May Newsletter: We Need YOUR Help!

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be lead by the dreams in your heart.” -Roy T. Bennett-

Hey Friends,

We are busy preparing for the June mission trip. I will be taking a small team to help teach to our expectant and new mamas. We will also be participating in kindergarten graduation, level 1 adult education (reading, writing, math) graduation and the 5 year anniversary celebration. We are excited to celebrate with the families in Dèsarmes, Haiti!

We still have many women that need sponsorship for the midwifery care program. Please consider partnering with us. A one-time amount of $110 helps cover the expense of providing prenatal, delivery and postnatal care. To partner, please click here, and select “sponsor a mama”.

In addition to needing mamas sponsored, we are in need of midwifery care supplies and items for the 5 year anniversary celebration. We would greatly appreciate any donations. Items can be ordered on Amazon and directly shipped to me.

Our board of directors and committee have been busy planning and preparing fo the Caribbean Gala on July 18th in Winona Lake, Indiana. Tickets are available for purchase. We would love for you to join us and help raise money for the future birth center and guest house.

With gratitude,

Ashley Stills, BOLH Founder/Director

 

Photo // Katie Brenkert Photography

We are sad to have our intern, Jessica VanderBoom, finish her internship, but know God is leading her towards new and exciting opportunities. Please take a few minutes to read her last blog post, “A Path God Paves”.

 

Photo // Katie Brenkert Photography

April 2019 Midwifery Care Stats:
Prenatal Exams: 42
Postnatal Exams: 20
Newborn Exams: 12
Home Births: 10
Maternal Deaths: 0
Infant Deaths: 0
Referrals to the Hospital: 0

 

 

Join us for an evening dedicated to celebrate the people of Dèsarmes, Haiti for our 5 year anniversary. The gala will be held at the Winona Heritage Room in Winona Lake, Indiana. Dinner will catered by Noa Noa. Cash bar. Business casual or formal attire is recommended.

Activities will include live entertainment, viewing of documentary, presentation and silent auction. Ticket price is $50 per couple. You can purchase tickets here.

Proceeds from the ticekts and donations the night of the event will go towards the building fund for the future birth center/guest house.

 

Photo // Real Living Photography

2019 Team Trip Opportunities–

June 21-30, 2019 | This week will be focused on the midwifery care program and celebrating the people of Dèsarmes, Haiti. We will be participating in the kindergarten and adult education graduation and holding a huge celebration for the organization’s 5 year anniversary. We will also be registering women into the midwifery care program and teaching lessons to the expectant mothers and new mothers.

September 12-22, 2019 | This week will be focused on implementing a garden and water filtration system at the primary school and teaching lessons (nutrition, hygiene, etc.) to the children. *We are currently in need of a professional photographer.*

November 29-December 8, 2019 | This week will be focused on our midwifery care program. We will be registering women into the program and teaching lessons to the expectant mothers and new mothers. More details TBA.

If you are passionate about Jesus, women and babies, maternal health, midwifery, children, global health, empowering women and life then this would be a great opportunity for you! Qualified team members are loving, compassionate, humble, flexible and possess cultural sensitivity. Trip costs are approximately $1200-$1400. For more information, please email info@breathoflifehaiti.com.

 

 

 

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About Ashley Stills

Ashley is the founder and director of Breath of Life Haiti. Breath of Life Haiti is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to empower the people of Haiti through education; while fighting maternal and infant mortality by providing midwifery care and sharing the love of Christ.

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