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Significant Progress Made at Collège Lumière

Posted by on Nov 19, 2020 in Community of Southern Haiti, Financial Sustainability, Haiti Ministry | Comments Off on Significant Progress Made at Collège Lumière

Significant Progress Made at Collège Lumière

It’s been an embarrassingly long time since we’ve posted, and it has nothing to do with a lack of happenings! In fact, quite the contrary. Despite the setbacks that Covid has brought to the world this year, the Collège Lumière school project in Haiti has taken giant steps forward, thanks in large part to the determination and perseverance of Pastor Samuel and his team, our ministry volunteers stateside, and the generosity of Mariners Church and others! For ease of reading, this recap is broken into bite-size sections in a “toggle” format. Just click on a section to read it. The post concludes with three images that detail the school’s construction, from then to now to what’s to come. Enjoy the recap!

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From the Rubble a New Church Rises…Again!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in Community of Southern Haiti, Haiti Ministry, Hurricane | Comments Off on From the Rubble a New Church Rises…Again!

From the Rubble a New Church Rises…Again!

The church in Rosier was days away from being dedicated when it was completely destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. But that didn’t dampen the spirit of Pastor Daniel’s congregation. They continued to gather weekly by the 100s in a tiny building constructed from the debris they salvaged from the old church site. When Pastor Eric Geiger visited Daniel’s church in September 2019, he was amazed by the people’s perseverance and generosity, and their commitment to the Lord. Then and there, he committed to helping them rebuild once again. Check out the progress that has been made!

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Our First Faith Adventure with Families!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Church ~ Communauté de Gloire, Faith Adventures, Haiti Ministry, Kids at the Glory Glory Center | 0 comments

Our First Faith Adventure with Families!

It’s been way too long since we’ve taken a group to Haiti. Our last faith adventure was in September 2019. Though we expected to go back before now, Haiti faced some challenges which prevent us from going, including a fuel shortage and some political unrest. And then Covid brought travel to a stop. But the memories from that last trip will keep us going until we’re able to visit our Haitian friends once more. Read on for a summary of that remarkable trip and a photo gallery that will make you want to join us next time!

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Empowering Women with Micro Loans

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Church ~ Communauté de Gloire, Community of Southern Haiti, Haiti Ministry | 0 comments

Empowering Women with Micro Loans

Poto mitan. It means “pillars of society” and is a term often used to describe Haitian women. Many of these women are their family’s sole breadwinner, frequently selling goods in the markets to keep their children fed. In an effort to foster family stability, Pastor Samuel and his team launched a microfinance program in 2016 designed to help women grow their businesses.

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Shedding Light on Mariners’ Mysterious “Convene”

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Happening Locally, Ministry Partners | 0 comments

Shedding Light on Mariners’ Mysterious “Convene”

Often confused with another event by a similar name, the Global Convene Gathering that takes place annually is a mystery to most of us. We know those in attendance are global church leaders from North America, Central America, the Carribean, Europe, Asia and Africa. But what do they do while they’re here? Read on for a behind-the-scenes look into the three-day retreat.

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Pride & Protests – One Haitian’s View

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Haiti Ministry, Haiti News & History, Happening in Haiti | 0 comments

Pride & Protests – One Haitian’s View

Recent headlines have once again shed light on corruption and violence in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Rather than take our media’s interpretation of current events at face value, we asked a native Haitian—our partner Pastor Samuel Metelus—to explain it to us.

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