I would like to start out by offering a very heartfelt "thank you" to all of our supporters and those of you who kept us in your prayers throughout the course of our most recent trip to Haiti. On December 10 - 16, Operation HOPE once again set out for the area of Montrouis Haiti to work with New Vision and find out the progress that's being made through Operation HOPE and those who support us.
Our 2021 15th Annual Banquet CanceledDear friends and supporters of Operation HOPE: Due to the cancellation of spring events at the Civic Center, we are forced to cancel this year's Operation HOPE Banquet. Thank you for your generous support over the years. Please pray about how the LORD would have you contribute to our outreach this year as we continue our commitments to Hope2Haiti and SnackPack4Kids in West Texas.
These three short films debuted last night at the Sixth Annual Operation HOPE Banquet and, as promised, they will now be available to watch 24/7 right here on operationhopeusa.org. They have been somewhat of a labor-of-love for me and I hope that they will touch your heart as you watch them.
I would like to introduce you to a little boy named of Michelet. He currently lives at the Celebration Children's Home operated by New Vision Ministries and supported by Operation HOPE. Michelet is 4 years old and has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid accumulates in the brain and oftentimes causes brain damage. When Michelet was first brought to the children's home.
As many of you may know, our Board Chairman, Brad Bouma and his wife Barb have spent the last few days down in Haiti visiting our dear friends at New Vision Ministries. Much has been accomplished in the small town of Montrouis since we were there just a few months ago and much continues to be done as the Reeves family continue to invest their time and love into helping the wonderful Haitian people.
As mentioned in the article below, our founder, Dr. John Thomas was recently selected to receive the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in New York City on May 12, 2012. David Morris, a dear friend of Operation HOPE has traveled to Iraq and Haiti with Operation HOPE and went along with Dr. Thomas to film the exciting weekend. Below is the official newsreel along with a set of beautiful photos all shot by David.
We are so proud of our founder for all of his wonderful achievements and we're honored to be a part of those endeavors.