WELCOME to the Lifeline Haiti Blog

WELCOME to the Lifeline Haiti Blog
(TO SEE OUR WEB SITE CLICK ON THE ABOVE PICTURE) Lifeline Haiti and Bridges of Hope exists to promote poverty relief and community empowerment within nations of the world. This mission is achieved in cooperation with Governments, donor organizations and individuals. Implementation is accomplished in cooperation with local business & Spiritual Leaders, individuals, & indigenous organizations within the region of operation and by building the capacity of these partners. The goal is to build the assets of these partners to become sustainable and reproducing agents and transition from beneficiaries to benefactors.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Coffee Imported from Haiti

Funds raised from imported coffee from Haiti will help make a difference.. Thank you to Ryan Reinheller, owner/operator of Creekside Coffee of Medicine Hat we have an opportunity to help make a difference. The coffee is a registered fair trade coffee, grown in the mountains near our Tiotte location on the east side of Haiti. Ryan imports the coffee, roasts, bags and labels it for us. All profits made from the coffee goes back to help with the Chabin school location projects. Ryan was with us to Haiti last March/08, and as a result found a way to help the children. Perhaps as you read this you can see a way you can help make a difference... We sell the coffee for $20. per bag plus shipping and handling if we have to ship it to you. This is some of the best coffee you can get anywhere in the world. To order contact me via e-mail.. lifelinehaiti@gmail.com

To save on shipping we suggest you order one case of 15 bags for only $15. shipping. Otherwise one bag will cost about $10. to ship..

Specify if you would like your coffee ground or whole bean.

Thank you for making a difference ....... Bob & Linda

Monday, July 20, 2009

Miles & Rosemary unable to continue with Raymond School

With the economic crunch it has made it impossible for Miles & Rosemary to continue with the fund raising support of the Raymond school. We have made the decision to close down the Raymond school and move the children to the Carrefour Raymond school location. It is within a few miles of the other school. The Carrefour Raymond school is in desperate need of repair and expansion to accommodate the 125 children that will be coming in from Raymond. We will be needing to raise about $3000. to make the changes needed to make room for the children from Raymond. Will you considering helping with all or a portion of the funds needed. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are able to help with any amount. The bottom picture is the Raymond school before it was destroyed by the last hurricanes. The top picture is the present location and children at the Carrefour Raymond location that is in desperate need of repair and expansion. lifelinehaiti@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cloths needed for orphans

We have a huge need for clothing for 20 orphans that we have in our orphanage in Jacmel.
The children are 1 yr. to 12 yrs. of age. Any cloths, new or in good repair and clean will be greatly appreciated. Drop me a note if you can help in this area. ....

Monday, July 6, 2009

My scheduled trips to Haiti fall of 2009.

All things equal the following are the dates of departure to Haiti and returns to Canada from Sept. to Dec./09...... All flight are with Air Canada. They only fly in and out of Haiti on Tuesdays.

Depart Home Monday Sept. 7th. arriving Haiti Tuesday Sept. 8th.
Depart Haiti Tuesday Sept. 22nd. arriving home Wednesday Sept. 23rd.

Depart Home Monday Oct. 19th. arriving Haiti Tuesday Oct. 20th.
Depart Haiti Tuesday Nov. 10th arriving home Wednesday Nov. 11th.

Depart Home Monday Nov. 30th. arriving Haiti Tuesday Dec. 1st.
Depart Haiti Tuesday Dec. 15th. arriving Home Wednesday Dec.16th.

Depart Home Monday Jan. 26/2010..arriving Haiti Tuesday Jan.27th
Depart Haiti Tuesday Feb. 16th .. arriving Home Wednesday Feb. 17th.

Our connecting flight out of Canada to Haiti is from Montreal on Tuesday mornings.

There are team schedule on some of these trips at the present time. Please contact me if you are interested in going on one of these trips and I will check to see if there is room on the dates you are wanting to go. Minimum stay is one week. If you choose to fly in with American Airlines please check with me before you book to co-ordinate dates and time for pick up at the airport in Port Au Prince. AA has flights each day into Haiti. ... Bob & Linda

Manitoba- July 12th/Minneapolis- Aug.09

We will be sharing at the Christian Church with Pastor Terry Sellen on Sunday the 12th of July in Oakbank, Manitoba. Service will start at 10AM.
For the evening service starting at 7PM we will be at the Selkirk Aboriginal Redemption Center with Pastor Ray Settee. If your in the area we would love to see you.

The end of July we will be leaving for meetings in Steinback, & the Winkler team going to Haiti in Oct. The 31st.to the Urban Refuge Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota with Pastor Chad. We will be packing dehydrated food destined for Haiti on the 1st. of Aug. and then a service at their church on the 2nd. Arrive back in the Hat on the 4th.

Our need is so huge. Our hope is to have 26 schools opened for Sept. with 4500 students.

There are still 17 locations with 4000 children waiting for our help.

We can only open and keep them open if the funds and supplies come in from faithful donors like you. Our hope is that extra funds and supplies will come in so we can open more schools that are on the waiting list. Can you see a way you are able to help these precious children of Haiti?

Statistics show that 400 children die each day in Haiti of starvation and curable diseases and only half the children reach the age of 15. We can break this vicious cycle! Will you help?

The little boy, Alfred, at the top of this page is only one of so many other children that were so close to death when we started up a school in their regions. A picture is worth a thousand words. You can see the difference some food, medicine and lots of love has made.

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of these precious children.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you can help in any way by phoning me or dropping me an e-mail... lifelinehaiti@gmail.com

Bob & Linda
Lifeline Haiti
Ph. 403-502-5925