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We are transitioning how we communicate

February 29, 2012

Fellow Journey Serves: Haiti supporters:

As Journey moves to a new online community for communication, it’s time to move from this blog to the new platform.

To keep updated on what is happening with Journey Serves: Haiti, go to the new Journey Connect. You need to login to your account or set up an account if you don’t have one. It’s a great way to stay connected and the primary way we will continue to update people on the work in Haiti. Go here to login or set up an account.

You can then join the Journey Serves: Haiti group.

Online giving now happens through Journey Connect, too. Check it out today.

See our latest news in the Journey Serves: Haiti newsletter here.

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Please sign the petition to help the kids in Haiti

October 26, 2011

This information is taken from the website beliefnet.com. They are trying to get 10,000 signatures to continue the pressure on the government of Haiti to appropriately deal with the situation there and to make sure ALL the kids from the Son of God orphanage are safe.

ORGANIZATIONS ON GROUND IN HAITI SKEPTICAL OF ORPHAN RELOCATION FACILITIES
Boys Relocated to Questionable Facility Following Gruesome Situation at Son of God Orphanage

Following the news of relocation for the children at Son of God Orphanage, many relief organization members traveled to Haiti in order to help the children adjust to the transition process. At the completion of the process, IBESR and UNICEF told relief workers that 39 children had been relocated.

“When we arrived at the girls’ orphanage we found 31 of the girls who were previously at Son of God. We expected that there would be 8 boys at the other orphanage since we were told that 39 children were relocated. We found 9 boys at the other orphanage, and there are still 46 children that are unaccounted for. None of the government organizations involved seem to know where they are,” said an anonymous source on the ground in Haiti.

SIGN THE PETITION CALLING FOR WIDER INVESTIGATION OF ORPHAN ABUSE IN HAITI.

Efforts continue from personnel within Adventures in Missions, Bridgeway Church, Timberline Church, Children’s HopeChest, Respire Haiti, and Journey Community Church to locate the missing children, ensure the safety of the relocated children, and push for a full and thorough investigation of anyone involved in the situation.

“Now more than ever it is important that the momentum continues, and the Haitian government hears the truth, finds these missing children, and thoroughly investigates Son of God and possibly over 20 other orphanages abusing innocent children,” said Bob Mudd, COO of Children’s HopeChest

SIGN THE PETITION CALLING FOR WIDER INVESTIGATION OF ORPHAN ABUSE IN HAITI.

Members from the six organizations have run into complications gaining access to the orphanages, “We literally had to go from orphanage to orphanage to find the children because no one would tell us where they were. I don’t know if the IBESR and UNICEF were being difficult for their own sake or for the sake of the safety of the children,” said another anonymous source on the ground in Haiti.

The organizations continue to call on the global community to sign the petition and distribute to as many people as possible, “Every day that passes lessens our chance of finding these children,” continued Mudd.

Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/redletters/2011/10/son-of-god-orphans-relocated-to-questionable-facility.html#ixzz1brHp90Es
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Seeking National Media Attention

October 17, 2011

Since beginning our partnership with our sister church in Carrefour, Haiti, we have also spent time at the Son of God Orphanage. From the beginning, we were deeply concerned about the condition of the children at the orphanage. Each JCC team that has spent time in Haiti has also spent time trying to help at the orphanage. It is truly a horrible place, and many attempts have been made to get the children out and to a safer place…with no results.

Several others have taken up the cause and we are attempting to get our national media to shine a spotlight on the orphanage to put pressure on the government to act. So what can we do? Here are some ideas:

  • Spread the word! Use Facebook, Twitter, email to let people know what is happening
  • Sign the petition at  Petition
  • Know anyone in the media? Get them involved!

Here is the story of one person on the ground in Haiti trying to help: http://blessedwithaburden.wordpress.com

We can do this if we work together.

 

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You can participate by making a monthly gift to Journey Serves: Haiti

June 2, 2011

Moved by last year’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, Journey Community Church entered into a relationship with a church in Carrefour, Haiti called Mission Eglise de Dieu Union Chretienne por La Foi.

Since then Journey has regularly provided food, water and other basic needs for people in our partner church. In January, just one year after the earthquake, JCC and MEDUCF partnered to open a medical clinic that is revolutionizing the well-being of the entire community.

To continue helping to provide for people’s basic needs, and also to keep the clinic fully operational, JCC has made a $3,000/month commitment. There are a variety of ways you can help, with a monthly commitment or one time gift to the project.

$10/month: see two patients at the medical clinic

$16/month: cooking oil for a family

$31/month: 52-lb bag or rice

$67/month: cleaning of medical clinic

$86/month: 105 lb. bag of beans

$104/month: feed two children for an entire month

$266/month: nurse’s monthly salary

Any monthly amount or one time gift is welcome!

Online Giving Instructions

Go to: www.journeycommunitychurch.org

• Click the “Online Giving” tab at the top of the page

• Scroll down and click on “Click here to give to the Journey Building Fund or Journey in Haiti”

Login Page

Already Have a Login Account

• Enter User Name (email address)

• Enter Password

• Click “Login”

• Across the top of the page: select ‘Auto-Tithe’

• Choose a Fund: select ‘Journey in Haiti’

• Amount: Enter your monthly commitment amount

• Frequency: Select your option (Monthly 1st or 16th)

• Start Date: DONE

• Number of Installments: 12 (1yr) – 60 (5yrs)

• Card Information

• Select Card Type: Visa or Mastercard Accepted

• Card Number: enter your account number

• Card Expiration: enter month/year expiration

• Card Code: (3 or 4 digit security code on the back of your credit card)

• Card Holder Information

• Name on Card: enter the name as it appears on credit card

• Billing Address: enter street address of where the bill goes

• Zip code: enter zip code of where the bill goes

• Click: Activate Auto-Tithe

Do Not Have a Login Account

• Click on: First Time?

• Enter the following information:

• First Name

• Last Name

• Address Line 1

• Addrss Line 2 (if necessary)

• City, State/Zip

• Phone Number

• Email Address

• Password

• Confirm Password

• Submit

• Go back to Login Page

• Follow Directions for Already Have a Login Account

If you choose to give via check, please make payable and send to:

Journey Community Church (write “Haiti” in the memo line)

8363 Center Drive #6C La Mesa, CA 91942

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Wow! What a weekend.

March 21, 2011

Journey was honored this weekend to have Pastor Eduoard and Pastor Jonathan visiting  from our sister church in Carfour, Haiti. They shared in all three main  services, with the kids, at Selah and at New Format. It was one of those weekends when you can really feel the movement of God among his people. So let us know what you are thinking…what did God speak to you this weekend? Share your thoughts….

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Supplies needed for Medical Clinic opening

November 2, 2010

We’re working hard to prepare for the opening of the new Medical Clinic with our sister church in Haiti. The following is a list of supplies we need for the Clinic. We need your help! Please bring your donations to church any time before December 31st.

Use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Did you know that you can use your Flexible Spending Account funds to buy supplies for Haiti? Most of the items on our list qualify as covered items under FSA’s. So, if you have extra funds in your account that you need to spend before the end of the year, consider a donation to our Medical Clinic in Haiti.

Also, Drugstore.com has an FSA store/ tab where everything in it qualfies for FSA reimbursement.  If you purchase $50 or more of products, the shipping is free.  It is easy and convenient to do this.

Clinic Supplies Needed:

Wound Care Items:

• Gloves (sterile & clean)

• First aid antibiotic ointment

• Sterile and non-sterile gauze

• Gauze rolls (kerlix)

• Band-Aids (all sizes)

• Sterile Q-tips

• Hydrogen Peroxide

• Betadine solution

Ortho / Rehabilitation Items:

• Elastic ace bandage in 3”or 4” width

• Braces for back, knee, ankle, wrist, elbow, and shoulder slings

• Splints (extremity)

• Crutches (child and adult)

• Moleskin

• Thermometers (oral, tympanic and rectal)

Miscellaneous:

• Hand sanitizer / wipes

• Carbineer clips

• Drug resource medical book

• Disposable cloths for cleaning

• Duct tape

• Oral care kits

• Medication scored /spoon dispensers

• Med cups (30ml’s)

• Plastic medication pill bags 2×3 & 3×5

• Tape measures

• Pen lights

• Ear wax removal kit

• Tongue depressors

• Batteries (all sizes)

• Alcohol prep pads

• Baby wipes (unscented preferred)

• Plastic zip-lock bags (quart &gallon)

• Clip boards (10)

• Small head lights /portable lights/flash lights

• Kleenex (small packs)

• Diapers (infant and adult)

• Mosquito nets

• Blank labels

• Small bars of soap

• Flip flop sandals (all sizes)

• Water purifiers (portable bottle filers)

• Tooth brushes / tooth paste /floss

• Disposable hot & cold packs

• Large plastic tarps

• Stickers for children

• Hammer (2) and nails

• Bed sheets to use as curtains

• File folders for patient records

• Plastic pans for procedure use

• Large and small trash bags

• Kitchen gloves

• Extension cords

• Small portable fans

• Rope

Medications: (****must not be expired****)

Over the counter medications / Supplements:

• Tylenol (infant, child, adult doses)

• Motrin (child and adult)

• Benadryl, Zyrtec

• Artificial tears / eye drops

• Desitin cream

• Hydrocortisone cream

• Tums

• Oral rehydration salts

• Zantac

• Fleets enema

• Dulcolax

• Immodium

• Cough medication (tabs)

• Sleep aids

• Little noses saline wash

• Cerumenex ear drops

• Vitamins (prenatal, adult, children and infants), Iron (ferrous salt) (infant, child and adult), Vitamin C, A, Foliate

If you have questions regarding donations please email Journey in Haiti Medical Team at jcchaitimedteam@gmail.com

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Donate On Line

September 13, 2010

You can now donate to the Journey in Haiti project online through the Journey Community Church website. Go to the Giving tab and look for the Donate to Haiti section.
Click here for more information:
Donate to Haiti

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