Headed by Samuel Rogers, Ministry In Mission is now recognized as an official student organization by Kent State University. The new organization is recruiting students to participate in mission trips this summer in Haiti. A fundraising workshop is planned for noon on Feb 20, 2016 at the Luther House at Kent State.
Much of what we do in Haiti revolves around the necessities of life, particularly food and shelter.
Through the monetary gifts of many people we sponsor a feeding program twice per week in the neighborhood of Beadouin . In a church built by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod ,approximately 120 children from primarily from a former tent city get a meal of rice, beans and sometimes chicken
This a video of feeding the kids last week by our current team with members from St. Mark, Chesterland, OH, Royal Redeemer, North Royalton, Good Shepherd, Elgin IL and Trinity, Peoria IL .
The team attended the same church this Sunday for Worship. It crossed my mind how the two activities both involved feeding. One feeds the body, the other feeds the soul. Both in the same Sanctuary. I wish the hectic enthusiasm of the children for rice and beans could carry over to Sunday. The picture on the left shows the members taking communion.
Our Goal = The physical food we serve leads to the children coming to faith, attending church and receiving the Lord’s Supper.
Roussemie and Gimey are being treated and are recovering at the John 3:16 Guesthouse, Bill Morse and Karleen Zuercher of the missionary team staying at the guesthouse are assisting Dr. Angle Prevot and giving constant attention to Roussemie and Gimey’s care. We thank God that they are recovering. They have received many visitors.
The Repair has started on the orphanage. The walls were power washed and lumber and doors were purchased. Thank You for your continuing support, we need it to complete the project.
Our Missionary team bought bulk rice, beans, cooking oil, tomato sauce and sardines to distribute to the elderly as part of our elder care outreach. We divided up the bulk items into individual portions to deliver to homes around Jacmel. The first home we visited was Madam Silius, as we walked to the home, I thought it looked pretty good, then we went around back and saw where she really lived in a makeshift tent. We went to visit a number of other elderly people in their homes in Jacmel. We delivered food as well as praying with them and interviewing them so that we could get to know their circumstances better and get to know them personally. We are grateful that God has used our mission trip to minister to these people.
Below is an interview with Madam Silius.
Gallery of the Elderly We Visited
Steven Repas, in charge of University Outreach for Ministry In Mission, started a Go Fund Me Campaign to help with the medical expenses and repair of the Center of Refuge Orphanage after a terrible fire, that saw Madam Lucien and her brother Gimey sustain substantial burns on their arms.
Last night Feb. 2, 2016 a fire broke out at the Center of Refuge Orphanage in Jacmel Haiti.
Roussemie Lucien, owner and founder of the orphanage and her brother Gimey had substantial burns to their arms and were treated at the hospital
No one else was harmed.
The fire broke out in the center of the orphanage building in the Lucien family suite. it is reported that a candle caused the fire.
Roussemie and her brother are recovering at the John 3:16 Guesthouse.
Please consider donating to help with medical bills and repair of the orphanage
Ministry In Mission was invited by Lutheran Campus Ministries at Kent State University to make a presentation on Ministry In Missions’s work In Haiti. Kent State students will be taking a mission trip to Jacmel Haiti this summer. This will be the third trip for the Kent State students.
Thanks to those that donated to the Center of Refuge Orphanage!
Pastor Joseph and Roussemie Lucien sent us pictures of Christmas at the Center. They and the children are extremely grateful for you support!