"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you,
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the end of the earth."
HAITI MISSION FOCUS
Several years ago, Cornerstone realized we could make more of a lasting impact in our outreach if we chose one specific place in the world to be our international mission. We like to refer to it as "hitting one nail and driving it deep.” Cornerstone is very involved with efforts in Haiti, including 17 trips in 15 years, domestic volunteer efforts and financial support. Our congregation is committed to meeting the needs of the people in Haiti. Pastor Mike Vauters has personally invested in and mentored the pastors of the Central Plateau Region of Haiti in an ongoing training conference, held twice a year. Over 50 Cornerstone members have been to Haiti, while the rest are passionate about being involved there.
Fundraisers for Haiti
We provide several fundraisers throughout the year for the church to help support Haiti, our global mission focus. 50% of the money raised provides the means to participate in Christmas Bags for Haiti. The other 50% of the money meets emergency and humanitarian needs in Haiti.
The yard sale is hosted at Cornerstone every year in May and is open to the entire community. Accepting donations from members of the church and the local community, these items are sold to raise money for our Haiti fund. These yard sales have resulted in thousands of dollars raised to support Haiti missions.
Every year in May, the USPS Rural Carriers Association hires Cornerstone to assemble and mail their ballots for their annual election of officers. For completing this service, Cornerstone earns $800 to support Haiti missions.
Each July, Cornerstone hosts a spaghetti luncheon and silent auction. The silent auction is comprised of items and services provided by people in the church. All proceeds from both the luncheon and the auction go towards our efforts in Haiti.
Every September, Cornerstone hosts the Pie and Dessert Auction. Members are encouraged to bring pies and baked goods to sell. All desserts sold in the auction raises money for Haiti missions.
Money raised from yearly fundraisers is used to assemble bags with toys and supplies for kids in Haiti. These efforts are done in conjunction with Christmas Bags for Haiti. Visit the website link below to find out more about their ministry.
CHRISTMAS BAGS FOR HAITI WEBSITE
- Pastor Joseph Saintil -
- Colin & Carla Wilson -
- Tony & Kim Ledbetter -
- Stan Curtis -
- Whitney Ashworth - *
| Central Detroit Christian |
| Bibles for the Blind |
* indicates members of Cornerstone who became missionaries.