In the words of Pablo Picasso: "The Meaning of Life is to find Your Gift, the Purpose of Life is to Give It Away".
With Thanksgiving just one day away, we would like to express our gratitude for the family and extended-non-profit family, friends and partners God has blessed us with to ensure we carry out our mission to cultivate and empower orphaned, abandoned and needy children living in the shadows of extreme misery and oppression in Haiti.When you donate your time and resources to Diakonos International or shop at AmazonSmile, you’re supporting the programs and services that fulfill our mission.
Our gratitude prayer is that your home be filled with God's loving presence, abounding in the fullness of His joy and gift of His peace, as you reflect upon the blessings He has bestowed upon you.
The Board Members and Volunteer Team of Diakonos International, and
The Children and Staff of Kominote Ti Fanmi Nou de Diakonos
Hi everyone! We would like to thank you for all you've done to help us have a great summer this year. Here are a few pictures of some of the things we did:
Our very own, Lesly Delney brought some new friends to visit and spend time with our God-children. They came bearing gifts for the children who were happy to receive their gits.'
Our special thanks to both Aden Williams and Louis Vaughn for visiting our God-Children and putting a smiles on their faces and for their generous donations.
All three gentlemen work with the US Coast Guard in Baltimore, MD and we are so grateful that they made a special trip to come be a part of Our Small Community of Family in Carrefour, Haiti. We hope that they had as good of a time as the children had.
We thank God for them and pray that God gives rewards their generosity one hundred fold.
Luke 10:12 "He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."
On August 4th, the children of Kominote Ti Fanmi Nou took a little trip to Delmas to go have a thorough medical check-up which was arranged by Hunger Relief International. A clean bill of health was given to each child. Praise be to God in the Highest that is watching over them. Thank you Dr. Didie Louis and Jenifer from Hunger Relief International in Haiti for giving Our Small Community of Family the opportunity to receive the much needed medical care. Thank you to the team of Doctors and Nurses who attended to our God-kids and providing them free lab work and medicines, and lastly but certainly not the least, thank you Wagner Desruisseaux for taking the time to bring all the children to see the doctors. May God continues to enrich your lives and bless you abundantly for your generosity.
Habakkuk 2:2 "Write the vision down and make it plain on tablets, That the one who reads it may run.
Paraphrasing the bible in Habakkuk 2:2-3 stating "Write the vision down and make it plain on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. "For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.…"
Praise God that His word will not go void. Early this month, our oldest daughter, Meseline completed her first year of nursing school and is now an intern as a nursing assistant. It was such a proud moment in Kominote Ti Fanmi Nou de Diakonos.
It gives us great joy to see one of our God-children heading towards a career that will ensure her a life out of poverty. This also affirms our faith in God's word that the appointed time for Diakonos International's vision of creating a learning society where Haiti's destitute and vulnerable children can blossom into educated, fully functional, self-supporting, and productive members of society, will not be delayed.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Mayanda Vendryes
or Cindi Sterling
DIAKONOS INTERNATIONAL, INC. PARTICIPATES IN MACY’S NINTH ANNUAL “SHOP FOR A CAUSE” Macy’s helps local charity raise funds and awareness to cultivate and empower underprivileged and vulnerable children in Haiti.
MIAMI, FLORIDA – MAY 27, 2014 – Macy’s and Diakonos International, Inc. invite customers to participate in Macy’s ninth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 23, 2014. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, and has helped raise more than $44 million for charities across the country since 2006. Customers can participate in this year’s event by purchasing shopping passes from Diakonos International, Inc. now.
“Macy’s is committed to giving back, both nationally and to our local communities,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “For the last eight years, Macy’s ‘Shop For A Cause’ program has provided our customers and associates a unique opportunity to show their support and give back to their local community organizations, while also enjoying great savings at Macy’s.”
Macy’s has provided Diakonos International, Inc. with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. Diakonos International, Inc. will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. The more shopping passes sold, the more money Diakonos International, Inc. will raise!
By purchasing a shopping pass from Diakonos International, Inc. customers support By purchasing a shopping pass from Diakonos International, Inc. customers support mission is to empower the orphans, abandoned and needy children of Haiti with a vision of a better and prosperous tomorrow and create a safe family environment where they can live safely, be happy, learn, grow and develop into healthy, educated and confident adults who will become the next generation of productive Haitian citizens while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s. Pass holders will receive special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, but some exclusions apply.
“We want to create a learning society where children can safely live, learn,
grow, and develop into healthy, happy, educated adults.”
- Wilfrid Longchamp
Co-Founder, Diakonos International.
For more information about Macy’s “Shop For A Cause,” visit macys.com/shopforacause. To purchase a shopping pass from Diakonos International, Inc. contact Cindi Sterling at 305-707-4929 or email@example.com.
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.
For Macy’s media materials, images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.
About Diakonos International
Diakonos International is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose vision is to create a learning society where Haiti’s most destitute and vulnerable children can live safely, learn, grow and develop into healthy, happy, educated and productive members of society.
Their mission is to empower orphans, abandoned, homeless and rejected children who are living in the shadow of extreme misery and oppression in Haiti with a vision of a better and prosperous tomorrow and the strength to believe in that vision.
THE BEST EASTER EVER FROM KOMINOTE TI FANMI NOU de DIAKONOS (Our Small Community of Family in Haiti)
When we started this ministry, God kept putting in our founder's heart "Do not despise the small beginnings" and she continuously repeats it. Our blog's name of "Appointment with Destiny" was not by accident but on purpose.
God in His infinite grace takes us one step at a time to a new level in our ministry of helps. Helping orphans, abandoned and destitute children living in Haiti has been both hard and a huge blessing to all of us here at Diakonos International. Last week, God showed up once again in a miraculous way. For months our God-children had been sleeping on mattresses that were so disgraceful it broke our hearts every time we went to Haiti and saw the children sleeping in such bad condition.
Due to lack of funds, we were unable to provide good mattresses for our God-children so we began to lift our voices in prayer asking God to deliver us out of all our troubles, and boy did He do just that! He gave us more than what we asked for. Thanks to the love and obedience of Herold Gay, Marsha, our angel from the US Naval Base and the love and devotion of Ms. Thompson from Food For the Poor, God provided not only pillow top mattresses but also great beds with storage spaces, chests and Armoires for the children to hang their clothes and to top it all off, Jesus supplied the bed covers so their room can look pretty.
We also praise God for Cindy Sterling from American Eagle/Envoy and Kaylin Silva who sacrificed their Easter with their family to come to Kominote Ti Fanmi Nou de Diakonos, Our Small of Family in Carreour, Haiti and in 24 hours helped put up the beds and fixed the kids' rooms and organized the food storage. It was such a wonderful Easter present from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are expecting more miracles this year. And as TD Jakes would say, GET READY, GET READY, GET READY!!!!
Easter reminds us how God has been good to us. He gave His own precious son to save us from our sins.
Jesus Christ rose from the death so that He can hop into our lives and be a Blessing to us! Thank you to our partners and supporters for returning the favor by sharing your blessings with others. Happy Easter!