WE NEED YOUR HELP!
On Orphan Sunday, we stand for the orphan. We are a people called to defend the fatherless…to care for the child that has no family…to visit orphans in their distress. Each event is locally-led. Sermons and small groups, concerts and prayer gatherings, shared meals and youth activities—each rousing believers with God’s call to care for the orphan, and what we can do in response. From many sources, one voice. Each November, thousands of events will echo across America and around the globe, all sharing a single goal: that God’s great love for the orphan will find echo in our lives as well. Orphan Sunday is your opportunity to rouse church, community and friends to God’s call to care for the orphan. (James 1:27) http://orphansunday.org/about/
So, if you and your church or organization has not already found their partnership for orphan care, please consider partnering with us November 2nd for Orphan Sunday! We are in need of 10 churches willing to help find us 20 individuals/families who can commit to making a $10 minimum monthly pledge. That’s only $0.33 cents a day! If we find these 10 churches, our monthly operational budget for the orphanage will be met completely!
So here’s the plan, by accepting this challenge you are agreeing to tell the Okipe story in your church and find 20 new people to Join the Village. We have put together the following resources for you. Our hope is that you can set-up a table and make an announcement during one of your services.
1. Join the Village Introduction Video
Perhaps, you can play the “Join the Village” introduction video to help introduce the children’s village. You can find this 2 minute video on the right side of the webpage or by using this direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41ec9NmDzr8 After that share for just a few moments about the need and plan to help!
2. Resource Kit
A resource kit can also be purchased at: http://www.zazzle.com/OkipeHaiti.
The kit contains the following:
1 – Join the Village Poster
Designed to draw attention to your table or booth.
25 – Join the Village Flyers
The flyers can be placed on the Okipe table or in an information card rack. They share the story of Okipe and the history of Jesus Home for Children of La Gonave.
100 – Join the Village Donor Cards
These cards are intended to be given to those who have made a commitment to Join the Village by making a financial commitment. They can be used as a bookmark or placed on the refrigerator or anywhere to serve as reminder to pray and support the village. The backs of these cards also have the instructions on how and where to give.
3. Pledge Form
In addition to the video and resource kit you can download a pledge form here. Your church should use this form to collect some basic information from those who are making a pledge to Join the Village. After donors add their name to the form they should receive a Donor Card from the resource kit. They then will need to follow through by making their donations either online or by mail. After your church or organization has collected 20 pledges or more, the pledge form should be scanned and emailed back to Okipe at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to follow-up with those who have made pledges and get them added to our communications directly!
Also, you can be sure that 100% of you donation is going directly to the staff and children of The Jesus Home for Children of La Gonave, Haiti. Okipe is run completely on a volunteer basis so that we can maintain integrity when we say that 100% of donations make it to Mme. Soliette and her children.
Please fee to contact us with any questions you might have. On behalf of the children, thank-you so much for your support!