Haiti (MNN) — A $500,000 matching
gift will double any gift given to OneHope for the country of Haiti by the end
of the year. This means every dollar
will provide a Book of Hope for not just three children, but six!
Haiti is the poorest nation in
the western hemisphere, and its people are in bondage to spiritism and
witchcraft. Seventy-five percent of the people
practice voodoo and witchcraft.
Guerline is the daughter of a
witchdoctor. Along with many other
teenage girls, she worked in the brothel her mother owned, selling her body for
as little as 35 cents. The concept of
true love was completely foreign to her.
Then one day, a OneHope team from
the local church came to her corner of Gonaives, Haiti. They proclaimed the Gospel at a neighborhood
outreach event, and Guerline attended with 17 other young people associated
with the brothel. The whole group
accepted the Gospel that night and is now involved in the local church!
Haiti is a difficult place for
missionaries to work, but the power of God's Word can break through the darkest
forces of evil. OneHope has distributed
2 million copies of the Book of Hope there and plans to distribute 700,000
more in 2010.
OneHope plans to introduce The
GodMan film and literature to Haiti as well, reaching the many children
affected by the country's extremely low literacy rate. Every gift helps bring the Good News to
Haiti's needy children.