This is a place in our financial history that we did not think we would be – a time of very difficult decisions, hard decisions.
Hello to all of you interested in Hope in the Harvest Missions International and its success. When looking at our April finance reports we find our organization at the lowest we have ever been in our operating balance. We will be able to make June’s payroll for our Liberia staff at the Agricultural Research Center (ARC) but after that our work in Liberia becomes a challenge.
In addition to our normal expenses we are also fundraising for a vehicle to replace the Land Cruiser that burned in April. Then there are the great projects and works that have been started, like Redimere Chocolate that the mission continues to support through transportation and staffing. A poultry feed project that has potential to jump start Liberian poultry farming and other projects and works that are in planning stages. These potentially important projects will be placed on the sidelines for now as we move through this challenge.
We all know that the past 12-14 months has been economically and emotionally challenging and fraught with uncertainty. Please be aware that the board took action in the very early stages of the pandemic to tighten our belts and limit spending to only those things that were necessary. Our missionaries were faithful stewards and we weathered the pandemic well but now we need your help, we need your fiscal support now more than we ever have. We also need your prayers. There are perceptions from our partners on the ground in Liberia that the mission is making money off the farm sales at the ARC. This is not true. To support the farm with the staff, with the tools, the equipment, the inputs, and the materials, there is no grand profit being made. Though some projects do record some revenue there has yet to be any actual profit. That is why we call it a demonstration farm. Do we have goals of seeing the fruit of the labor become a resource for the school, to see it becoming profitable? Yes, some day. That some day arriving right now fights against theft, limited and expensive resources, and the need for room to grow.
This mission has done extraordinary, lasting, potentially life changing things for the people of Liberia with a very small yearly budget that hasn’t expanded in nine years and now is shrinking at an alarming rate. I believe we as a mission are on the verge of making some important advancements in Liberian agriculture so I’m prayerfully asking that if you are a current donor that you continue to do so. If you have donated in the past please consider donating again and becoming a monthly donor. If you have been interested in the work being done by HITH but haven’t donated yet please consider doing so now.
Thank you for your prayers and your support.
God bless us one and all.
Co-Chair, Board of Directors
Hope in the Harvest Mission International
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Hope In The Harvest
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