Friday, March 27, 2009

Get 'Em While They're Hot!

They're here! We currently have Many Hands for Haiti and Hotcakes for Haiti t-shirts available for purchase with all proceeds going toward Nikkel family start-up costs. We have both youth and adult unisex sizes. T-shirts are $15 each, or free with your tax-deductible donation of $50. To order yours, contact Tiffany Van Zee at or 641-628-8664. See all the fun styles and colors below!

**For those of you attending the Hotcakes for Haiti pancake breakfast at Third Church on March 29 or in Sully on April 4, we'd love to see you wearing your shirt in support of Jared, Stacey, Will & Natalie!

Many Hands for Haiti logo is in blue and yellow on all tees.

Many Hands tees: available in pink, orange, green or grey
Adult sizes: S-2XL; Youth: S-L
(Infant/toddler sizes are available by special order, grey only)

Hotcakes for Haiti logo--FUN!

Adult Sizes: S-2XL in brown
Youth Sizes: S-L in orange

Other Current Giving Opportunities:

Nickels for Nikkels is a change drive to raise money for the purchase of the reliable Third World truck the Nikkels will need in Haiti. The campaign wraps up this weekend! If you'd like to donate from your change jar or just give cash, containers are displayed at Third Reformed Church or Gosselink's Christian Book Store in Pella, or cash/check donations can also be brought to Marion County Bank. We're just over 1/3 of the way to our $30,000 goal, so please consider a gift!

In case you haven't heard, Hotcakes for Haiti is coming soon to a church or community center near you!

On Sunday, March 29, pancakes, eggs, sausage and drinks will be served all morning at Third Reformed Church with freewill donations being taken for the Nikkels, specifically to be added to the Nickels for Nikkels total for the purchase of a reliable Third World Truck.

On April 4, Hotcakes for Haiti continues with another hearty breakfast at the Sully Community Building from 7:00-10:00 am. We are so grateful to the Sully Lions Club for sponsoring this breakfast! T-shirts will be sold and freewill donations will be taken for Nikkel family start-up costs.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to the MH4H blog! Jared & Stacey have been away for awhile, but now with some teamwork, we've resurrected the blog, and it will now become the online hub of information for fundraising details, ministry information and personal thoughts from the Nikkels.

I'm Beth Gaulke, Jared's sister, and I'm helping with communication in this season of preparation and fundraising. It is such a blessing to be part of this process, an exciting time of obedience to God's powerful call on their lives. What an amazing journey the Nikkels are walking--one of sacrificial obedience, unexplainable joy, impractical change and blind faithfulness to Jesus. Please pray for them in this time of planning, fundraising and major life change.

If you need to get caught up on the Nikkel family's story and the call they've received to serve in Haiti, read Stacey's very first blog entry here.

Currently, fundraising is in full swing as we seek to raise the $70,000 in needed start-up costs. This money will go toward building a small house, buying a reliable truck, funding ministry costs and projects, and the actual costs of relocating to Haiti. Watch for how you can get involved in helping us out in the next post!

We'll be frequently adding new information, such as prayer requests, giving opportunities, details regarding the process of preparation and relocation, and more! Thank you for your interest in the Nikkel family and Many Hands for Haiti! Keep checking back!