Please Welcome our New Board Members
HOPE would like to take a moment and thank Asneth McNamee for her faithful service to HOPE since its inception in 2005. Asneth has been an important member of our team sharing her insights into cross cultural relationships and her genuine heart to help others. Due to other commitments, it was necessary for Asneth to step down from the board. We are grateful for her service and look forward to all that God continues to do through her.
Two new board members have joined our team to fill vacancies. We are excited to have them join us as they bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm! Crystal Giaquinta, from Rhode Island, began traveling to Duchity in 2010. She has a great heart for young people (she ministers in both the children’s and youth ministries at her home church) and this was quickly demonstrated through her involvement with our Vacation Bible School outreaches. Crystal has faithfully sponsored children in Duchity since 2010 and has traveled with us each summer to continue building relationships in the community. Thank you Crystal for committing to join our team!
Lynda Rivers, from Coventry CT, is no stranger to ministry. Serving with her husband in local church ministry as well as parachurch ministries, Lynda brings insights from being on the front lines. The Lord challenged Lynda many years ago to serve in Haiti and last summer, He made that possible. Lynda immediately fell in love with Haiti, the people and returned energized to help meet the needs. She too, sponsors a little girl in Duchity.
We are thrilled to introduce Lynda and Crystal to you. Please join us next Saturday, April 27th at our Annual Benefit Dinner in Stamford, CT. Help us welcome Lynda and Crystal to our team!