The Way Maker Matching Gift Movement
A campaign by Eyes Wide Open International
We just received an amazing gift. Someone just gave a $10,000 matching gift to help Eyes Wide Open International and especially our kids, family and those we serve in Haiti get through the current and escalating crisis.
This is a dollar to dollar matching gift. For each dollar given, we will receive a 100% match up to a total of $10,000. We hope to raise the full $10,000 in order to receive the $10,000 matching gift. This will go a long way to help us make it through the next level of this crisis and enable us to help others through as well.
There are 4 ways you can help…
Pray- Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
Give- Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Give through one of the following links:
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Checks can be made payable to Eyes Wide Open International and mailed to 5000 Arlington Centre Blvd., Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220. Please add “The Way Maker Matching Gift Movement” to the note section.
Share- Ephesians 3:20-21“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen”.
Praise- Please Join us in praising the Way Maker!
Update on our kids and family in Haiti
Things are happening so quickly in our world and Haiti is no exception. Haiti is one of the last countries to be affected by the COVID19 virus. The situation here is fluid and we have to change and adapt with all new information to do the best we possibly can to protect the kids and all of the extended family.
Because of our living arrangements and the very nature of an extra-large family if one person gets the virus in our family we will all have it. Unless of course God’s supernatural protection covers us. Nothing is impossible for Our Father. We have several family members who have serious underlying health conditions so we are working vigilantly every day to keep the virus from entering the house.
As COVID19 begins to impact Haiti. It is extremely difficult to get accurate information about how the virus is spreading in Haiti. Currently, there are probably thousands of cases of the virus. However, getting an accurate number of what we are facing here is going to be difficult. There is great fear in getting tested, several large hospitals have closed and others are refusing to take COVID19 cases. The government was setting up testing centers but because there have been reports of attacks on sick people suspected of having the virus, many Haitians will not go to get tested. The Haitian Health Services has set up a hot line for those who are having symptoms. The protocol is for you to stay at home and then a medical professional comes to you. However, numerous reports are coming in that the phone just rings and rings or you finally talk to a person and no one ever comes to your house.
There is a developing underlying sense of panic. The majority of Haitians live day to day. Meaning they work each day to get food for each day. They work and buy food in crowded street markets and take overcrowded public transportation. Most Haitians live in small living quarters and often with large families and extended families. The majority of Haitians cannot self-isolate or practice social distancing. The masses of Haitians have no access to masks or gloves. Without divine intervention the effect of COVID19 could be catastrophic.
Our Haitian family has been hit hard by many difficulties before the threat of COVID19. There have been social, political and economic challenges that have made it difficult to provide for basic needs. School was closed for two months in the fall and the prices of food and basic supplies has more than doubled at times. As this virus is just now beginning to hit Haiti, we will for sure need more support of all kinds.
We want to say thank you to all who have prayed and are continuing to intercede and support Eyes Wide Open International and all those we serve.
For more information about Haiti and the COVID19: