One Powerful God

We are excited to announce that, through our partnership with Mission of Hope:  Haiti, we were able to complete roofing 175 homes in Bonbon!  Many lives have been helped physically by the shelter a roof provides since the Hurricane destroyed so much, but even more importantly, the Gospel has been shared and people have been cared for spiritually in this community as a result.  This is cause for celebrating our powerful God!  Our partnership with Mission of Hope continues as we join forces to put roofs on even more homes in the heart of Jeremie.  We are excited to see what God has in store as we continue to build relationships both in Jeremie and in Bonbon.

Te Wouj Community

School continues in Te Wouj, and the students are excited to receive the first letters from their sponsors since the Hurricane!  It means a lot to students to know there is someone cheering them on from so far away!  The school building construction continues and is nearly ready for a roof.  It will be a huge blessing to our teachers to get out from under tarps back into a real classroom again.  Please pray that the construction continues to its completion quickly, and within budget.
Our students also received new shoes recently!  Thank you to all who helped to get these kids into some stable footwear!

The homes pictured below have housed two families at the Point in Jeremie for some time, and have been identified by our church community as some of the people being in the biggest need in the area.  God connected us with the ability to help give these families a new start by means of a new home!  We are so thankful to have this opportunity to bless these families and encourage the community.

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.

Bonbon Bound: November 28, 2016

As the rain continues to hinder our relief efforts, we are able to use that as an opportunity to meet new people in the surrounding communities.  Some of these great people have helped us patch roads towards Bonbon, while others have assisted us closer to home. 
Our leaders have also met with the mayor of the town of Bonbon in order to better help provide relief and rebuilding in this area.  We are excited to see how God uses these relationships in the future!

Te Wouj Community

As the home rebuilding effort continues, we are also looking to reopen Te Wouj School in the near future!  Much preparation has to be made, including a temporary structure in which to hold class.  We are thankful to our friends at USAID who have braved the high river to assist in building the temporary structure.  Please pray that the level and force of the river would fall so that our teachers and students can safely cross to get to school each day. 
In addition to a temporary structure next to the old school building, we are beginning to rebuild our school building!  We are excited about these plans for a new school and we pray for this new building to equip and empower our elementary students even better than before.