Haitian missionaries to visit Huntersville Presbyterian

HUNTERSVILLE – As part of its Embrace Haiti ministry, Huntersville Presbyterian Church will host two native Haitians who have started Haiti Good News Mission.

The mission hopes to replicate HPC’s “village makeover” in Garates, Haiti, in other Haitian villages.

The Haitian missionaries, Coty Joseph and DouDou Joseph, will be in Huntersville on Jan. 6-13, and they will be giving a presentation about their ministry for anyone in the community who is interested. A question and answer session follows the presentation. 

Haiti Good News Mission hopes to find other churches and organizations that want to partner in other village makeovers, transforming the country of Haiti one village at a time. The mission and partner churches promote education, clean water, feeding programs, health and hygiene, the building of churches and schools, and other projects for sustainability.

HPC began its Embrace Haiti mission in 2009. Where the Garates village had a dirt field, they now have a school that also serves as a hub for a church and a small industry. Information about that project can be found at www.embracehaiti.org.

The presentation by the two Haitian missionaries will be held noon-1 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Kaleidoscope Meeting Space at The Business Center, 442 S. Main St., Davidson.

To set up an appointment with them, call Jeff Godkin at 704-906-5792.


Goff to speak at Lake Forest leadership event

HUNTERSVILLE – Bob Goff, author of “Love Does,” will speak at Lake Forest Church during a leadership event at the end of January.

Lake Forest and Grace Covenant will provide the free leadership training to people in leadership positions at Lake Norman area churches.

No matter our unique roles in our ministries and churches, we are called to love out of the love first given to us in Christ. What does it mean for us to love those we lead? How can we take care of ourselves and our families as we lead? How can we remember to love God first? Join other church leaders to be encouraged and equipped in ways to better love in Lake Norman.

Goff is a New York Times best-selling author, as well as an attorney who founded Restore International, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda and India. Goff often appears at various leadership and university events, inspiring current and future influencers to get to the “do” part of life. Learn more at www.bobgoff.com.

The event will be held 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 1. For the schedule, breakout offerings and registration, go to http://lakeforest.org/discover/1stlove/.


St. Mark Catholic offers marriage seminarwith love maps

HUNTERSVILLE – Whether you are newlyweds or celebrating your marriage jubilee, all married couples are invited to attend an inspiring evening entitled “Marriage:  Sign of God's Love in the World.”

Licensed Counselor Christine Wisdom will cover topics during evening, such as building love maps, nurturing fondness and admiration, and managing conflict. 

The evening will conclude with a re-commitment ceremony. 

The marriage event will be held 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 11 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 14740 Stumptown Road. To register go to www.stmarknc.org. For questions, email dsmith18@bellsouth.net.