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 in Haiti in your prayers and consider joining alongside Widlord and Roberta by financially supporting the work needed at the Sonlight Children’s Home.
January 27, 2015
My name is Widlord Thomas, and I was raised by my foster mom, Roberta Edwards, a missionary in Haiti. She has been working in Haiti for 19 years. She has done a lot of work in Haiti with the help of God. By the grace of God I was able to go to the US and to college, and I received a BA in theology at Freed Hardeman University on December 12, 2014. I returned to Haiti on January 7, 2015.
Upon my arrival to Sonlight Children’s Home, the home that I grew up in, I noticed that the house and the vehicles needed some serious work. The house needs some paint work, and some plumbing repairs. Because of the plumbing issues, the water is seeping through the wall and causing the paint to come off the walls and ceiling.
All the cars have some problems, but several of them are not working at all. Having unreliable cars that are breaking down in the street is a problem, especially for Mom. Also, when groups come down to do mission work, it is hard to transport them to and from their destination. I know it is hard to maintain a car in Haiti, but the cars can be in better condition than they are now. We need to repair them to a working state.
It is hard to find out how much it will cost in Haiti to do all the repairs that are needed, but after I did my own evaluation, and see all the things that are needed, I concluded that it would take close to $20,000. I understand that money does not come easy, so we can work on these problems little by little. Rather than sending a group down with a limited amount of time, and paying plane tickets to do these repairs, I believe it will be better to find capable Haitians to do these works.
In closing, I would like to say thank you for reading this letter and for considering the needs that we have in the work in Haiti. If you would like to donate toward this good cause, to facilitate the work of God, please do so. If you have any question contact me at email@example.com or Dr. Jesse Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your donation may be earmarked “Repairs at Sonlight Children’s Home” and sent directly to Estes church of Christ at:
Estes Church of Christ
P. O. Box 191
Henderson, TN 38340