2020 14th Annual Banquet Rescheduled
Our 14th Annual Banquet has been rescheduled! The new date is Saturday, September 26, 2020, at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. For those who have already purchased tickets, please keep them as they are fine for our rescheduled event. If you have not yet purchased your tickets, please do so at your convenience.
A few months ago in the Kurdish region of Iraq, a young man was driving between two towns when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a post on the side of the road. Although the young man was experiencing a considerable amount of pain in his stomach, he was able to first call his father to inform him of the wreck and then contact a friend who was able to find him on the side of the road and take him to the hospital in the nearest town.
When we think about the essential needs of a group of people, we generally think about providing them with food and clean water. Sometimes we consider the fact that they need a roof over their heads or clothing on their backs. Solving problems such as poverty and hunger by throwing money or spare food at them is like assuming that pain killers will heal a broken arm.
At this point it would be hard to follow Operation HOPE and not be aware of the fact that we've put a very large focus on working with those in need in the nation of Haiti. Since 2010, we have been partnered with New Vision Ministries in Montrouis Haiti to provide medical aid, community support, and education to thousands across the nation of Haiti.
A couple of months ago, I posted an article on operationhopeusa.org asking for educators who would be willing to travel to Haiti and volunteer for the entire 2011-2012 school year. There was a YWAM school in the town of Saint Marc that was at risk of shutting down due to a lack of educators.