Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas in Haiti

I know a lot of people worked hard and gave of their time and money to be a blessing to the children of Haiti this Christmas season. Not only were your sacrifices a blessing for the children, and an encouragement to our team but we hope our efforts brought glory to God.

I received an email from the Funtecha's in Haiti who were very grateful and thankful for all that was given to the children. I also received some pictures of the children I thought I would share.

Thank you to all who were involved and a Happy New Year!


Running Log - Norman Peters

This post will cover the last three weeks of December together; due to the many holiday related events, schedule, and work, I was sooo busy and did not fit in any runs untill the 24th when I did a 5.1k run.

This past week, I was out of town visiting friends in Lucknow, ON (approx. 45 min. north of Kitchener); so on Monday, Dec. 27th I did a 5k run on snow covered country roads with shoulder surfaces that included straw and horse manure (Menonite country) using ice grips on my running shoes. The run included small and medium hills. I was accompanied by Justin Northey (9 1/2) for the first 3k's (making three very brief stops).

My "iRun because" for this week is... iRun because I ate broccoli and cauliflower.

May you have a Blessed New Year as you seek to bless Him.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Years Pancake Brunch for Haiti

The 100-Mile Mission team is preparing a pancake brunch fundraiser for New Years Day. It will be held from 11am-2pm on January 1st at St. Andrew's Hall in Caledonia.

St. Andrew's Hall is located at 173 Argyle St. North in Caledonia, across from the north end Tim Horton's. All proceeds will go to support the Manna Feeding Centre in Haiti.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from the 100-Mile Team!

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11

Have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

From all of us at 100-Mile Mission for Missions, thank-you for your prayers and support! God has greatly blessed!

-Abbey, Beracha, Caleb, Calvin, Connie, Hannah, Glen, Miranda, Norm, Peter, and Tim

Friday, December 10, 2010

Update from Haiti- Nov/Dec

Dear Brother and Sister in the Lord,

We do thank God for your constant prayers and financial help. We hope all of you are doing well.

This school year some of our academy students came late due to financial difficulties buying uniforms, books and etc.. Some parents asking us to give them considerations to let their kids attend their classes. However, considering that many of them our church goers. It is hard for us to refuse. Having these difficulties and not stopping the school operation. We are asking your prayers that God will supplies the needs.

After the earthquake, things became more expensive. Our teachers asked a considerations to pay them a little more. The Christian school is a good tool in Haiti reaching the children and the parents in the Lord. Although many Christian believed that Haiti is under God’s correcting process due to their fore-fathers covenant with evil spirit over 200 years ago. Meanwhile in our ministries, we saw a lot of conversion, baptism and kids in our academy grow up serving the Lord.

Our building project keep on going and hopefully we will finish by December. Since we do not have an engineer with this big project. I ended up working and supervising everyday. This help to speed the work and save some money to further the construction.

Since 3 months, we baptized 28 people. Our attendance was good. We project that we should extend the church auditorium very soon. We are excited how the Lord moves to our lives and to the ministries inspite of all difficulties in the country.

Please pray for incoming leaders to run the country next year. Last November 28, we had a presidential and legislative election but it turn out with massive cheating. We pray the Lord will intervene to stabilized the country.

This coming December our program are the following:

1. Giving gifts to all first time visitors.

2. Giving gifts to those who bring visitors.

3. December 15 is our school Christmas program and thanksgiving.

4. December 24-26 we will have church Christmas program activities.

5. December 31 we will have overnight prayers and consecration.

Finally, we covet your faithfulness in prayers and support until Christ return. We love you all and MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2011. GOD BLESS.

In HIS name,
Leny and Marjorie Funtecha

Monday, December 6, 2010

March of the Penguins

The 100-Mile Mission Team has just sent a package of gifts to the Children's Home in Haiti. Included in the package were nearly 100 stuffed animals, tops, and toy cars.

Special thanks to Miss Lydia Wyatt, Mr. George Johnson, and Miss Kimberly Duarte for their hard work on this project.

Lydia crocheted nearly 60 penguins and mice like those in the above picture, working tirelessly for more than week.

Thanks again to all who contributed to help us show the love of Christ to the Haitian children this Christmas season!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Running Log - Norman Peters

This past week I was not able to run as I had expected in my last post due to a disruption in my sleep schedule. I did get out on November 30th for another 5.1k in preparation for today's 5k race.

The 100 Mile Team ran as a group and finished together. It was partially a sand trail which is always good to prepare for the trail race in May 2011.

Next week it's back to work again to increase my "continuous" distance (1k per week).

My "iRun because" for this week is... iRun because Christmas parties are coming