As a Foursquare Pastor in Sequim, Washington I joined Rotary (a community service organization) to reach the business community. Little did I realize twelve years later this would lead me to help our Foursquare family in Haiti. On Thursday, through the Rotary Shelter Box program, we were able to receive a commitment of at least twenty Shelter Boxes.
A Shelter Box contains the following items:
– a state of the art ten person tent designed to withstand extreme temperatures and heavy rainfall
– a children’s pack containing coloring books, crayons
– Mosquito netting
– water purification system
– a basic tool kit
– a multi-fuel stove that can burn anything from diesel to old paint
– cooking pans, utensils, bowls, mugs and water storage containers
– even the box itself is lightweight and waterproof, it can be used for a variety of purposes from water/food storage to a bed for a new-born baby.
The donation is valued at over $20,000. We have more Foursquare families in need and once we have distributed the first 20 there is an open door to possibly obtain more of these life saving boxes. God has provided the best possible shelter for our Foursquare families in Haiti… PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!
-Mike Van Proyen