Serve on a team or support through prayers, supplies and/or donations. Christ Church assists with clean water filters, sewing classes, construction and VBS.
As news unfolds in Haiti, we continue to support our brothers and sister in Christ there through prayer, consistent communication with our partners and other support as needs arise. Click here for a list of our partners and friends you can pray for.
Our dates for 2023 have not been set yet and we are prayerfully considering the next steps for our 9th mission trip to Haiti. We hope to hold classes for the community in the New Women’s Development Center, distribute water filters, assist with the Women’s Sewing group and share Christ’s love with the children.
Christ Church is committed to be in partnership by providing hope, help and Christ’s love to the Haitian people.
You can support our Haiti Mission Trips by stopping by the Fair Trade Store downstairs by the Choir Room. Fair Trade chocolate, coffee, tea, and other goodies will be on sale. Water filters are available for adoption for only $35! Also check out Deux Mains – An ethical fashion brand bringing the Haitian people out of poverty with dignity.
Twelve Christ Church members shared Christ’s love in Haiti January 20-28! This was the 7th adult team to Haiti, and the 5th time we were in Olivier. Olivier is a village of some 15,000 people that have no paved streets, no sewers, no running water, and limited electricity. Still many of the people regularly worship in the Olivier Methodist Church, which was seriously damaged during the earthquake. We have helped rebuild their church, and it is now in full use!
For two afternoons, we held a Children’s Bible School. 500+ children attended, and each child received a full hot meal!
With money from our Christ Church budget, we were able to provide 100 personal home water filters. This vital ministry raises the health AND education of the villagers and their children, as they don’t have to miss school due to water borne illnesses.
We are very committed to advancing Women’s empowerment programs. Special classes in material selection, color compatibility and crocheting were shared by our team to assure the products they create have broad salability. Those participating in the program gained skills they will use to earn money to support their families. Also, the sewing machines used are treadle machines not electric!
We helped with the construction of their Community/Women’s Development Building. Concrete blocks were hauled, mortar was mixed, and the walls of the second floor are being constructed. We also helped place the concrete for the stairs to the second floor.
On Sunday we were privileged to worship in the Olivier Methodist Church. The nearly 3-hour service was joyous with lots of singing, prayer, and a wonderful sermon by Pastor Michelle. Our friend and interpreter, Rodny, did a fine job translating her message from English into Creole.
Thank you, church, for sending us! You have helped so many!
– DON HENDERSON
For a day by day breakdown of our 2018 mission, visit here.