Ephesians 4:16 (MSG)
A Community Ambassador Spotlight!
It was in my dad’s final days, while reading James 1:27, that a deeper, personal desire to serve other vulnerable people took root in my life and it was shortly after he passed away that God used the voice of Kevin Max in the song “Kings & Queens,” to ask me the question, “If not us, who will be like Jesus to the least of these?” It was as if the thick jungle vines of pain that I’d been laboriously cutting my way through, all of a sudden, opened into a light-filled clearing of life-giving purpose. Hope reached down into the deepest catacombs of my soul, lightening the burden of grief I’d been crumbling under in mourning the loss of my dad.
By sponsoring two Hands & Feet Project kids (Kettia and Nickenson), my family took our first step in engaging with the mission of Hands & Feet Project to serve the long term needs of “the least of these” in Haiti. Since then, we’ve been blessed above and beyond to be able to continue participating with Hands & Feet Project through an additional child sponsorship in 2017 (Joel), participation in the annual KLOVE Fan Awards RUN FOR LOVE 5K, organizing the annual BIG BIG YARD FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE, sponsoring long term Hands & Feet missionaries, selling Haiti Made products, and leading short term mission teams to Haiti.
I don’t mention these activities in order to project a notion of self-sacrifice on our part. Rather, our family has been richly blessed with tangible joy through our participation with the mission of Hands & Feet Project! It’s clear to us that Hands & Feet has been an integral part of God’s design to nurture our family spiritually as we’ve engaged in HAFP’s mission to live out the call of Jesus to care for the orphaned and abandoned and fight for families. We continue to be richly blessed through ongoing friendships with the kids, staff, missionaries, and other supporters of HAFP. Truly, our involvement with Hands & Feet Project has been nothing short of life changing and we can’t wait to get back to Haiti!”
Community Ambassadors use their circle of influence to share the story of Hands and Feet Project by hosting fundraisers, sharing about child sponsorship, and organizing trips to visit HAFP.
If you’re interested in encouraging a young adult like Lyvie,
click below to visit our sponsorship page!
Keeping in Step
with Each Other
Hands and Feet Project’s Child and Family Advocacy team recently came together in Franklin, TN to plan, dream, and retreat together. It’s an unusual time to have everyone stateside and we wanted to take full advantage of the opportunity. The team was able to collaborate and strategically look towards the future of our Circle of Care, our plan to intentionally and specifically care for each child God places in our path. This team of highly skilled individuals brings perspective, experience, and creativity to Hands and Feet Project.
Patti Bearden, Programming Director (Gift of Mercy); Denise McGarvey, Jacmel Director (Gift of Discernment); Randy McGarvey, Jacmel Director (Gift of Administration); Will McGinniss, Co-Founder/BOD (Gift of Exhortation); Andrea McGinniss (Gift of Leadership); Michelle Meece, Child and Family Advocate (Gift of Service)
We are so thankful for their individual gifts and the way they passionately serve the mission of Hands and Feet Project.
To read more about our team, click the button below!