Every Christmas and Easter we have a special offering benefiting a mission outside of First Trinity. In our vision, we talk about joining Jesus in our community, nation, and world. At Easter, we focus on our surrounding community, while at Christmas we partner with an international ministry. This Christmas, we will be supporting the Israel Izidor Foundation in Haiti to provide clean drinking water to the people there.
Hurricane Matthew has made clean water even more difficult to obtain for many in Haiti. Without access to clean water, people become dehydrated and water-borne diseases like cholera spread rapidly. Your special donation can help meet the immediate and ongoing needs of the people of Haiti. For example:
- $500 purchases 10,000 water purification tablets. These are combined with filters to provide clean water in communities that can’t receive a new well for various reasons.
- $2,500 purchases a new well for an entire community. This provides an ongoing supply of clean water for many people in the surrounding area.
We will have envelopes marked “Special Christmas Offering” at all Christmas Eve services. You can also donate online here. Click “Quick Give” and choose “Special Christmas Offering” in the fund list to make sure it gets to the right spot. You can also mark your check “Special Christmas Offering” and put it in a pew envelope at any service.