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Mission: Haiti

Benches, students getting ready

Miguel Guante, our missionary to Haiti, reported on Sept. 20, 2006, that the border from Jimani, Dominican Republic into Haiti had been closed to most vehicles since June. “Only motor(cycles) may cross with some danger,” Guante said.

But on Monday, Sept. 18, Haitian authorities reopened the border to traffic. “As soon as I know the border is open, I carry the benches to Soliette, (and) from there the pastor (Meristaire Tresin) will carry it to Jeantilhome,” Guante said.
The wood Guante delivered was purchased by Climbing For Christ in June. It was bought to provide the church in Jeantilhome with 10 benches. More will be built in the coming months.
The church is also being used as a school. Guante said there are 92 children enrolled in the new school, ranging in age from 5 to 21 years old. There has not been a school in Jeantilhome and, as a result, most children have never been taught to read or write. Education, as well as medical attention to the many who are ill in Jeantilhome, is a priority as we continue to do God's work in this village on a hill.
Jeantilhome church bench
Bench materials

The Word

“Praise the Lord.
“Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights above.”
— Psalm 148:1


Helping Hands

Buy a bench or a Creole Bible for the people of Jeantilhome. To build a bench, it costs us more than $75 U.S. To purchase a Bible in the language of the Haitian people, it costs about $12. To date, we have built 10 benches and purchased 50 copies of Nouvo Kontra-a ak Som yo (the Bible in Haitian Creole) to be delivered to the church in Jeantilhome on our next mission trip.

Would you like to help? Send a tax-deductible donation to Climbing For Christ, Inc., earmarked “Mission: Haiti.” Mail your gift to:

Climbing For Christ, Inc.
P.O. Box 16290
Rochester, N.Y. 14616-0290


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