Pfamily Mission: Serving at Haitian Orphanage for 1 Month!

For: Pfaff Family/Maison des Enfants de Dieu Orphanage
Organizer: Gary & Rhiana Pfaff
$10,355
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 59 donors
100% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Haiti has been on our hearts for quite some time now. God has recently revealed to us His plan for us to go there and serve. And who are we to disagree? So, we sent an email just to see what would happen. And, as all things orchestrated by The Almighty, everything fell into place.

We are so excited to be taking this journey as a family! So, what will we be doing there? We know that Gary will be providing encouragement and support to local men, Rhiana will be teaching, and the girls will be learning alongside the kids in the orphanage. And we know that we plan to show up, help where we can, and love on people.

Some people may wonder, "Do you really want to take your kids to Haiti?" While we are aware of the fact that Haiti is a 3rd world country, we are also fully confident in The Lord's protection. And, more importantly, we don't wish to hide from our children how a large part of the world actually lives. 

Where your donation goes:
Besides our travel expenses and supplies, we will be paying for our housing in Haiti. We are fortunate that Maison has a guest house for missionaries and adoptive families. We are even more fortunate in that the guest house has a generator! Electricity is spotty (at best) in Haiti, and with the help of a generator, we will enjoy night-time air conditioning and wi-fi (which means we can keep you posted on what we've been doing!). * All donations we receive above the amount which covers our expenses will be donated to the orphanage. We are aware that recently, the older girls' room at Maison was improved and that they are hoping for something similar for the boys' room. We are praying to be able to help with those improvements.

Learn more about Maison des Enfants de Dieu and For His Glory Outreach here.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 18, 2014

Posted on February 18, 2014

GARAGE SALE SUCCESS!

Over the weekend, we held our first ever garage sale! What a crazy ride that was! The good news is that we raised just over $1000 for Haiti! We still have some good items left that we will try to sell via Craigslist this week. 

Hard to believe that next week we'll be moving the remainder of our belongings into storage and heading to Atlanta before flying to Port-au-Prince!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who has donated money, donated items for our garage sale, prayed over us, and shared our video!


Posted on January 24, 2014

Posted on January 24, 2014

WE JUST PASSED THE HALF WAY POINT!!!

Wow! We are so excited to see what God is doing in this! We are getting so many opportunities to share about our purpose for this trip, as well as about the needs in Haiti! We are humbled by the donations from our family, friends, and people we don't even know! God is SO good!

Please help us do more! Here are some examples of what different donations will allow us to do:

$10 provides 1 workbook for a child in the orphanage's school (need 80+)
$30 feeds a baby for 1 week
$40 buys 1 box of diapers
$100 provides supplies for repairs around the crèche
$150 pays a nanny for 1 month
$260 adds 18 new books to library
$300 sponsors a child for 1 month
$1000 pays for 1 month of clean water

Please feel free to share our fundraising page on your social media pages, email, etc. Thank you!

Posted on January 16, 2014

Posted on January 16, 2014

We are are nearing the 1/2-way point of our goal! (We wish we could update the amount shown here with all the checks we have received!) We still have just over a month and we have FAITH that we will raise $10,000 or MORE! 

There are a few quesions we keep getting asked, so here is little FAQ for y'all!

When are you going?
We will be going for the entire month of March 2014! Gary & Rhiana will be celebrating their 13th anniversary in Haiti - isn't that exciting?!?

Are you getting your shots?
This one makes me giggle, because it sounds like something we would say about the dog. But, be assured, we are working closely with our amazing medical care providers to take all the necessary precautions to stay healthy on our trip.

Speaking of the dog, where will Simon be while you're in Haiti?
Rhiana's parents have lovingly accepted their duty to care for their granddog. They promise to spoil him so much that he may not wish to return to us.

Aren't you scared?
Not. at. all. We are EXCITED! Worry and anxiety have not entered our minds.
What if you don’t raise all the money?
We don’t speak that language! God told us to go, and we are obeying. We are confident that He will provide a way!

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