bandages, Casting Material (plaster and casting supplies), Slings, Walkers- Crutches, Ointments – Peroxide, over the counter pain meds (Tylenol/Ibuprofen/Aleve), Arm braces -Ankle braces, Medical boot, Splints
There are three things I need your help with. First, I encourage you to buy a shirt. Below are designs and links to the shirts. Both shirts are unisex. Again, I will make NO profit from this shirts for the rest of this year. Remember, you aren’t just buying another shirt, you are helping people who are need. Second, after you purchase a shirt, please share this blog all over social media to get the word out on helping the people of Haiti. Finally, prayer for Tia, her family, and everyone in Haiti. While this is a tragic time, this is a great opportunity for the gospel of Jesus Christ to be spread. It may seem dark right now, but as John chapter 1 says;
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”-John 1:5 NLT
-Michael A. Kubus