Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38
PROJECT COMPLETE! THANKS TO ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE.
George and Christine Braidwood, long time missionaries, have always had a heart for blind, deaf and physically handicapped children. After serving in Jamaica for several years in the early 1970s, the couple finally settled in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
George and Christine began in 1976 with a handful of deaf children in what eventually became the Haitian Christian Center for the Deaf (HCCD). The number of children, 5 years old and up, quickly grew to over 200. Most of the deaf children lived in rural areas in the heart of Haiti and some parents would travel over 100 miles to bring their child to HCCD to live on campus and get the help they desperately needed and deserved.
Children who were once withdrawn from society quickly began to blossom with the Braidwoods’ focus on mind, body, soul and spirit.
After pouring their lives into the children of Haiti for more than 30 years, the couple retired from their work and moved back to their hometown of Casar, North Carolina. Not wanting to see their beloved Haitian campus go to waste, they freely donated it to John and Joyce Hanson and International Missions Outreach so that the children of Haiti would be ministered to after their departure.
Now retired and living back in the United States in a small town in North Carolina, their house was in poor condition. Pouring out their finances and other resources for the well being of children in another country has left them without an abundance of resources to make the necessary repairs to their deteriorating home.
God’s Pit Crew in Danville, Virginia is in the business of restoring hope. The hope that the Braidwoods extended to thousands of Haitian children for more than 30 years has now been freely poured back into them. God’s Pit Crew volunteers and JOY FM have now built the Braidwoods a brand new home.
A team of trucks carrying relief supplies and volunteers are in Louisville, Mississippi. The small town was ravaged by an EF4 tornado, causing extensive damage and many injuries and at least one fatality.