My last article gave our readers a bird’s eye view of how things are in Haiti at present. In this post I want to share how we are bringing hope to a devastated nation. After 35 years in this country, we have established 5 churches, 3 schools, and a Bible institute which just graduated its 9th promotion in May. We are also (with the help of Orphans Promise ministry) feeding around 1,200 schoolchildren in our 3 schools. Whew! To say this is a challenge doesn’t even begin to describe life in Haiti. Living in the poorest nation of the western hemisphere and working with the Haitian people has demanded a faith and fortitude that only God can provide. Here are two bright, shining examples that are the result of much toil and sacrifice on our part. Others have helped us along the way as well and now we want to brag a little, (plus ask your help with this need).
I earlier mentioned that Haiti’s youth has inherited generations of problems. They, in themselves, are a mission field. But, Rehoboth Ministries is working to make a lasting difference in this devastated country. In addition to educating and feeding children, plus training young men and women for leadership, we are sending 2 students to a local Christian university to be trained as future leaders. I would like to share a little about them. Tedson has only 1 1/2 years to complete his studies. Tedson practically grew up on the church bench in Petite-Anse and we watched him flourish and follow his father’s footsteps in becoming a member of our church’s worship team. Tedson plays bass, guitar, piano, drums, trumpet, and violin. As if that were not enough, he has a gorgeous tenor voice and has also begun to compose his own music. He works fulltime with our youth and children’s choir. As you can see, we keep him quite busy! Our church family was there to pick up the pieces when his mother died in a tragic automobile accident a few years ago. He is like a son and has remained faithful to his studies in spite of multiple adversities. We want to help him finish his education.
Clodain is another student, who like Tedson, is attending the university in Limbé, Haiti, and is studying agronomy. Clodain is a natural-born leader in our church. He has the ability to see a need and address it before others do. Clodain’s father, Orléus, was our first church member when we erected an old, army medical tent as our first church shelter over 28 years ago. Clodain has just completed his first year of school at the same university in Limbé. Clodain’s mother has also gone to be with the Lord and his dad is a simple fisherman and unable to provide for Clodain’s schooling. Clodain and Tedson are two leaders being honed for future service. They are a far cry from the pictures you see of people participating in riots and looting. You deserve to see the other face of Haiti, and Rehoboth is actively working to train up youth who have great potential and who aren’t afraid to lead. We are so proud to be able to invest in these two. There are many more just like them who are praying for an opportunity to make something more of their lives.
You can help us help them! Right now, we need around $1,400 apiece to complete their first semester of school — 6 months, plus pay for their daily gas and food. Due to recent rioting, the price of gas will surely go up again and the tuition has already been raised from where it was. Will you help us tilt the balance in this direction? There’s no telling what the Lord has planned for these two and you can be a catalyst in giving them a future with a hope! Will you act now so that we can make sure their place is secured in the university for another year? Thank you!
Clodain: $1,400 (1st semester)
Tedson: $1,400 (1st semester)
Pritchard: firstname.lastname@example.org/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4160 4096
Dana: email@example.com / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509 3272 5600
John: firstname.lastname@example.org / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 4785 9023
NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.
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