My husband, Zacharie and I met when I was on a one week trip with New Life Mission to Haiti in 2011, little did I know that I would return in 2012 and stay for 4 months where we would meet again. Very soon into that trip God revealed to me that his plans for me in Haiti were much larger than I ever anticipated. I had no idea I was meeting my husband. Zacharie and I were drawn together from the start when we realized we shared a very similar dream and that was to reach out to children. You see, Zacharie and I both lost our fathers at the age of 7. Zacharie’s mother was left with 9 children to raise on her own and my mother with 5. So in our different countries yet similar family situations, we both witnessed firsthand, the struggles of a single parent home and the challenges it can cause. Our hearts go out to the many children in Haiti who grow up in like scenarios whether with one parent or without any. A lot of these kids are sent to live with another family because their own cannot provide for them. Many are forced into slave labor like conditions and never have the opportunity to even go to school or feel the true love of a parent. We feel that God is calling us to return to Haiti to help these kids. We want to raise them in a loving home where they can grow up with hopes of a future. We want them to learn to be confident in themselves and help them realize their potential. We hear God telling us to rise up leaders in Haiti who are proud of their country. We hear God telling us to teach these children about his never ending love for them.
So here is our vision - to build a childrens home in Charrier, Haiti. We were lessed with the opportunity to purchase about 2.5 acres about a mile down the road from Zacharie’s Momma’s house and New Life mission’s mission house. We have begun fundraising and hope to open up New Life Mission’s childrens home by January 2017. We have finished building the security wall around the entire property as well as a depot for safe equipment & food storage . Next we need to build the house, bathrooms, and kitchen! One of my favorite verses is Mark 9:23 which says, “All things are possible for him who believes.” We know that our dreams are big but we also know that our God is bigger. We are making the big move down to Haiti this January 2016 to begin construction. Zacharie and I can both say we have clearly received this calling from the Lord therefore we BELIEVE that he will provide. So please pray for us that we do not lose faith throughout this whole process and that we are patient in waiting for His timeline. We’re so excited to see the ways in which God is going to make this dream come alive. Thank You for your time and contributions whether they be prayer or financial!