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Crises in Haiti Have Profound Effect on South, including Collège Lumière

Posted by on Oct 27, 2021 in Community of Southern Haiti, Haiti Ministry, Haiti News & History, School | 0 comments

Crises in Haiti Have Profound Effect on South, including Collège Lumière

It’s been just three weeks since Pastor Sam, Aunald, and Naomie kicked-off Collège Lumière’s inaugural school year, and already they’ve had to close the school due to the deteriorating conditions in their country. Current crises include political instability, food insecurity, continued disaster recovery, violent gangs, and a fuel shortage that has brought the country to its knees. Until the gangs reopen the roads, allowing fuel deliveries to resume, the country will remain powerless… and Collège Lumière will remain closed. It’s not the start we expected to it’s inaugural year.

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Collège Lumière Opens Its Doors with 300+ Students

Posted by on Oct 10, 2021 in Community of Southern Haiti, Financial Sustainability, Haiti Ministry, School | 0 comments

Collège Lumière Opens Its Doors with 300+ Students

Despite civil unrest, a global pandemic, an assassination, and an earthquake followed by a tropical storm… we are thrilled to announce that Collège Lumière has opened its doors to its first class of 300+ students. Though there are still some items that need to be finished (painted, etc.) or built (like the soccer fields and basketball courts), Collège Lumière is ready to educate Haiti’s future generations, and we couldn’t be more proud of Sam and his team!!

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Bringing Play. Building Hope.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Haiti Ministry, School | 0 comments

Bringing Play. Building Hope.

It may seem unlikely that a playground can help children in poverty-stricken areas encounter Jesus, but for 25+ years, the folks at Kids Around the World have seen the proof that it’s so.

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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...

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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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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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A School Will Help in More Ways than One!

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Financial Sustainability, School | 0 comments

A School Will Help in More Ways than One!

Back in the fall of 2015, the Haiti Ministry wondered … if Sam could count on only one more, large capital investment from his partners in California, what would he use it for and why. What we discovered was that, more than anything, he wants to be free from financial dependence on others … namely, us. As a Haitian entrepreneur who was interviewed in the movie Poverty, Inc. said, “No one wants to be a beggar for life,” and Sam agrees. He wants to be able to provide for his family (which just happens to consist of more than 50 kids and the...

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Sam’s Plan to Educate and Sustain a Community

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Church ~ Communauté de Gloire, Community of Southern Haiti, Kids at the Glory Glory Center, School | Comments Off on Sam’s Plan to Educate and Sustain a Community

Sam’s Plan to Educate and Sustain a Community

Ever heard of a BHAG? I’ve often heard it this acronym used in vision-casting meetings or in the context of a motivational speaker. I’ve actually used it myself, from time to time. However, this morning, when I went to write about it, I realized I didn’t actually know its exact meaning or origin, so I did a little research. The term BHAG or “Big Hairy Audacious Goal” was proposed by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their 1994 book entitled Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. Dave Ramsey (personal...

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