Entries by Kelda Massey

December Haiti Updates

As the work in Haiti continues, the challenges will also continue. We ask everyone to continue in prayer for Haiti, especially the following areas. Ministry Opportunity: The Estes Church of Christ is seeking a married couple to serve as houseparents at Sonlight Children’s Home in Port au Prince, Haiti. Primary responsibilities include providing daily care and […]

Food for Orphanages & Books for School

As part of Roberta’s work in Haiti, she coordinates the purchase and delivery of food each month to three different orphanages. There are 80 children at the Kardeh orphanage, 60 children at the Lilivois orphanage, and 35 children at Fara’s orphanage who receive meals because of this work. Funds are given by the Beltline Church […]

Greater Than Zero

  The photo above shows some very hard-working, dedicated educators. When you sponsor a child through the Estes Education Program in Haiti, some of that money is used to pay these teachers’ salaries. Sponsorship touches many different lives, and it creates many ripples that will have positive effects long into the future! You don’t have […]

Get to know Michemana Blaise!

Tomorrow hundreds of new students will be arriving on campus at Freed-Hardeman University. Among them will be FHU’s newest Haitian student, Michemana Blaise. Michemana has lived for the past ten years with Roberta Edwards at the Sonlight Children’s Home in Haiti. She is Roberta’s foster child, but she refers to Roberta as “mom.” While at […]

Haiti Newsletter

If you have not already checked out the Estes Haiti page, please take a minute to read about the work Estes supports in Haiti and ways you can get involved. You can set up automatic monthly payments to sponsor a child to go to school and to receive two hot meals a day at the […]

Experiences in Haiti

Today featured on the blog is Estes member Cindi Cotton, who recently returned from Haiti on one of many mission trips she has made there. Her love and dedication to Haiti are evident.  In the signature line of Cindi’s emails, she has this: “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than […]

Sonlight Children’s Home Repairs

The following is a letter from Widlord Thomas. Widlord is one of the finest young men you could hope to know. He is loved by the Estes church family and by many others in the U.S. who had the privilege of getting to know him during his time here. Please continue to remember the work […]

Is Sponsorship for You?

Roberta Edwards works tirelessly to help children in Haiti. Through her work she helps to feed children in the Santo Nutrition Center. Those children receive two hot meals a day, five days a week. Those same children are sponsored through the Education Program to have their school tuition, books, and uniform paid for as well. […]

Christmas Gifts for Haiti

In 1998, Roberta started the children’s home when she took in two orphaned boys to live with her.  It has grown over the years and she now has 22 children.   When asked, Roberta strongly proclaims that she does not have an orphanage. “Our home is a place of love, security and spiritual growth.  We […]

The Black Friday Alternative – Gifts that Matter!

If you are like most people, you are thinking about Christmas shopping this time of year. Black Friday is a time for scoring good deals on lots of merchandise.  What if you could skip the early morning crowds and the lines and all the craziness this year?  What if you could give gifts to your […]