"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."

Acts 1:8

HAITI MISSION FOCUS

Why Haiti?

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.

Church Yard Sale

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.

Envelope Stuffing

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.

Spaghetti Luncheon and Silent Auction

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.

Pie and Dessert Auction

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.

Haiti Christmas Bag Assembly

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

SUPPORTED MISSIONARIES

Haiti Map and Flag

- Pastor Joseph Saintil -
- Colin & Carla Wilson -
- Tony & Kim Ledbetter -
- Stan Curtis -

Bolivia Map and Flag

- Whitney Ashworth - *

- Nate & Lissy Gangwer - *

| Central Detroit Christian |

- Keith Reedy -

| Bibles for the Blind |

* indicates members of Cornerstone who became missionaries.

LOCAL MINISTRY PARTNERS

We know God has called us, in His Great Commission, to reach our "Jerusalem." Our goal is not only to reach the city of Lafayette, but we have primarily focused our attention on the Edgelea neighborhood and the surrounding area. We provide outreach opportunities and partner with local ministries to share Christ's love with our neighbors.
American Red Cross
Cornerstone has a good relationship with the Red Cross and participates in a smoke alarm replacement program for residents as well as being a designated Red Cross emergency shelter.
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Christ Provisions
Christ Provisions helps to fund missions, through generous donors nationwide, so that the faithful missionaries they support can build relationships, provide needs and minister the word to areas they are called to serve. Cornerstone is a financial supporter and has members who serve as missionaries that are funded through Christ Provisions.
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Edgelea Coalition
The coalition is tasked with helping to create a sense of community through a shared identity. They work to provide activities in the Edgelea neighborhood and to develop a plan to improve the physical stature of the neighborhood, making it cleaner, safer and more desirable.
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Edgelea Elementary
Cornerstone has a long standing partnership with the school, the staff and the administration. We serve them in many ways throughout the year. Some of those include giving gifts to the teachers during special times of the year, Christmas gifts for needy families, I-STEP testing preparation, summer fun clubs and more.
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Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette
Our partnership with Habitat is three-fold. We partner with Habitat to help administer the Brush with Kindness program for local home owners. This program helps to make exterior home repairs for those who would otherwise be unable to do it themselves. We also work with Habitat on neighborhood revitalization through the Edgelea Coalition. Finally, Cornerstone works with Habitat on city-wide initiatives in their home building ministry.
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McCutcheon High School FCA
Our student ministry supports the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club through staffing, planning and financially. The club has grown to over 100 students.
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Trinity Life Ministry
Trinity has a strong residential treatment program for men who struggle with alcohol/drug addictions. Cornerstone supports Trinity financially, provides chapel speakers on occasion, holds monthly Sunday lunches and gatherings, provides counseling, and provides weekly bible studies to the men and their families once graduated from the program.
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