How you are blessing the Messef children
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Food for Haiti
You and God continue to amaze us.  Since I last wrote we have taken a big food run that will last until well after Christmas and many other needs were supplied.  Thank you to Lorenzo and friends, the Romanian churches in Canada, Projekt Barrio Blanco, Bluebell Woods Day Nursery, Rhonda, Bernadette, Barbara, Isa, Shauna, Melissa, Lin and George, Chris and Mauricio, and our regular sponsors in the UK - Trudy, Cliff, Wendy and now Barbara.  Read on to see what you've all made possible.
Lorenzo, a supporter from Canada, has been involved with the orphanage since before Friends of Messef was formed.  He recently came for a week long visit to deliver donations collected from friends, clients and the Romanian churches in Canada and to go to Messef to work on the boys' dormitory.  He has been fundraising and was able to buy a stack of food, fabric for school uniforms, windows and doors for the boys' dormitory and many other items.  Unfortunately, a little more finishing is needed before the doors and windows can be fitted but they are ready when that work is done.

Rhonda wanted to bless the children with a Christmas treat and you can see just how much they enjoyed having a rare apple all to themselves.  This truly is a luxury in Haiti.  We were pleased to see the mosquito nets and new bedding donated by Projekt Barrio Blanco in good use to keep the bugs away.


Photo shows Lorenzo with Pastor Altesse, the Director, on an earlier visit.

The children enjoyed a stack of sweets from Lin and George, who also provided some extremely useful solar torches and lamps to help light the way, along with many other items.  The children only have electricity when Messef can afford fuel for the generator.  For a few more photos, please click here.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

Please see below for ways we are raising money for Messef and how you can get involved.
Giving Tuesday
WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.
Please use Giving Tuesday to make your Christmas donation to Messef.  You can donate here.
Blue Bell Woods Day Nursery Sponsored Walk
On 8th November, children, parents and staff at Blue Bell Woods Day Nursery in England took part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for Messef.  They raised over £250/US$390/CAD$446.  See below for more photos of the event which was great fun.  The children enjoyed refreshments indoors in the warm afterwards.
Don't forget, if you live in the UK and shop online, there is still time to do your Christmas shopping and raise funds for Messef .  Easyfundraising is easy to use and costs you nothing; be sure to sign up. Use for business, too.
If you live in Canada or the US, we also have AngeLissa, a fundraising page created by Shauna and Melissa, great Friends of Messef, where you can buy Christmas gifts with proceeds going to Messef.  Please like their Facebook page and take a look at what is on offer. There is also a Christmas Fair on 30th November.
May God bless you abundantly.
Linda Stapleton de Martinez
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