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The Results are in…

The Results are in...

Our Jersey Mike’s Fundraiser was a huge success raising $245 for HIS Kids!

A big thanks to all the Liberty University students and our Lynchburg community for turning your Jersey Mike’s buy one, get one free coupons in!

This money will be utilize to better serve others and ultimately build the Lord’s Kingdom.

We are thrilled with the outcome of this fundraiser and look forward to seeing how this can grow and prosper our HIS Kids project.

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Want to Know More?

Want to Know More?

This Monday, October 21 from 6:30-7:30pm at West Lynchburg Baptist Church individuals are to present great opportunities that you can get involved in.

We will be speaking about the overall organization:

-where we’ve come from

-where we are now

-and where we are going.

Individuals from trips will be speaking and you will not want to miss out on their incredible stories! Special speaker Rachel Dunn will be present sharing her incredible story as she led VBS in St. Thomas last summer.

If you will be in town this will be an informational presentation that you do not want to miss. If you feel you have been called to support the organization in any way at all, you will be able to ask the individuals first-hand and receive further steps in how to have your dream to come to life.

If you are simply busy on Monday and cannot make time to come out, be sure to email marketing@humblyiserve.org for any questions.

We look forward to this opportunity and hope for the best!

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Success!

Success!

A shout out to all of our wonderful participants at last night’s scavenger hunt! Not only were the games exciting, they were able to informative about the need for spiritual and physical provision locally and globally.

We were able to utilize World Sight Day to really engage students on Liberty’s campus and inform them that being involved is very simple.

There are 3 ways you can get involved:

1. Sponsor a child to recieve eye-sight for $30! http://www.hisvisionproject.com/#!sponsor-sight

2. Buy a HIS Vision T-shirt for $20! https://www.booster.com/hisvisionproject

3. Help ship a pair of glasses to Haiti for just $1!

If any of those things seem like too much, simply get involved in our HIS Vision Club on campus and help us spread this need to others!

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A Guest Post by Jennifer Kujawski

A Guest Post by Jennifer Kujawski

There is no price to be put on experience, nor any adequate words to describe its importance to your life. All the money and things in the world come nowhere near the value of having your view of the world expanded.

In one word, St.Thomas was “unexpected.”

It had been a last minute decision for me. I had heard about the trip from Liberty University but casted it aside as I didn’t have the money. The thought crossed my mind, but I supposed what God wanted to be would be.

A woman from Humbly I Serve came and spoke to my church The Kirk in Lynchburg, asking for supplies and for counselors. I felt a tug on my heart, but I knew being a college student, balancing so much financially as it was, I couldn’t do it. I remember sitting in the congregation telling God simply that if He wanted me to go, He would have to provide the money.

Ironically the day after I got back home, I went to visit someone I hadn’t seen in a while, and out of nowhere I was telling her of the St.Thomas Camp, and needing 2,000 dollars. I had no idea where it came from, but what happened next surprised me even more.

“I can give you that.”

And with those five words I saw God’s provision and was on my way to getting ready for St.Thomas.

We often hear of God providing incredible things to people in the Bible, and in devotionals, so to see Him work in my everyday challenges and needs was awe-inducing.

Of the whole trip, the memory that sticks out most is the last night when the pastor in charge of the whole program on the island came up and spoke to us counselors. At this point, we were all worn down to exhaustion, and sick, and to be entirely honest, discouraged, but what he told us made it all worth it. I had spent the whole time wondering if we had made any difference at all, and as he went on to tell of of all that had happened, how it had truly impacted the kids even though we may not have seen it, I knew it was worth it. His enthusiasm and energy about the turnout, and the overall excitement as he spoke brought it into perspective that none of our efforts were in vain. It was a physical, emotional, and spiritual struggle, but God used that for something good and to touch the lives of children that may otherwise not be noticed, and appreciated for the worth they hold. It reminded me that serving isn’t always about feeling good, but using everything God has given you, as imperfect as you are, to make an incredible difference.

It taught me how present emotions don’t impact God’s power and ability to do incredible things in any the situation. And unlike other mission trips where you leave and are done, as soon as I stepped off the island, my Facebook account was flooded with friend requests from campers, which ultimately made me knew it was worth it.

My joy was not in that I had increased the number of people I knew, but that despite my shortcomings, these children still wanted to be my friend and keep in contact, and that means more than anything in the world to me.

In St. Thomas, God allowed me to meet some incredible people, and I am so blessed to have been able to volunteer with the other counselors there. I have so much respect for every single person that worked there, and I know each one of them are the reason the camp made the impact it did.

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We Are Moving Into ACTION!

We Are Moving Into ACTION!

In honor of World Sight Day, we are moving into ACTION.

HIS Vision is in need of donations to ship a container of eye care supplies and equipment to Haiti. You can help this movement through simply purchasing a HIS Vision t-shirt ($20 each).

Help us make our goal of 100 t-shirts sold!

Through your simple act of buying a t-shirt, we hope to impact the 317 million people who are visually impaired.

But hurry t-shirt sales are only for the next two weeks!

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

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The Scavenger Hunt is Approaching!

The Scavenger Hunt is Approaching!

This Thursday, Oct. 10th 8-10pm our scavenger hunt will be held! Woo!

The purpose of this event is to provide awareness for World Sight Day! Over 317 million people in the world are visually impaired, we hope to get the word out and gather others to spread it with us!

We are so thrilled about this event being hosted on Liberty University’s campus. If you are around the Lynchburg area, have 3 friends and no plans Thursday 8-10pm, come join us at the DeMoss steps on campus to get this exciting thing started! Happy soon approaching World Sight Day!

Our intern team have been putting forth several hours to ensure this event to be a success. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

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Feeling Like Sharing Today

A post from our Founder/CEO Melinda Wilson

“Feeling like sharing today…..

Over 30 years ago my family was packed, had a great tough truck, financially funded and ready to serve the Lord in Haiti. My mom just told me that my brother Todd Bellew was almost Haitian not a Trinidadian! (-: All that planning and preparing and only to find out that the Visa was denied for our entry. Looking back we can see that God’s way was the best!

Scrolling forward to present (well 2012), the Lord clearly opened doors in Haiti for me. Being a hypochondriac, I was not excited! However, once I landed in Haiti and literally witnessed the Lord opening doors to minister and meet needs there my fears quickly dissipated. God gave me such a peace.

What’s even more amazing to me is that what God was calling me to help provide, I had never planned for my life. Eye care? First of all, when I met my husband I had never even heard of an Optometrist. That could be due to the fact that I was raised in the caribbean that had little to no access to eye care. Well being the good and supportive wife that I am, I had quickly became interested in eye care and even became a licensed Optician. I began to love helping people see and even more helping educate people about the need for proper eye care.

Unlike my parents or our family’s situation those 30 years ago, God provided a way into Haiti for me. However, all the funding, vehicle needs and details were not clear. And several things are still not clear. What is clear is that God has called me to complete a task that is much bigger than I can accomplish. Exactly how that will all work out? I am not sure but I am trusting in Him each and everyday! There are times when I feel so discouraged and wonder why am I even doing this. It can’t be done. God lifts me up and I continue to move forward in faith. I am willing to move or let God move through me.

Don’t miss out on something God is calling you to do even if it seems ridiculous. Or even something that you may feel is simple. When you are called you are not alone, He is with you every step of the way. Sometimes God does not call us to a place but a process.

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Thank you mom and dad FrancesDennis Bellew for choosing to follow Christ’s calling on your lives even though many times it was tough! What once was solely the caribbean, God has broadened the field of your service to Him to reach the lost in other parts of the world that you never imagined. And thank you for sharing our Haiti family prayer card with me this morning.”

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Pray for Haiti and the Team!

From March 4-13, 2013, HIS Vision is invading the country of Haiti with the powers of light, love, and sight. We are engaging in battle against the powers of darkness that have oppressed the country for far too long, and we invite you to be a warrior alongside us.

Though some of us will be on the front lines, we need many supporting forces to stay behind and join the fight through prayer. We can do nothing without the Lord leading our actions and a powerful prayer force behind us. “The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:4).

On this trip, the Haiti team will be shining as a bright light in a spiritually dark part of our world. We are entering the territory of an unrelenting enemy that manifests itself through the prevalent Haitian practice of voodoo.

Paul acknowledges that the battle is not necessarily a physical matter in Ephesians 6:12 when he says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Forces of darkness can cripple our efforts by thwarting our plans, distracting us from our purpose, or attacking individual team members.

This very reason is why we crave your prayers. The team can do nothing in Haiti without the supernatural strength that comes from the Lord. You are the watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem in Isaiah 62:6-7. The family members, friends, and supporters who we leave behind can still participate in our adventure by joining us in prayer, the most powerful weapon we have. Pray that we have energy, that we stay encouraged, that we remain unified as a team, and pray for this dark country of Haiti that is dominated by spiritual darkness and voodoo.

We cannot minimize the immense power we contain by pleading with the One who governs the universe by feeling like we are not as effective if we do not physically go to a third world country. On the contrary, those who we have left at home have the immense task of supporting the team in a vital way. Nothing has ever been accomplished for the Lord outside of prayer, and we have a huge task ahead of us to complete.

“Now to him who his able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever” (Ephesians 3:20).