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2018 Haiti School Progress Report

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Financial Sustainability, Haiti Ministry, School | 0 comments

2018 Haiti School Progress Report

As 2018 comes to a close, we’re excited to report on the Haiti School project and the fundraising and construction progress that has occurred this year. FUNDRAISING PROGRESS TO DATE The Haiti School Project (Collège Lumiere – School of Lights) is currently 37% funded with the bulk of these funds having been deployed to purchase a 7.5 acre parcel of land and to construct a ten foot high perimeter wall around the entire parcel. After funds were deployed for the land purchase and perimeter wall, the project account has a balance of...

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Congratulations ISOM Class of 2018

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Church ~ Communauté de Gloire, Community of Southern Haiti | 0 comments

Congratulations ISOM Class of 2018

Congratulations are in order for the first graduating class of the Ecole Internationale de Ministère et de Leadership Chrétien, Torbeck! Several years ago, pastors Samuel (far left) and Aunald (Ronald, far right) approached the Haiti Ministry about financing the launch of a bible school that could educate Christian pastors in Torbeck and surrounding areas. Pastor Aunald and his wife, Naomi, had matriculated at ISOM (International School of Ministry), Port-au-Prince, and they wanted to bring the same formal education to the Church of God by...

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Through the Eyes of a Poet

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Community of Southern Haiti, Faith Adventures, Hurricane | 0 comments

Through the Eyes of a Poet

In February 2018, Emily VanDegrift visited Haiti with a team from Mariners Church. Though she was the youngest on the team by quite a few years, she displayed wisdom and understanding beyond her age. Here, she shares the two favorite poems she wrote while she was there. This first poem was written about the “red church” in Rosier. We refer to it as the “red church” because it’s the third church to have stood on the exact same spot on a beautiful grassy hill looking out towards the ocean. When we first visited...

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Condolences to the Metelus Family

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Church ~ Communauté de Gloire, Haiti Ministry | 0 comments

Condolences to the Metelus Family

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pastor Joseph Metelus. Pastor Joseph died unexpectedly at his home Monday morning, December 4th. Pastor Joseph served as the Church of God by Faith’s senior pastor in Carrefour, Haiti, for decades, growing it into a network of 24 churches stretching from Port-au-Prince to the far southwestern tip of the country. We first met Pastor Joseph in January 2010 following the devastating earthquake that destroyed his church in Carrefour. At the time, he was providing aid to more than 300...

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Haiti, Irma, and Climate Change

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Haiti Ministry, Haiti News & History | 0 comments

Over the past few days we’ve been asked repeatedly about Hurricane Irma’s affect on Haiti. Fortunately, Irma did not affect southern Haiti where Sam and his kids live. However, northern Haiti was impacted, though not to the extent that southern Haiti was impacted by Hurricane Matthew last year. For more, please read the article below, which appeared on the Center for Economic & Policy Research’s website. Haiti, Irma, Climate Change, and Priorities Written by Jake Johnston Published: 12 September 2017 At least one person...

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Faith Adventure Team Dedicates New School Site

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Community of Southern Haiti, Faith Adventures, Financial Sustainability, School | 0 comments

Faith Adventure Team Dedicates New School Site

“We are humbled and honored to stand with you in the support of the building of a sustainable school… We stand with you in prayer as you continue the real hard work and labor of love, by being salt and light in this world. We honor and bless you.” —Christian Mungai, Global Outreach Pastor, Mariners Church to Pastor Samuel Metelus, Communauté de Gloire, Haiti. Included in the email that delivered these words to Pastor Samuel on March 7, 2017 was confirmation that $260,000 had been wired to Port-au-Prince for the purpose of purchasing 7.5...

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