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LIFE COMES AT YOU FAST

2014 has so far been full of both wonderful and difficult moments. We were thrilled to have all our kids come to Haiti and share some family time at Christmas. We continued our tradition of spending a few days at the beach. We treasure these times together!
As life returned to a normal schedule in January, the long rumored road work began on our mountain. Although the road has been widened and many new retaining walls have been built, the road itself has not yet been paved. We are hoping this happens soon, as the dust generated on the road in front of our house continually blankets everything.
John continues to work in the village of Prospere, building relationships and trying to train leadership there. He also spends more time teaching the patients who come to the clinic, attempting to make them less dependent on him.
This school year has been full of challenges for Jodie, and one of them was our decision to leave Haiti a bit earlier than usual in order to attend our daughter Jessica's graduation. This required making sure lesson plans and materials were all in order for the final three weeks of school, and doing many evaluations with the children in order to do final grades online from the US.
We left Haiti on May 7, just in time to drive down to Bloomington for Jessica's graduation from Indiana University. We are very proud of our graduate! Not only did she graduate with highest distinction, but she has applied and been accepted into Teach for America. She will be moving to Detroit, Michigan this summer to teach high school English.
We will be remaining in the US for most of the summer, visiting some of our Living Link congregations and attending the Church of God convention in Oklahoma City. We hope to see many of you in our travels! Below is our schedule.

ACKERMAN HOME ASSIGNMENT

May 18 Mentor Community Church of God
8245 Munson Rd.
Mentor, OH 44060

May 25 Pennway Church of God
1101 E. Cavanaugh Rd.
Lansing, MI 48910

June 1 Centre Ave. Church of God
1917 E. Centre Ave.
Portage, MI 49002

June 8 First Church of God
237 New Milford Rd.
Ravenna, OH 442668

June 11 First Church of God
426 W. Broad St.
Newton Falls, OH 44444

June 22-26 Church of God Convention
Oklahoma City, OK

June 29 First Church of God
200 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48011

July 6 Park Place Church of God
501 College Dr.
Anderson, IN 46012

July 13 Rockwood Church of God
133 NE 192nd St.
Portland, OR 97230

July 20 Community Church of Teays Valley
212 Dudding Ave.
Hurricane, WV 25526

July 27 York Ave. Church of God
872 York Ave.Warren, OH 44485

August 1 Return to Port-au-Prince, Haiti
 

The Ackerman FamilyLiving-Link

Living-Link is a program whereby churches and individuals can give tax free donations which go to our family’s personal support here in Haiti. Some of this money is used by us personally for daily needs, and wants, some for things that make it possible for us to carry out the clinic ministry here such as our office and car, and medical equipment expenses, some is used for our medical insurance, continuing education, and travel funds so we can visit and give first hand reports to those who give to keep us here.
At present we have approximately 97% of our Living-Link budget committed to us but Church of God Global Missions desire us to have approximately 110% in order to make sure we’re covered for increases in things like insurance, and cost of living, etc. As a Living-Link supporting church, the church commits a designated amount of money per month or per year and for that commitment we, the missionaries, commit to report on the ministry with our Living-Link partner at least four times a year and make a personal visit to the church at least once every five years.
To you our living link supporters please accept our sincere thanks for making it possible to us to live in here in Haiti serving the Church, the poor and needy of this land, and Christ. We know that many of you give very sacrificially for us and we are humbled by your generosity.
If you or your church would be interested in becoming a Living-Link partner please call Debbie Taylor at the Church of God Global Missions (1-800-848-2464). She will be glad to assist you.
If you would like to give individually toward our personal support please send these funds to :
Church of God Ministries
PO Box 2420
Anderson IN 46018
On the memo line of each check please write LL#42.10001 John Ackerman

Haiti still has a haunting natural beauty. View some photos here!


Contact Information

The Ackermans are Career Missionaries with the Church of God (Anderson, IN) and would love to hear from you. Their mail in Haiti is delivered by Agape Flights, Inc. You can write to or email the Ackerman family at the addresses below.

Postal address

    John, Jodie and Jessica Ackerman
    c/o Agape Flights #237
    100 Airport Ave.
    Venice, FL 34285-3901

Email
John, Jodie and Jessica Ackerman
 
Financial Support
The Ackerman's work is supported by contributions from many individuals and Church of God congregations. Despite the widespread poverty in Haiti, it is expensive to support missions work there. We appreciate your tax deductible gift and commit to using it wisely. Donations may be sent to:
Global Missions
Church of God Ministries
PO Box 2420, Anderson, Indiana, 46018-2420 
or call (800) 848-2464, ext. 2129

Please be sure to specify the John Ackerman family and use Project Number 42.10001 in your gift.
For a gift toward projects at the Prospere Medical Clinics, use
Project #42.30233- Haiti Prospere Clinics

Click here for a list of minor things needed which will go a long way (perfect for children and Sunday School classes)

 

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