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Sexually Abused Young Haitian Boys Urgent Need

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Raised by 24 people in 7 days
Created July 9, 2019
Urgent Cause-Emergency Fundraiser for Sexually Abused Haitian Boys

Alarming reports from 10 miles northwest of Port-au-Prince reveal that young Haitian boys were subject to ongoing physical and sexual abuse at the hands of an American missionary named Jeriah Mast.  Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) knowingly sent Mr. Mast back to Haiti after he confessed to multiple counts of child sexual abuse in the United States (see below for report links). The estimates indicate that Mr. Mast abused several dozen young Haitian boys ages 8-14.

For the missionary community, the details of this abuse are horrific. For those of us who love Haiti, and its people, this is painful. For the many who work or have worked near Titanyen, Haiti, this is too close to home.  We learned many of our friends may have experienced the abuse.

HOW YOU CAN HELP!

The rule of law is very different in Haiti. Many of the victims are desperately poor and have no way to secure proper representation. The first step is to secure legal counsel on these young men’s behalf. We will solicit Haitian Courts near Titanyen to secure a request that will require CAM (Christian Aid Ministries) to turn over all communication and information regarding Mr. Mast.

Phase 1 of the funding needs will provide for the following:

1. Retainer fee for a Haitian lawyer, one who speaks and understands English as well as Creole.

2. Court costs and cost of ongoing investigations

Phase 2 of the funding will provide for the following:

1. Continued legal/investigation costs

2. Medical treatments

3. Mental health counseling

Phase 3 of the funding will provide for the following:

1. On-going counseling for abuse victims

2. Vocational training and rehabilitation for victims

40442020_1562714649881717_r.jpegJune 2010 - "Me, Ya Jwenn [in Creole, his name means "They will find you"] I think that maybe I have been found!! That is Gilbert and Ronny asking my "master" to come with them and see Judge Dorisco---the judge will decide if my "master" get money for me--who is that white man taking my pic? He seems to want to help rescue me--my master still has a big machete---she is screaming---money, money, new house--please help me!"


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March 2019 - Ya Jwenn today. Jesus knew his name,  and he stands as a child of GOD.   He represents so many Haitian children who have survived remarkably horrific circumstances.  He happily declares, "I am NO LONGER a slave!"

MY PASSION, CALLING, AND ASSIGNMENT FOR HELPING these boys and for the other young teenagers in Haiti began after the earthquake in 2010. The Lord called me in June of 2010 to help rescue a young boy who came to the Global Outreach/SP Compound in Titanyen after the earthquake. He sought medical attention for open cuts and wounds; the apparent evidence of abuse. He was severely malnourished and wearing only a tee shirt. A deranged woman had him locked up as a child slave (Restevek). She disciplined him with a machete. His scars are still visible today. 

After several days we gained an audience with a local judge, and it was his decision to put this young boy in my care, as his legal guardian. I did not expect this decision, but my Haitian son has been the center of my life and the reason I love Haiti so much. 

It pains me now to think that he could have fallen victim to Mr. Mast, given his vulnerability.

GOD has given me a passion to take action! These boys need someone to be their advocate and to meet their needs, yet keep their privacy and protect them from the shame and stigma these types of abuse can bring. 

Thankfully, I rescued my Haitian son from his abuser. Would you help me do the same for these young men who have no one on their side?


Please prayerfully consider joining in His kingdom work by making a donation to this urgent need. All monies raised will be used to support and advocate for the victims in the Titanyen/Cabaret Region. Our goal is to help heal the minds and hearts of these abused boys.

For more information on our work and ministry in Haiti please click here:

www.haitifirstresponders.org 

The REASON, for my Passion, my Calling and desire to help!

Please help us make a difference in these young men as we try to help them "unravel" the stigma, the shame that the crimes done to them, as HE surrounds them with a song, a song of deliverance from the enemies  and those making fun at them, may God help them until all their fears are GONE,  then they can sing "I am No Longer a Slave to Fear, I am a CHILD OF GOD."

Read more about the crisis in Haiti from these news articles:

https://christiannews.net/2019/06/14/us-aid-workers-serial-rape-of- dozens-of-haitian-children-rocks-amish-mennonite-run-charity/

https://spalsh4ripples.com/2019/06/10/haiti-commissioner-orders-christian-aid-ministries-cam-to-appear-in-court-with-offender/

https://christiannews.net/2019/06/18/amish-mennonite-run-charity-puts-two-top-officals-on-leave-for-allowing-serial-child-rapist-to-return-to-haiti/

"Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said 'Here am I, send me." IS. 6:8
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Progress to report, yesterday a meeting with the team of professional Haitian legal experts including a Psychologist started the process of building a legal case against Jeriah Mast and CAM. A total of 4 Victims and an additional one Who is indirectly a victim are assisting in the case. More to come, amazes me how God brought this time together as you see picture below.
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I want to convey the gravity of urgency towards this Mandate that God has placed in my path. Please pray and share. I've been in Haiti since Wednesday evening and God has directly been in those Divine Appointments that are happening and will be taking place next week in Haiti.
PLEASE LOOK AND LOOK AT EACH LINK LISTED INSIDE THE STORY.
IF YOU CANNOT GIVE, PLEASE PRAY AND SHARE THE NEED, BLESSINGS FROM HAITI.
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Progress is being made in which I cannot share all the details but that the Legal System here is so much different than the US. No where for these boys to go for help unless they have money to hire a Attorney. In which God has blessed me to find a Great Christian man whom understands and speaks English! But his retainer fee and $200 per hour rate is rapidly tapping me dry, BUT those who have given I wish to thank you, but more so, pray for very important events taking place next week. Everything I have spent has come from my personal funds, well over $3,000 US $$. To even get the Judge and Court reporter to hear the Victims story cost $$$, also I have hired a Psychologist to help the boys and again can’t share additional info. Unbelievable some are still receiving threatening calls from someone in Haiti not to talk. So Security costs are an additional expense.
Those of you not understanding my involvement pm me or check my personal Facebook Page .
Blessings from Haiti!
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