January in Jeremie

Christmas Box Delivery

Thank you to Moses Lake Presbyterian for the Christmas shoebox gifts!  We have had the privilege to give the gifts to all of our churches, police department, Chambellan orphanage, Te Wouj School and many other places.  They have been a huge blessing to so many kids in our area, especially since the Hurricane has destroyed so much in these kids' lives over the past months.  These simple gifts sure brought a smile to many faces over the past month, including ours!

Thank You!

Thank you to all who have supported, prayed and served with us in 2016.  It has been a year that has been full of surprises, and Hurricane Matthew has been a big part of that, but with your help and God's blessing, we are growing and learning and rebuilding.
Please continue to pray for our missionaries and staff going into 2017.  The Germeils are going into their sabbatical time over the next few weeks, and they will be away from phones and contacts, taking time to recharge, rest and spend extra time together.  We appreciate your prayers for their month of rest and revitalization.  
The Stockelands are currently in the States as well to visit family, speak at several churches and fundraise.  The Stones are headed back to Haiti in the next week, as more relief groups are beginning to come.  We appreciate your prayers for each of our missionaries as they team up to serve!

Christmas is coming!

Welcoming Additional Relief Teams

We have been happy to welcome several more relief teams over the past few weeks, one through Mission of Hope focusing on constructing roofs for the town of Bonbon, and two other groups helping to finish our group gallery and eating area, as well as continue to cover roofs from the town of Jeremie to Te Wouj and beyond!  We are blessed to be able to house these groups, and finish getting our facility ready for even more in the future.  We love seeing groups that come to serve both the community and our staff.

Te Wouj School Reopening

Our elementary school at Te Wouj has recently reopened!  Our teachers and students are happy to be reunited, even if it's in a temporary tarp structure at this time as we prepare to rebuild the new school in the near future.  Our recent group from Grace Bible Church in Florida was able to use the opportunity of the students in one place to help hand out the Christmas shoe boxes donated by Moses Lake Church in Washington.  It is sweet to see churches gathering together to give and help, and it was a bright spot in the dark times these students have recently experienced.  Thank you to Moses Lake and all who contributed.
At the same time, the student home rebuilding project has continued, with many of the houses that were totally destroyed now reframed, and homes that were without roofs are being covered.  We are excited to continue this project to see every student back in adequate housing in the near future.