Thursday, January 12, 2017

Haiti Pap Peri. Haiti will not perish.

Haiti Pap Peri.  Haiti will not perish. 

7 years ago the people of Haiti experienced death and destruction on a scale that most of us can't begin to imagine. But within all of that death and destruction there remained a will. The same will that threw off the chains of slavery and struggled out from under the boot heal of dictatorship, that will survived. The ground opened up and buildings fell to the ground, but that will survived. I've seen it. I've been in its presence and it makes me feel small.

It's a flawed country and in so many ways it is a very broken country, but Jesus is there, exactly where one would expect him to be. He was there in the rubble, on the streets, in the tents, and in the hospitals. He was there within the songs and the wails that filled the air. He was there when the child called for him as her bandages were changed. He was there when the man's last rattling breaths left his body. And He was there to greet the child born under a sky filled with dust and smoke.

And when that will to survive finds the humility to serve the One who serves all, there is a beauty that is too brilliant to describe.

Haiti will not perish. And my prayer continues to be that one day there will be so many Haitians living so fearlessly and loving so completely that this little country will do more than simply not perish, it will shine and breathe life into the other dark places of our world.


Monday, January 2, 2017

1013 is Growing!

1013 Missions began in 2010, with the Savini Family following God's call to partner with One Family in Christ Church, Haiti.   Over the years, both this family's mission and the church of One Family in Christ have grown, spreading to new locations, building rich relationships and extensive partnerships.  One Family in Christ Church has become a network of 6 churches with many different needs and ministries.  Our ministries have grown along with this network, partnering with each pastor in ways that complement and empower their community.

As the leaders of the One Family in Christ Churches and the leaders of 1013 Missions prayed about the future of these two organizations, it became clear to us that we are, really one.  We are all one family, sharing the same mission.  To reflect that understanding and commitment, we are thrilled to announce that 1013 Missions is changing it's name to One Family Mission and has incorporated as a non-profit organization (501c3 status pending)!  One Family Mission will continue under the same leadership and with the same vision as 1013 Missions; and the One Family in Christ Churches will do likewise.

We will soon be launching a new website, along with a new platform for donations.  Our current site, social media and giving methods remain active for now.  Please join us in celebrating the end of wonderful year and the beginning of a new season of growth and development for our mission!