When the gigantic earthquake struck Haiti recently, the world witnessed the devastation and suffering of this third world country and responded to their desperate need for help. The relief effort needs to continue to help relieve the suffering that still exists there.
The Baptist Church of Beaufort has sponsored an ongoing project for many years to aid the Haitians through The Northwest Haiti Christian Mission fund. In October of 2000, my husband Art and I joined Dr .Tony Bush’s medical mission trip to Saint-Louis du Nord. Each year after that, I have painted several portraits showing the distinctive and endearing qualities of the beautiful Haitian people.
In February of this year, Dr. Melanie Williams, Minister of Music at TBCB, visited my studio and saw the paintings I had done of Haitian people from pictures of my previous visit there. She asked me if I would display them in The Sacred Gallery at TBCB to help raise funds for Haiti. I was excited at the prospect of helping in this endeavor.
The Haitian Fund Raiser Exhibit is open to the public on May 2 from 2 until 8:30 p.m. at The Baptist Church of Beaufort. The collection is located on the second floor of Building A (adjacent to the sanctuary) in The Sacred Gallery. The works are for sale and a percentage of the proceeds will be sent to the mission in Haiti. Donations for Haitian relief are also encouraged.
A concert will also be given in conjunction with the display at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of The Baptist Church of Beaufort by The Low Country Children’s Chorus, directed by Dr. Melanie Williams. There is no charge for the concert and the public is cordially invited.