Saturday, September 9, 2017

Burundi Baptism

Pastor Renovaunt, of howFar's church at Muramvya, Burundi, baptizing seven new believers in the Murabarazi River. September 2017. 




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Friday, September 1, 2017

Remembering Patti


The howFar Foundation lost a compassionate and avid supporter this past year.  Patti (McCollum) Higgins and her husband Andy have been great supporters of howFar through the years.  This July Patti passed away after fighting a two-year courageous battle with Glioblastoma.  


Working with Patti’s family and former employer Carson-Dellosa we will be continuing Patti’s legacy of supplying much needed school supplies to the villages we work with in East Africa.  

howFar's Lake Jipe Primary School, Kenya

We are very honored to be able to continue this program in Patti’s name.   Please come out and join us at our 2017 Ohio howFar Foundation Fundraiser and Cornhole Classic on September 30th. The event will be at:

Putters Event Center
116 Medina Road, Route 18
Medina, Ohio 44256

It will be a great gathering of Patti's Highland High School friends helping to raise money to continue Patti's legacy.

howFar will you go?




Friday, August 4, 2017

howFar Haiti Micro-Loan Initiative

Pastor Astrel Vincent recently updated us on our joint effort to create a micro-loan program between howFar Haiti and Good Samaritan Foundation. There are so many people in Haiti who want to work but not many jobs are available. So, we decided to help them create their own jobs!
"Hi Everybody!  The Good Samaritan Foundation puts together a micro loan business to work with the women and this is our third meeting. It was full and pack. We are trying to encourage and teach business among the poorest women in Cite Soleil so they can be self supporting to find a way of life. We only have $1000 dollars donated by Diane Moffi, [howFar's Haiti Director]. 100 of women in our list are waiting to be served. We believe that is great idea and there is a great future in it. We are asking you to pray for us. If God puts in your heart to help, please do so. You too can be a part of changing the life of those people. This is just the beginning!"

Haiti women learn to be self-sufficient entrepreneurs.

If you'd like to donate so that we can include other families in this effort, please go to:  howFar.org and click on the "Donate" button under "Donate to our work in Haiti". You can add a note that tax deductible gift is for "jobs in Haiti". 

Thank you for enriching their lives! howFar will you go?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

howFar Congo Orphanage in Top 5

Recently we received word that the howFar Orphanage, located in Goma, DR Congo, was evaluated and recognized by the Department of Government Affairs. Our team was awarded a place in the "Top 5".


howFar cares for 120 children who's parents were killed by rebels. Your gifts make it possible for us to give them a safe and nurturing place to live.


Thank you for your partnership in our work. howFar will you go?

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Mission Team Heads To Haiti

howFar Ministries has expanded its commitment to Haiti. Today, a mission team led by howFar Board Member Diana Moffi departed for the small Caribbean nation.

Despite Haiti's proximity to highly developed nations, it remains at 163 of 188 listed countries on the 2017 United Nations Human Development Index.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Human_Development_Index

Haiti Mission Team

While in Haiti, howFar's Diane Moffi and Larry Jones will meet with the leadership team from  Baptist Haiti Mission to explore potential partnerships. BHM has been on the forefront of changing lives in Haiti through the power of the gospel for over 70 years.

howFar will you go?



Monday, February 20, 2017

Rebels Active Near howFar's Partner Village of Mudja

Today we received this communication from our country director in Goma, DR Congo.

"Hello Executive Director. Brother, I would like to tell you that M23 rebels are back again. However the state has decided to take Mudja pygmies to another area but still it hasn't yet. As you know, Mudja is located in Virunga National Park and it is where rebels violations often start. Thus, to keep pygmies safe, the state has decided better move them to another area.We will let you know as soon as they take them to other area." 


People from Mudja Village with the volcano in the background.

Batwa Pygmy Women and Children  - Mudja, DR Congo

The entire population of Mudja was relocated to a refugee camp in 2013 and howFar's Medical clinic was destroyed by M23 Rebels.

Jim Kelly, Mark Maynard and Renee Maynard Visit howFar's Mudja Medical Clinic.
Please pray for our friends and Medical Clinic at Mudja. howFar will you go?

Sunday, February 19, 2017

2017 Haiti Mission Trip Dates

Join howFar's Diane Moffi on Mission in Haiti. For information on these important trips contact us at info@howFar.org

Diane with some of the children at New Hope. Port au Prince, Haiti

2017 Haiti Mission Trip Dates

howFar will you go?