As we work to spread the news about our time in Haiti we have begun to send out snail mail to clearly express what we will be doing in Haiti and how you can be involved. In an effort to not miss anyone I wanted to place a copy of this letter on the blog.
Trey and I met in August of 2007 at Boyce College. The Lord orchestrated our love story and we were married in March of 2010. Over the course of our lives we have been very involved with camp ministry. This time heavily influenced our relationship with the Lord as well as impacted our hearts with a passion for international missions. In 2009 we both served as Summer Staffers for Crossings Camps where Trey was then hired to work full time. It is through our involvement with Crossings and our love for international missions that we were first introduced to a ministry opportunity in Haiti to serve with an organization called Baptist Haiti Mission.
Baptist Haiti Mission has had a presence in Haiti over 50 years. It is located in Fermathe, a beautiful area in the mountains an hour north of Port Au Prince. BHM oversees a variety of ministries in Haiti. Some of these include planting churches, training leaders within these churches, child sponsorships, and running an 80 bed hospital on the mission property. BHM has recently acquired property throughout Haiti to host summer camps. The past couple of summers have consisted of only two weeks of camp, one of which is specifically set apart for the children of Haitian Pastors. We are thrilled God has prepared us and called us to help grow this ministry.
Today we are serving alongside Crossings Camps in Bagdad, KY. It is with great excitement that we are sharing with the students throughout this summer about the goals Crossings has to partner with Haiti and how they can be involved. We hope to have students traveling to Haiti next summer to work on building projects to help the camp. Our upcoming plan is to be moving to Haiti this fall. Trey will be stepping into an administrative role at BHM with plans to be involved in the camp ministry. I will be working with the women of Haiti and focusing on the communication side of the ministry. We are excited about this opportunity to serve in Haiti. There are many ways you can be involved, and we would like to invite you to join us on this journey.
We covet your prayers as we know the Lord is before us, and we walk trusting in Him into this next season of life. We also ask you to prayerfully consider supporting us while we are in Haiti. BHM asks that we raise $1,200 a month to cover living expenses on the mission, health insurance, and other ministry needs. Included in this envelope is a support pledge card you can use to indicate your level of involvement. Finally, we would love to have you serve alongside us in Haiti! We are eager to see how the Lord may direct you, our friends and family.
Pledge Card Info:
Yes, I want to be a part of Trey and Chelsea Salter's ministry in Haiti by doing the following:
Check all that apply:
--Receiving prayer letters/email updates
--Contributing $ ______ One time, Monthly, Annually
Please include your Name, Address, Phone #, and Email
Make checks payable to:
Baptist Haiti Mission
Rockford, MI 49341
Please designate Trey and Chelsea Salter. All gifts are tax deductible.
All of the information on the support card can be written or typed and mailed to Baptist Haiti Mission in Rockford, MI. If you would like to receive a letter in the mail or have further questions please do not hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!