Lazarus Fund: a shout out!
by Kayla Raymond
I just needed to write a post to let you all know how you make my ENTIRE – heart, soul and mind – life easier here in Haiti by making donations to the Lazarus Fund. I haven’t written about it in a long time, so maybe some of you have forgotten about it (click here for initial post about it), but the Lazarus fund is basically my life line and it saves not only me but members of my community all. the. time…
Living in a third world country, you’ll learn rather quickly that common things like ambulances, emergency rooms and 911 hotlines are no longer available and once you learn this you’ll come to the realization that if you own a vehicle in your small remote village you are now the ambulance driver and your phone number is now the 911 hotline.
So, when a worker at the bakery smashes his hand in a machine, your team shows up. When an employee at the orphanage suddenly loses her 22-year-old son, you show up. When a young mother has a premature baby, you’re there for her. When another young man in the community breaks his arm, you make sure he gets to the hospital and has it casted.
And while I type you here in these scenarios and you’re thinking it was actually me there, that might be right, but I tell ya, I was only the vessel. The only reason I had the resources to show up in the fist place was because there was funding in the Lazarus Fund. You may not realize it, but $14 (1,000 haitian goudes) can get a mama and her new baby to a clinic to get proper follow-up after babe is born in a dirt hut. Another $28 can get a broken arm casted and healed. And, $300 can ease a mama’s heart as she properly lays her deceased son to rest.
Those numbers may not seem like much to you, but here, in our corner of the world, in the reality of third-world livin’…it saves us.
Not a lot of words for this post, but just a shout out and a sincere thank you for trusting me with your money, for investing in our ministry and community and for helping save us.
How to donate:
through PayPal: click here
cash or check send to: 205 Old Mill Lane, Rock Rapids, Iowa 51246
*make memo of Lazarus Fund for donations*