Thursday, August 17, 2017

Brighten Someone’s Night









These portable solar-powered lanterns can be purchased through RMI

and delivered to your Sister Church in Haiti. 

$36 a pair - including delivery.

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Electricity is scarce in Haiti and nonexistent in most Haitian homes. Children either cannot study at night or they use a candle fueled by kerosene, which is dangerous. Our portable lantern is a reliable lighting source for children to read and study. The lamp weighs only 4 ounces and collapses to one inch thin. It contains a solar charged lithium ion battery; making it a convenient and efficient lighting source - anywhere, anytime, any weather.

Lantern Features:

  • Safe & reliable
  • Waterproof & shatterproof
  • Solar-charged battery
  • Great for reading
  • Offers security lighting

You can make brighten someone’s night by donating HERE.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

New, Revised Manuals and Team T-shirts!

front covers of leader's and team manuals

We’re excited to announce that the new, revised Team Training Manuals and Team Leader’s Manuals have arrived! 

It went through extensive revising, editing, and condensing.  A blank journal to make keeping a record of your trip much easier was added at the end.

The manuals are plastic coil bound, making it much more user friendly…it is easy to lay flat or fold over to study, read and take notes in.  They are much more compact as well.

The Leader’s Manual is now a stand alone unit – it doesn’t contain a Team Manual as it did in the past.  A team leader needs to make sure he orders both for himself.

Other Exciting News…

The Team Leader’s Manual, the Team Training Manuals and the companion devotionals are all now included in a team’s in-country MED (Ministry Enablement Donation) fee.  You do not have to pay for them separately.

Because of these changes we are asking teams to order new leader’s manuals for each team leader.  New team manuals should also be ordered for  every single person on your team even if they’ve been on a previous team. You should order 1 Team Training Manual and 1 devotional for each person as well as 1 Team Leader’s Manual for each leader.  For example, if you have 10 people on your team (including you as a team leader), you should order 10 manuals, 10 devotionals and 1 leader’s manual.  Make sure you order them as soon as possible since it takes time to ship them to you.

Please discard the previous manuals you have used since they are no longer in use

RMI firmly believes that in order to have a successful, life transforming short term trip to Haiti, the team must have comprehensive preparation beforehand.  These manuals and devotionals, as well as the supplemental one-time materials (the Pimsleur Creole language course, the Creole-English dictionary and the Creole-English phrasebook, all 3 of which are purchased separately and should stay as the property of your church for subsequent teams to use) are the resources that you need in order to go through this preparation and orientation time.

Both colors, front and back collage.pngMore Exciting News…

Team T-shirts are now available! 

And 1 T-shirt per person is now a part of a team’s in-country MED fee!

Ordering for these shirts should be done through the team leader.  The form can be found HERE.

Additional T-shirts can be bought in our store on the RMI website, www.RMIbridge.org (there’s a store button on the home page).

The green is great for group identity in an airport.  The gray is a light gray and just as nice.

We know you’ll enjoy the new manuals…and this is the first time RMI has provided team T-shirts!  It’s also the first time these things are included in a team’s in-country MED fee.  All good changes that will enhance your trip experience! 

Photo Update from RMI...

This morning Rob Thompson shared, "Singing and Praying with the RMI team this morning. We made it through together by God's grace." So happy to see them back home!

from Reciprocal Ministries International

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Photo Update from RMI...

The Thompsons made it home!

from Reciprocal Ministries International

Photo Update from RMI...

News Flash! The Thompson family is returning to Haiti today!! God has done great things in their lives and we're so thankful that they are now going home. Earlier this morning Rob wrote, "Haiti here we come! Kids woke up doing the 'today we see Jersey (our dog) dance!' After 14 months, we are thrilled to be going home!"

from Reciprocal Ministries International

Monday, August 07, 2017

Photo Update from RMI...

Haitian proverb of the week: Di m kisa our renmen, ma di ou ki moun ou ye. Translation: Tell me what you love, and I’ll tell you who you are. Meaning: What you are interested in says a lot about who you are.

from Reciprocal Ministries International

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Photo Update from RMI...

RMI's growth spurt in continuing! We’d like to introduce you to Jeff and Christina Speel. They live in Absecon, New Jersey where they have served at Beacon Evangelical Free Church in Galloway, NJ since 2010. They love pouring themselves into the lives of teen and college students as Director of Student Ministries. In addition to caring for their two children, Elle (4 years old) and Hutz (1-year-old), Christina helps out in various ministries of the church. They have both been to Haiti for short-term trips, but cannot wait for the opportunity to return and serve full-time in whatever capacity is needed. Jeff and Christina are official RMI appointees and currently raising support to go to Haiti full-time. Their arrival date depends on when they are able to get all of their monthly support needs (besides salary, this includes health and medi-vac insurance, taxes, social security, a Board mandated 401k and a modest business account) as well as their one-time needs (household set-up costs, shipping their goods, their flights, visa costs, transportation needs, and many other expenses). Pray for them as they begin their support raising. They are needed in Haiti as soon as possible. If you would like to be a part of their ministry, you can do this online at http://ift.tt/2gFklbP. You can contact them at jeff.speel@rmibridge.org or christina.speel@rmibridge.org to arrange for them to speak at your church or small group.

from Reciprocal Ministries International

RMI’s Growth Spurt is Continuing

Prayer card pic 2017We’d like to introduce you to Jeff and Christina Speel.  They live in Absecon, New Jersey where they have served at Beacon Evangelical Free Church in Galloway, NJ since 2010.  They love pouring themselves into the lives of teen and college students as Director of Student Ministries.

In addition to caring for their two children, Elle (4 years old) and Hutz (1-year-old), Christina helps out in various ministries of the church.  They have both been to Haiti for short-term trips, but cannot wait for the opportunity to return and serve full-time in whatever capacity is needed.

Jeff and Christina are official RMI appointees and currently raising support to go to Haiti full-time.  Their arrival date depends on when they are able to get all of their monthly support needs (besides salary, this includes health and medi-vac insurance, taxes, social security, a Board mandated 401k and a modest business account among other things) as well as their one-time needs (household set-up costs, shipping their goods, their flights, visa costs, transportation needs, and many other expenses).

Pray for them as they begin their support raising.  They are needed in Haiti as soon as possible.  If you would like to be a part of their ministry, you can do this online at HERE  You can contact them at jeff.speel@rmibridge.org or christina.speel@rmibridge.org to arrange for them to speak at your church or small group.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Photo Update from RMI...

A Haitian proverb for the week: Avan ou monte bwa, gade si ou ka desann li. Translation: Before you climb a tree, look to see if you can climb down. Meaning: Make sure you know what you’re getting into. A wise word for all of us!

from Reciprocal Ministries International