Parish Evangelization 

  Pope John Paul II issued a papal encyclical "Dives in misericordia" on 30 November 1980 declaring that "Jesus Christ taught that man not only receives and experiences the mercy of God, but that he is also called 'to practice mercy' towards others."[4]Supplying water to the needy is a corporal work of mercy which fulfills Jesus’ words to “give drink to the thirsty”.  By providing water filters to the poor in developing countries you are performing a corporal work of mercy. Your ministry members can sponsor events/fundraisers for the purchase of water filters and health and hygiene educational materials.

This is the way HEART lives out its mission. We ask you to consider living out God's call to us as true followers of Christ. There are numerous opportunities for a parish to become involved with HEART for the Nations.  Whether  on a small scale (one event) to full parish involvement (becoming a sister parish) we welcome you to learn about all of our outreach programs to developing countries. MORE INFO click here

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

On his quest to discover India, Christopher Columbus landed in the islands of the Caribbean Sea, including Hispaniola, now Haiti and the Dominican Republic. During his voyage, the Santa Maria was wrecked on a reef off the coast of Hispaniola. With the help of some islanders, Columbus' men salvaged what they could and built the settlement Villa de la Navidad ("Christmas Town") with lumber from the ship. Thirty-nine men stayed behind to occupy the settlement.

Now in 2018 HEART for the Nations also lands on the island, but this time to establish and build a water filter factory to supply Haitians with clean, potable water.

HEART invites the Knights of Columbus to join us in helping the inhabitants of Haiti and fulfill your promise as an organization to  provide charitable services, including disaster relief. Water filters and the construction of a filter factory are some of the ways to help Haiti when they need it most . . . . hurricane season. We’ve all seen the devastation that hurricanes bring and it seems most severe and long lasting in a country like Haiti, that has so few resources.  Please help us help them. Invite us to one of your monthly meetings and let us tell you about our projects in Haiti. MORE INFO click here

YOUTH GROUPS

HEART works with youth groups. Programs include a group presentation on the need for water in developing countries.  Our presentation at the meeting is done through a power point presentation which illustrates how the poor live in developing countries.  Along with presenting a realistic look at poverty, we also teach them about the need for drinking water and the simple ceramic water filter as a solution. The presentation can be customized by grade level and length of time. We recommend this project for students ages 12 - 21.

Goals for youth group involvement are: to teach the students about poverty, to help students appreciate what they have been given, to generate compassion for the poor and move them to action, to organize an event to raise funds for the water filters

Youth Group Project:  FUN-raisers to sponsor water filters. Car washes, all night dancing, walk-a-thon, pizza parties, candy sales, bike races, . . . use your imagination and light up your kids. MORE INFO click here

CONFIRMATION AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Pope John Paul II issued a papal encyclical "Dives in misericordia" on 30 November 1980 declaring that "Jesus Christ taught that man not only receives and experiences the mercy of God, but that he is also called 'to practice mercy' towards others."[4]Supplying water to the needy is a corporal work of mercy which fulfills Jesus’ words to “give drink to the thirsty”. Through a power point presentation we teach about the poverty which exists in the third world, the need for drinking water and the solutions found in simple water filters. You may invite us to come into your class as a guest speaker. Program includes a power point, video,  questions and answers. Through this program your students will gain an understanding of the global water crisis and an appreciation for the life they have in the U.S. By providing water filters to the poor in developing countries you are performing a corporal work of mercy.  MORE INFO click here

SCHOOLS EDUCATION

Through a power point presentation we teach about the poverty which exists in the third world, the need for drinking water and the solutions found in simple water filters. You may invite us to come into your class as a guest speaker for as short as one day or a few days, depending on the degree of depth in which you would like the students to learn. Invite us into your classroom for one day. Programs can include a power point, video,  worksheets, research, and follow up studies. Through this program your students will gain an understanding of the global water crisis and an appreciation for the life they have in the U.S.

Goals for high school students are to learn about global poverty, to help students appreciate what they have been given, to generate compassion for the poor and move them to action, to organize an event to raise funds for the water filters

High School Project:  FUN-raisers to sponsor water filters. Car washes, all night dancing, walk-a-thon, pizza parties, candy sales, bike races, . . . use your imagination and light up your kids. MORE INFO click here


HEART Ambassadors

Feeling adventuresome? Are you hearing a call to become a "missionary"? Join us as a HEART Ambassador. HEART Ambassadors will be trained to give a presentation on the need for clean water in third world countries to  small groups of people such as Parish Councils, Youth Group meetings, Confirmation Classes, or schools.

Qualifications: be willing to give presentations to small groups, have a desire and heart to help the poor, have a moral character consistent with Christian beliefs, give three or more presentations in a given year, have a desire to learn new things

Requirements: attend training sessions, visit three parishes per year (e.g. a youth group, a CCD class, a school), run a fundraiser at these parishes (included in the training), make a two year commitment, obtain all the legal documentation and clearances as is required in any school setting. MORE INFO click here

 

HEART Ambassadors Jean Schlegal and Joann Rivera deliver water filters in 2010 to a group of Mayan women at Maya Traditions, a fair trade co-op located in Panajachel, Guatemala. Maya Traditions helps women to earn a fair wage for their products which include purses, scarves, and home decor. Visit Maya Traditions by clicking here.