RE is opening a new store in the CrossRoads District, downtown KC. 10% of sales throughout their grand opening weekend goes to support LQVE. KC people go check em out!
Some of us engaged in struggles for social justice have been incredibly naive about what has been happening in our own psyches. Our very identities are often defined by our resistance to evil. It’s our way of feeling good about ourselves: if we are against evil, we must be good. The impatience of some activists with prayer, meditation, and inner healing may itself betray an inkling of what they might find if they looked within. For the struggle against evil can make us evil, and no amount of good intentions automatically prevents its happening. The whole armor of God that Ephesians 6: 10– 20 counsels us to put on is crafted specifically to protect us against that contagion of evil within our own souls, and its metals are all forged in prayer.
Walter Wink. The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium
One of LQVE’s biggest days of the year is Giving Tuesday. You’ll be hearing more about it, but because Facebook waves all fees on that particular day, it winds up being a good time to give! We’ve got lots of things planned for LQVE HAITI this coming year (More soccer, more help with teachers, more medicine, finishing up the latest clinic, etc…) We’ll need your help. Thanks for putting Nov 27 on your calendar.
“Our” Nurse Maryse saw 170 people last month in the clinics at Cascade and Bel Airre. 25 of them were less than five years old. There’s no guarantee that any of them would’ve had access to healthcare without our partnership with Heart to Heart International
It's really amazing to be a part of something from the ground up. Scroll down a few blog posts to see what this site looked like just a couple of months ago. Now, it's a new healthcare clinic for Nurse Maryse and the people of Bel Arrie, and almost ready to be occupied. Thank you everyone for supporting our work. And don't stop. People's lives are being impacted. (Haitians and Americans!)
Honored to be a part of another amazing trip to Haiti. We worked, and swam, and painted, and sweat, and laughed, and served. I don't know what else someone would want on a trip. Thanks everyone who supported us, financially and in prayer. Please don't stop. Keep giving. The need is huge.
Shay's back in Haiti with Frantz preparing for the rest of us arriving Monday, July 16, which just happens to be Quincy's birthday. Frantz not smiling is a rare photo. Obviously, they're trying to be cool.
Photo cred: RhythmKC
The new healthcare clinic in Belle Anse, Haiti is progressing! MidAmerica Nazarene University is partnering with LQVE, and Heart to Heart, Haiti to make this project happen. Pray for the team of university students who are heading to Haiti this week!
The Story of LQVE is a night of art, worship music, and inspiration with Jonathan Foster and his friends, Wallace and Rachel Fa'agutu. All proceeds from tickets, artwork, and t-shirts will benefit LQVE. If you're in AZ, or in the southwest portion of the country, or really, just anywhere in the Western Hemisphere, put this on your calendar! Tickets at Eventbrite.com.
If you get car sick, claustrophobic, scared driving through river beds, picky with food, can't stand smells, naked children, or poverty, then this trip probably isn't for you. With all that said, will it be the best week of your life? Probably.
Join us. Click on 'be a part of the story' and get your deposit in!
Deposits for July trip to Haiti are due Feb 1. $500 non-refundable. All payments can be conventiently made right through this website. The trip will be this summer, July 16-23. We're unsure of what we'll be doing project-wise, but we're sure of what we'll be doing the rest of the time... driving, bouncing around, sweating, playing games with children, eating super interesting food, seeing old friends, making new friends, taking cold showers, or no showers, working, and interacting with some of the most best people in the Caribbean! It will likely be the most interesting week of your life.
2018 is going to be a pretty great year for LQVE. We'll continue to support healthcare and education needs in S/E Haiti, and in a brand NEW venture, we're going to be investing in training to help develop ideas for businesses. It's a year-long training session by Haitians for Haitians that will teach entrepreneurial principles and practices. Healthcare, education and wealth creation. We couldn't be more excited about playing a small role in these three crucial areas. You have lots of places you can give as we approach the end of this year, but if you're undecided about who to invest in, consider being a part of the story. We'll need every dollar for 2018! Blessings!
We raised almost $4,000 on Giving Tuesday. Thank you! Meanwhile, some really important things are happening in Cascade Pichon, including our work with Heart to Heart International on providing leadership training for young entrepreneurs to start new businesses. Wealth and job creation is a huge deal in this part of the world. Stay tuned!
Donations made through LQVE's Facebook Fundraiser today, Giving Tuesday, may be eligible to be matched, AND all fees are being waived. Go HERE to play a part in the story. No pressure, we know there are a lot of great places to give. Thank you!
I don't believe in an explanation as much as I follow the announcement that Jesus is King. It has social, ethical, political, and artistic implications to everything I do and all that I am. I cannot run from it, nor do I want to. I cannot hide from it, nor do I seek to. I cannot explain it, though my mind constantly wrestles with it's meaning. He's the hope and the future, because he is the present and reality. The news that Jesus is King is the brilliance of my life. Everything else is shadow.
Lots of people... "Aren't there shady characters in the Haitian government? I've heard there's a lot of corruption there."
Me... "As opposed to the lack of shadiness and corruption in our government?"