On Easter Sunday, food was distributed to 100 families in Haiti.
LCC received the following email from our mission partner, Lophane Laurent:
Blessings to you, my friends from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I want to thank you so much in my people's name for helping them in that hard time and sadness where many people lose their jobs and parents cannot feed their families. You can imagine what you are doing when you support Mission Haiti to continue sending money to do the food distribution. That means a lot for us in Haiti. Thanks please to all of the members of LCC and especially our sponsors and donors for helping to feed this week 100 families and especially that they will be able to have a special meal Sunday. May God bless you and your families and your ministries. My family and I wish you all a happy Easter. Yes, Jesus is Risen Indeed! Alleluia
Serving Jesus with joy,
Ministry in Mission supports the Center of Refuge orphanage located in The Lutheran Family Service compound in Jacmel, Haiti.
Currently, 37 children live there. The administrator recently asked for assistance to care for the health of the children. Many are sick and need medical assistance. Ministry in Mission has sent a doctor to assess the children to determine the quality of their health and recommend treatment if necessary. So far six children are in need of medication.
Lutheran Church Charities sends your donations to Haiti through our Haiti Mission Partners – Mission: Haiti & Ministry in Mission – who use them towards critical items needed to help save and improve the lives of the people of Haiti.
$30 buys 2 weeks of food for an elderly poor person and may mean the difference between life and death.
DONATE — FOOD FOR HAITIAN ADULTS AND CHILDREN
Your donations allowed Lutheran Church Charities to support the effort to bring a sea container with food, shoes, clothes, donated church pews and furnishings, and miscellaneous useful supplies to Haiti.
Your donations made Christmas special in Haiti for the orphans. The orphans had a gathering in the church to celebrate and receive food and gifts provided by generous donors like you.
Through Your Gifts, LCC Shared the Love of Jesus this Christmas with the Children in Haiti's Tent City
Through your generous donations, LCC was able to send the children a Christmas present of food. We received pictures of their Christmas party and this note from Lophane Laurent, Field Director, Mission:Haiti:
Blessings to you my friends from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I want to wish you a Merry Christmas from our kids in your program. They were so happy today to receive this gift from you and I want you please to thank all our sponsors and donors from the children and their parents. We gave two weeks of food for their families for Christmas in this difficult time. May God continue blessing you all and we will continue praying for you and your families and your ministry.
Thanks to Your Generous Donations, LCC was able to Provide Salaries for 49 Teachers in Haiti
Dear Friends of the Haitian Lutheran Mission Project,
Lophane and the principals of the 7 schools we support are wishing all our donors and followers a very blessed Christmas. We have been able to send each of our 49 teachers $200 (6 months salary of $25 per month plus a $50 bonus) in time for them to feed their families on Christmas.
Merry Christmas and many, many thanks.
Haitian Lutheran Mission Project
Your donations are still desperately needed to help the most vulnerable Haitians
Lutheran Church Charities sends your donations to Haiti through our Haiti Mission Partners who use them towards critical items needed to help save and improve lives of the people of Haiti.
Please prayerfully consider making a monetary donation to enable Lutheran Church Charities to continue to send funds to Haiti.
NEW NEED - Small Shelter for Individuals and Families
$50 a year can provide a small shelter for individuals or families to live.
"From cradle to grave, the Ministry in Mission supports the poor in Haiti. Having just returned from Haiti we were blessed to visit those in need with the opportunity to provide food and share the love of Jesus Christ. These two individuals are representative of those we serve." - Jackie Rychel, Ministry in Mission
The elderly lady in the wheelchair lost her leg due to an infection and relies on neighbors to help. She also is in need of housing.
The little boy is waiting for his mother to get back with food. He is standing in front of an empty house where he used to live. His mother could not afford the $50 a year rent so she and her 4-year-old boy are homeless.
Help LCC Share the Love of Jesus this Christmas with Presents of Food for Children in Haiti's Tent City
Donations needed to provide children and their families with food
Through your generous donations, Lutheran Church Charities continues to provide scholarships for children in the tent city in Haiti. Each year for Christmas, we ask that you consider a gift of food for the children.
Because of the current food crisis in Haiti, we are asking for donations to provide each child with a food package of basic supplies that will feed their family for two weeks. Without this assistance, many of the children will go hungry.
The cost is $50.00 per child for a two week supply of basic food staples.
Please consider a generous donation to share the love and compassion of Jesus to these children this Christmas.
Your donations make the difference between life and death for many of our Haitian brothers and sisters
Thanks to your donations, Lutheran Church Charities continues to send emergency relief funds to Haiti - the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere - towards critical items through our Haiti Mission Partners.
LCC received a request from Jackie Rychel, Ministry in Mission, for financial assistance to feed, clothe, and care for the the elderly at Jacmel Lutheran Home.
In 2019, Ministry in Mission started to populate the eldercare home. We scoured the porches, alleys and corners of small dwellings to find those in most need of care.
Those we found were near death, unable to care for themselves or had no family to care for them. These beautiful souls came willingly, without fear as we transported them in the back of a pick-up truck to a luxurious place the likes of which they had never seen. Even though they were on the brink of death, only two have passed on to sit at the right hand of God.
Ministry in Mission needs financial assistance to feed, clothe, and care for these beautiful people. Medical care, and a several caregivers staff the Jacmel Lutheran Home around the clock. It is also the responsibility of Ministry in Mission to provide a proper burial for the residents. All this expense comes from donations and grants.
Please consider a donation.
Jackie Rychel, Ministry in Mission
Please pray for LCC Haiti Mission partners to show the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.
If you are so moved, please donate generously to help LCC provide food and other necessary items for the most vulnerable Haitians.
Your donations make the difference between life and death for many of our Haitian brothers and sisters
Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, has been hit hard by the global pandemic and natural disasters in 2020.
Thanks to your donations, Lutheran Church Charities continues to send emergency relief funds to Haiti through our Haiti Mission Partners towards critical items.
The greatest need is food for the elderly and at risk families, mostly single parent families.
Due to a lack of good government financial policies and the international lockdowns of COVID-19, inflation has become outrageous. Food that cost $10 US a year ago costs more than $30 now!
Other needs are school shoes for children, and goats for family agriculture cooperatives.
Helen Roenfeldt, Mission Director, Mission: Haiti reports:
We are grateful that during this time of challenging travel our wonderful Haitian staff is able to continue programs so needed by our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Last week they held workshops for 210 expectant mothers, moms with infants and parents with young children. Besides sharing the Gospel, the workshops provided health, hygiene and nutrition education, vitamins, children’s clothing and food for needy families and elderly. Food insecurity is a serious continuing problem in Haiti, particularly for the most vulnerable.
This November and December we will be focusing in three areas: school shoes for children, $20 a pair; food for families, $40 for a 2 week package for a family of 4; and goats for family agriculture cooperatives, $85 per goat.
Every gift of food, every goat, every pair of shoes, every workshop is given in the Name of Jesus Christ and with His Love. Everything given in the Name of Christ makes a difference because Jesus always makes a difference.
Thank you for reaching beyond yourselves and caring for the poor and vulnerable. These are the “least of these”, Jesus reminds us that when we serve them, we are serving Him, and when we ignore them we are ignoring Him.
Thank you and God bless you.
Because of Christ,
Make Christmas Special for the Orphans in Haiti
Jackie Rychel, Ministry in Mission, reports:
Thank you to Lutheran Church Charities for supporting Ministry in Mission through donating food and masks to the Center of Refuge Orphanage.
Ministry in Mission is grateful to have a partner in Lutheran Church Charities. The faithful donors of LCC sewed and shipped masks for Ministry in Mission to deliver to the Center of Refuge Orphanage. Thanks so much!
December is a very special time for Christians all over the world. It is very special in Haiti as well. Did you know children in Haiti do not own toys? There is so much need for the basic daily necessities like food and clothing that toys are out of the question.
You will find a few young children, mostly boys that will make toy cars out of discarded plastic water bottles, or kites from empty plastic bags with twigs for shape and structure, and a discarded bit of string. Even if a child has acquired a toy they would never take it out in public for fear of it being taken by a bigger kid. For this reason Ministry in Mission does not take toys to Haiti for gifts for Christmas.
We do, however, try to provide food for a special meal or new clothes and shoes. Please help us make Christmas special for the orphans we serve. To go to church Christmas morning in new clothes and shoes would be a great blessing for them.
Ministry in Mission