Your Generous Donations Provide New Mattresses for Children at the Center of Refuge Orphanage in Haiti
LCC received the following update from Jackie Rychel, Ministry in Mission.
The Center of Refuge orphanage in Beaudouin, Haiti, thanks the generous donors for the much-needed mattresses. As you can see these happy faces couldn’t wait to unload the truck and the mattresses on the bunk beds.
Ministry in Mission values the partnership of Lutheran Church Charities to help with the important mission work in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
Please continue the support to help us replace mattresses for the Jacmel Lutheran home for the elderly. They are in need of 12 new mattresses.
On Tuesday, April 19, around 4:00 a.m., a fire broke out in the Beaudoin market, the largest public market in Jacmel, burning through goods and leaving scores of vendors and customers devastated.
According to residents, the supermarket inferno erupted and quickly spread to one side, completely destroying it. Area residents said they watched in disbelief as the blaze took hold. The initial estimate was that 40% of the goods in the market were destroyed. There will be considerable economic consequences for the vendors and the community.
Twenty families from our partner church, The First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jacmel, have been directly affected by the fire. They have lost thousands of dollars in goods as well as their livelihood for the foreseeable future.
Please consider a generous donation to help these families as they recover from this devastating fire.
513 Adults and 205 Children Served So Far at Three Locations
Thanks to your generous support, our mission partner, Mission:Haiti, was able to schedule the first three COVID-19 clinics a few weeks ago.
Because of the clinics’ huge success, the medical staff saw twice as many people as they expected and need an additional $2,500 to purchase more supplies for the remaining three clinics. They are anticipating serving an average of 300 patients at each location.
Please prayerfully consider a generous donation to support these life-saving clinics as Haiti continues to battle COVID-19. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our Haitian brothers and sisters!
Your Donations Help Haitian Lutheran Mission Project Support Teachers and Their Families in Jeremie District
Through your generous donations, LCC has been supporting teacher salaries in the Jeremie District. We received the following update from our mission partner, Sue Gross, with the Haitian Lutheran Mission Project (HLMP).
Your donations have made a huge difference in the lives of so many families in Fond Rouge and other villages in the Jeremie District. Hundreds of children whose parents cannot afford to send them to public school are attending our seven schools because you have kept them open. Many lives have been improved, and some saved because you cared enough to keep the HLMP working in Haiti for the past 15-plus years.
All of our schools are in the farthest southwest portion of the island. There is only one road from Port au Prince that can take you there. It is a rather isolated area and difficult for other relief organizations to get to. Most Haitians have never even been to Jeremie.
Even today, most families have no electricity or indoor plumbing. Our school meals are still cooked over wood fires behind the school, and water is brought to them in buckets from the river or a community well in the village. Many children attend school barefooted and hungry with no school supplies, but they are eager to learn, so the HLMP feels keeping the schools open is the very least we can do. "For those who have been given much, much will be expected."(Luke 12:48).
Even though the last two years have been difficult for many here in the United States, it cannot compare with life in Haiti.
Please open your hearts to those who are in need.
Haitian Lutheran Mission Project
We received an update from Lophane Laurent, who was able to schedule the first three COVID Clinics in Haiti thanks to your generous support. He is planning to hold the next three clinics next month. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our Haitian brothers and sisters!
I want to thank God for safety during our first three days of clinics. I can tell everyone that it was three days of blessings. We did the clinics in three locations and I shared the gospel with the public who come to the clinic. In each place, I took a few minutes to talk to them about our salvation and why Jesus died for us, and what the blood of Jesus represents for us. I shared a few small catechisms with them to teach them first.
A little boy came to me at the clinic and asked me for a small catechism because he wants to share the gospel with his friends in his neighborhood, especially those whose parents are not Christian, and I asked him how old he is and he said to me 12 years old. His parents can’t afford to send him to school since they are not working for two years. I took his information and told him I will contact them next week to visit them.
So it was a blessing for the three locations and a success also. During the three days, we served 205 children from 3 months to 17 years old and 513 adults. We started at 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. I will plan for next month for the three other locations. Please keep my Haitian team in your prayers because they did a good job and I am very proud of them. Thanks to all of our sponsors and donors who never stop supporting us. We love you so much and we know how you love us also. May God bless your families and your ministries.
Haiti - Your Donations Help Fund Lifesaving Project and Provide Thirty New Mattresses for Children at the Center of Refuge Orphanage
Because of your generous donations, we were able to send funds to our mission partners Mission:Haiti and Ministry in Mission.
Mission: Haiti is setting up six one-day medical clinics in six different locations to fight COVID-19 that is still rampant in Haiti. The clinics are being planned for this week and next.
Ministry in Mission will provide thirty new mattresses for Children at the Center of Refuge Orphanage. The mattresses have been ordered.
Thanks to your support, both needs have been met!
$8,500 Needed to Fund Lifesaving Project
LCC has received a request from our Mission Partner, Mission:Haiti for a lifesaving project.
COVID-19 is still rampant in Haiti. Mission:Haiti is planning six one-day medical clinics in six different locations. The areas are: Arcahaie, Deluge, Delmas, Petion-Ville, Jeremie, and Le Cayes.
The total cost for all six locations is estimated at $8,500, or about $1,417 per day.
That pays for medicine plus two Haitian doctors, two nurses, two assistants, gas, water, food, and all necessary supplies. Lophane Laurent will be at each clinic and will be distributing 1,300 + masks.
Please prayerfully consider a generous donation to support these life-saving clinics as Haiti continues to battle COVID-19.
LCC received the following update from Jackie Rychel, our Mission Partner with Ministry in Mission:
Thanks to Lutheran Church Charities for supporting the food for a youth gathering to provide many young people an alternative to the Voodoo custom of Carnival.
Food, fun, and fellowship were had by many by the grace of God and the generous donations through LCC.