January Newsletter

Dear Ministry Partners,

I hope this newletter finds you well in this new year. I’m excited to update you as so many things happened over the holidays. We celebrated with the school staff by treating them to a day at the beach. We celebrated the new year by hosting a worship celebration at the school. We estimate 2,500 people attended and it was fun to watch numerous churches of the community come together to host a worship service on the mountaintop.

The sunset and worship at our New Years gathering.

The sunset and worship at our New Years gathering.

We were also able to hand out 150 gifts to students. Most of the children who received gifts were sponsored, but we were able to hand out extras from extra donations. It can be a lot of work to buy and put together these gifts, but it brings me such joy to go around and visit so many children in their homes and wish them a merry christmas in such a personal way. Thank you to those of you who made it all possible.

Erica Locke visited me over the new year and helped me pack and deliver many of these gifts. She has been sponsoring Katiana for three years now and dreamt of the day she would meet her. Erica goes on to say, “We felt the tug to sponsor Katiana immediately when we saw her picture. We have been able to see her grow up so much over the past three years through pictures and updates. To visit her home in Haiti and hug her in person was so overwhelming and surreal. When I held her hand we made a life long bond. She is always in our prayers. By sponsoring a child through Touch of Hope, we aren’t just sending money, we are raising them up and they become a part of our family. They have hope and it is a beautiful thing to able to be a part of that.”

Erica Locke with her sponsor child, Katiana.

Erica Locke with her sponsor child, Katiana.

As we embark on a new year, we want to thank you today. If this newsletter is in your hand, you have been such a blessing. Whether your donations, gifts or support were small or large, know that they mattered and that you matter to us at Touch of Hope. Without your support, so many things wouldn’t be movingforward in our ministry.

Right now, one of our largest needs is to find more sponsors for our students. With this update you will find a picture that breaks down our sponsorship program and how your money is used. If you haven’t started sponsoring a child, we challenge you today to pray about starting and making a commitment to Touch of Hope in a whole new and exciting way. If you already sponsor a child, we ask you to pass the image along to a friend, coworker, social media outlets or a family member – help us get the word out! Challenge them to join us and become a world changer.

Information on our sponsorship program with the differences of where your money may be going and where it could go.

Information on our sponsorship program with the differences of where your money may be going and where it could go.

God’s richest blessings,

Kayla Raymond

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