Haiti: The Return

There is much unrest in Haiti today. Election results are still in question, corruption and government intervention are regular occurrences, and now the return of the “Baby Doc” brings even more uncertainty to a country in turmoil.

So what’s next then?

A return. A return to Haiti to continue working with Growing Hope for Haiti. To continue to impact families who struggle every day to survive. No jobs and no money with barely a roof (or tarp) over their head.


But we can make a difference. Maybe not for the entire country, but for at least a few families along the way. We have start to somewhere. And that somewhere is Haiti. We need to rescue helpless orphans like Johnna who barely get enough to eat each and every day. We need to help the tent communities who are so desperately trying to put themselves back together; for their story to continue.

It started with hope and that hope must continue to rise.

So here’s the deal. Not only do I feel passionately about this, but my entire family feels like this is so important that we all need to go and serve. For the entire month of June 2011, the Goldsmith’s (Michael, Melissa, Seth and Emilee) will be traveling to Haiti to do the only thing we know how to do. Work hard, give as much as we can, and love as much as possible. We’re heading to Haiti, but we need your help.

We’re looking for 40 sponsors ($100 each) to make our journey. We’re going to do our part by selling a great deal of our possessions to make this trip happen, but we can’t do this without your help. Would you be willing to be one of our sponsors? (By the way, as of the writing of this post, we have our first sponsor! My friend Stephen Emlund and Creative Improv have graciously extended their help. AWESOME!!) You can sponsor us by clicking on the Paypal link below:

Of course, any amount will help, so don’t feel like you can’t click if you aren’t a full sponsor. Any amount will help. And your sponsorship will not only change our family as we prepare for this remarkable new journey, but hopefully those families in Haiti as well as we go and serve. We’ll also need tons of prayer as we embark on this new path. I’m not sure what the future holds for us, but I do know that this is the next step in our journey. We are simply being obedient.

If you have any questions about this decision, questions about Haiti or need more information on how to be a sponsor, please email me: goldie@bucketology.com and I’ll be glad to visit with you. Be sure to stop by Bucketology for more info and for updates soon.

Grace and peace.

“and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.

The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.”

Isaiah 58:10-11

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One Response to “Haiti: The Return”

  • Travis Duncan Says:

    Hey Michael … I’m happy to donate to the cause, but I’m wondering if there might be any interest, or use, for some donated pro photography while you’re there? I’d really love to do something to help make a small difference, and I’m wondering if you can advise me on this? Thanks – tduncan

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