After spending eight days in Iraq and another four in transit, it was easy to see that Dr. Thomas was both exhausted and energized from his time with the Kurdish people. Despite the mountain of paperwork that awaited him on his desk, Dr. Thomas was happy to sit down and speak with me about his latest trip to Iraq and the things that were accomplished.
2020 14th Annual Banquet Canceled
Dear friends and supporters of Operation HOPE: Our board has voted to cancel this year's banquet, due to prescribed attendance limitations. But we are pleased to announce that Ken Harrison, Chairman and CEO of Promise Keepers has agreed to speak at our upcoming banquet on March 27, 2021. Tickets will go on sale in January of 2021. Thank you for your generous support as we continue our commitments to Hope2Haiti and SnackPack4Kids in West Texas. May God bless and protect us all as we await His return.
Although we generally hear stories of pain and despair coming from Haiti, we were able to see something in the Haitian people that many may not expect - hope.
Operation HOPE recently received a request from our dear friends New Vision Ministries in Haiti to help find two teachers who would be willing to teach at a YWAM English school in Saint Marc for the 2011-2012 school year.
YWAM has been in Saint Marc for 15 years and has been such an asset to that community and the entire nation. The school is primarily focused on educating missionary children (such as the Reeves' children) as well as providing a Bible-Based English education for Haitian children to equip them to reach out to their own people.
The following article was posted on the blog of Dr. Kerry Reeves & New Vision Ministries in Haiti. New Vision is a close partner of Operation HOPE and they are the ministry that we assist when traveling to Haiti.
A few days ago, Barb Bouma, a friend of ours who has done alot to help the efforts of Operation HOPE sent an email to all of her friends letting them know just what they can do to help those in need in Haiti. Barb stays in touch with the Reeves family of New Vision Ministries and was able to get a very comprehensive list of the things they need to continue to operate as they have. Below is a copy of her email, and I pray that each person who reads this will be able to help out in some way.