Thursday, March 22, 2012

Seaching for Food in Haiti

Several days ago we sent a number of emails to organizations in Haiti asking about connections for providing food to the school in Pignon. This is a project we will continue to explore but we wanted to share just one of the wonderful replys we recieved. This is from Orphans International Helpline (OIH)

Hi Tim,

May God bless you and your friends for caring for these children in Pignon, Haiti....

The OIH center in Bombardopolis, where we provide food for the children and the community, is located quite a distance from Pignon. We do not currently serve that area.

Bombardopolis is located in the northern west of Haiti. It is quite remote so we are limited to where we get our supplies. We get most of our provisions for the children in Gonaive, which is a 4 or more hour drive.

OIH is a very small non-profit organization but we would be happy to share whatever we have if any of the children from Pignon find their way into the Bombardopolis area. Just have them ask where the OIH center is and ask for Pastor Paul Florvilus, the brother of OIH's co-founder Pastor Jean Florvilus. Tell the children to mention my name Alvie Bello.

Alvie Bello

"Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better." Colossians 1:10

These are the kind of messages we receive that keep us all going. 

Tim and Susan

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Concert at Minarets High School (O'Neals, CA) "Jamstock 2012"

Here is a link to a promotional video that was done by Harley and Scoop, students and rockers at Minarets High School, who are organizing and performing at a Beatles vs. Stones concert to raise funds for Be the Power of One. If you're in the Coarsegold-O'Neals area May 5th, BE THERE !!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sean Penn and Oprah in Haiti

This is a wonderful short video which was part of an interview that Ophrah did with Sean Penn in Haiti. Sean Penn has been in Haiti since the earthquake in 2010 and has done some amazing things with his organization, J/P HRO. Check it out.....

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

North Fork School

Yesterday we spoke with a combined class of 1st and 8th graders at the North Fork School in central California. Our presentation was a little geography, a little history and a lot of comparing a typical day in the life of a California student to that of a Haitian student. The students asked some very good questions and were surprise at the limited opportunities Haitian students have. We shared with them our belief that education is the best way to end poverty. These students have decided to make Be the Power of One a month long focus in their fund raising efforts to help make the world a better place. We appreciate the chance to share our story and applaud the students and staff at North Fork School for their efforts to make a difference.
Speaking of history, did you know that it was the Haitian slave revolt at the end of the 18th century that facilitated the French selling the Louisiana Territory to the United States? They needed the money to support the war effort in Haiti. The map of the US may have looked very different if it wasn't for the Haitian revolt.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Looking for Facebook Fans

Go to the Be the Power of One facebook page to see more smiling faces of kids that need a little help to go to school. And don’t forget to share with all your friends to help us meet our goal of 250 Facebook Fans by the end of the month.

What do we mean by Be the Power of One? A dollar here & a dollar there has added up. We’ve been able to support a school with supplies, text books, food and teachers salaries so that over 100 kids will get a chance to make a difference in their community and world. That’s the power of one, that’s the power of education. Did you know that education is the best way to fight poverty? Educated women marry later, have fewer children and are better able to care of their families. Children born to educated women stand a better chance of surviving past the age of five. Educated people enjoy better health through better hygiene and improved crops. And there is less violent crime among the educated. That’s what $10 a month buys. How’s that for an investment!?
To make a donation of any size go to the "How You Can Help" tab above. Thanks!!