Young Haitians Help Raise Funds for Radios “So The Gospel Can Go Further”
When Kate Michel, 4VEH’s Marketing & Communications director, ran her first half-marathon in Indianapolis, Indiana, last year, she used the event to ask friends and family to sponsor Resounding Hope solar radios, an initiative that she founded in 2012. To date, more than 10,000 solar radios have been given out to families in Haiti as part of 4VEH’s evangelism and outreach in mostly poor, rural communities. Kate prayed and dreamed that this year, others would join in to run for Resounding Hope.
As word spread among the Haitian staff at 4VEH broadcasting center in Morne Rouge, and at the tower site in Petite Anse, several staff and an intern said: “Count us in!”
First, it was Kate. Then Jay (from One Mission Society World Headquarters) and his wife Julianne, both runners, said “We want to be a part of this!”
Then Brett (OMS Haiti field director, also a runner) said “I’ll do it here in Haiti!”
Then co-workers at 4VEH – Wildy, Luciano, Claudine, Max, Johnny, Milton, and Rodney – said “We’re not ready to run a half-marathon, but we’ll form a relay team and run alongside with Director Brett.”
Then members of a local youth choir, Flamme Spirituelle (with strong connections to 4VEH – they recorded their first album here, and 4VEH Operations director Witny Telfort is their choir director) said: “We want to help. Count us in, we’re running too!”
The team is running to raise funds for Resounding Hope solar radios tuned to Radio 4VEH to bless families in Haiti every day. On May 7, 2016, Jay, Julianne & Kate will be running a half-marathon, the Indy500 Mini in Indianapolis; Brett will be running a half-marathon around the One Mission Society compound in Cap-Haitien, Haiti; and Wildy, Luciano, Claudine, Max, Johnny, Milton, Rodney, Anthonio, Keson, Rochenel, Junel, Renand and Mackenson will be running as a relay team alongside Brett.
Why? Because they know these radios are making a huge difference in people’s lives in Haiti – reaching people with the Gospel, helping believers grow in their faith, building up the church and serving the people of Haiti in Jesus’ name.
Our team’s goal is to raise $12,000 to sponsor 200 solar radios – and bless 200 households in Haiti. That’s $60 to sponsor one radio and reach a whole family with hope every day.
Would you help us reach our goal by making a donation of $20, $60, $100, $600 or any amount you can manage. Every little helps! Your donation is tax-deductible in the US, and you will receive a receipt from One Mission Society. Give online here on our team fundraising page: Run for Resounding Hope – May 2016
If you prefer, make your donation by check, payable to One Mission Society with “407870-16RHRUN” in the memo line, and mail it to One Mission Society, PO Box 1648, Monument, CO 80132-1648. (And be sure to let me know so I can mark it against our goal on our fundraising page.)
For donations in Haiti in US $ or HTG can be given to Miss Colleen/OMS Haiti office, and designated 407870-16RHRUN.
For donations in the UK, give online through our fundraising page, or through One Mission Society UK if you prefer. Just include a note : Run for Resounding Hope 2016 – and be sure to let us know so we can add your gift to our total. Thank you!