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Faith Adventure Is Postponed

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Faith Adventures, Happening Locally, Ministry Partners | 0 comments

Faith Adventure Is Postponed

It was a tough call, but when Pastor Samuel asked us to reschedule the Faith Adventure departing tomorrow, we had to agree. We always defer to him when it comes to the safety of our teams. Due to the current civil unrest in Haiti, it’s impossible to travel within the country at the moment. Roads are blocked from north to south with burning tires, rock barricades, and even jack-knifed semis, as the population demands the resignation of President Jovenel Moise while protesting inflation, unemployment, corruption and the government’s...

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Civil Unrest Brings Haiti to a Stand Still

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Community of Southern Haiti, Haiti News & History, Happening in Haiti | 0 comments

Civil Unrest Brings Haiti to a Stand Still

Perhaps you’ve heard about the protests crippling Haiti for the past week. Thousands of Haitians in every major city (and many small towns as well) are voicing their frustration over inflation, unemployment, corruption, and the government’s inability to respond to their basic needs. They have vowed to demonstrate and disrupt transportation and commerce until President Jovenel Moise resigns.   Regrettably, it’s not until the situation on the ground reaches this type of boiling point that most of us here in the United States hear about...

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MCS Students Go All Out to Support Teachers’ Trip to Haiti

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Faith Adventures, Haiti Ministry, Ministry Partners | 0 comments

MCS Students Go All Out to Support Teachers’ Trip to Haiti

What happens when a Christian school community becomes passionate about supporting a cause? They go all in, encouraging students to lead the way! On February 15th, a team of teachers from Mariners Christian School (MCS) will be traveling to Haiti where they’ll spend the week with Pastor Samuel Metelus of the Glory Glory Center in Torbeck. Pastor Sam and his ministry team are in the process of building a premiere private school that will educate more than 1,000 students in the area just south of Les Cayes. During their week together, the MCS...

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An Olive Press Destined for Mexico Makes Dreams Come True in Haiti

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in Financial Sustainability, Haiti Ministry, School | 0 comments

An Olive Press Destined for Mexico Makes Dreams Come True in Haiti

  God has a plan. All in God’s time. God doesn’t waste anything. In my heart, I know these things are true. Yet, sometimes, I struggle to believe them. Sometimes it seems like what must be God’s plan stalls, and I begin to wonder whether it’s really His plan at all. That’s why I love stories that illustrate the above truths…like the story below. Read on to see how a disappointment in Mexico seven years ago will contribute to forever changing the lives of thousands of children in Haiti.   Following their meeting...

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Haitian Novelists Reveal the Nuances of Haitian Culture and History

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Haiti News & History, Happening in Haiti | 0 comments

Haitian Novelists Reveal the Nuances of Haitian Culture and History

Since I’m always trying to learn more about the Haitian people and their culture (so as to better understand the community in which we do ministry), I often search out new sources of information. Recently, I came across a blog post written by James Ellsmoor, a contributor to Forbes. In it, he recommended 8 Haitian novels which shed light on Haitian culture, as understood by Haiti’s own native authors. Fortunately for me (and you!), these novels have been translated from their original language into English for all English-speakers...

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There Are Crops Again in the Mountains

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Community of Southern Haiti, Faith Adventures, Haiti Ministry, Hurricane | 0 comments

There Are Crops Again in the Mountains

Back in January 2018, a group of men from Mariners Church went to Haiti to talk sustainability with Pastor Sam. Because the team was small, they had the opportunity to travel up into the mountains into several communities accessible only by moto or four-wheel drives. In such areas, our bus can’t travel, since most of these mountain “roads” are little more than donkey and foot trails, often deeply pitted by rivulets created by rain. The mountain communities the men visited had been absolutely devastated by Hurricane Matthew...

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