Friday, November 6, 2015

From CMMB: What is the most terrible poverty?

Dear John, 

High up in the mountains above Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti, Juslene Joseph lives in a tent alone with her two small children, struggling to provide even one small meal a day. Unable to attend school herself, she dreams of a better life for her children.

So every morning Juslene wakes at up 4:30am and starts walking 4-year-old Jessica to the only school in the community that does not charge tuition. This school is two-and-a-half hours away, which she walks every day through mountain paths in considerable heat and humidity. To school, back home, and then back again to pick up Jessica, Juslene walks for 10 hours every day. Even more difficult, Juslene is six months pregnant.

Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, and most people, like Juslene, live in extreme poverty. Your loving mercy and generosity have enabled us to serve many people in Haiti, but the need here is still incredibly vast.

Will you abide in God’s love and send a gift to help families like Juslene’s to solve their most urgent needs – like school fees, food, medication, and clean water so they have homes full of love and happiness this holiday season?

Thank you so much for your compassion for the poor.
Give a Gift of Love                          

Dr. Dianne Jean-Francois
Country Director
CMMB Haiti

P.S. As we approach the holiday season, I would like you to consider Mother Teresa’s words“The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved,” and give love this Thanksgiving, to your family, friends, colleagues,and women like Juslene.

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