Mission: Haiti 2008
By Miguel Rubén Guante
Climbing For Christ missionary to Haiti
What God has done through Climbing For Christ in Haiti:
- Built a church in Gentilhomme.
- Provided a school for the first time for about 100 children in Gentilhomme.
- Built 20 benches for the church and for the school that meets in the church.
- Paying two teachers in the Gentilhomme school.
- Many people now have a Creole Bible in Gentilhomme and neighboring villages.
- Rescued 14-year-old Gilbert from certain death after he broke his leg and was left untreated. After this, many people are going to the hospital instead of the voodoo doctors. In this case, Climbing for Christ is opening the eyes of the people in Gentilhomme and other villages to see God as their provider.
- Fixed the roads in the area.
- Prepared teachers to educate the children.
- Established a monthly seminary to prepare pastors and church leaders to do the Lord’s work.
- Taught the people of Gentilhomme and neighboring villages about sanitation.
- Surveyed water to develop a system that will provide more accessible water for drinking and farming.
- Helped the new school in Malasi.
- Established communication between the villages and Climbing For Christ to provide emergency relief and aid.
- Paying for “health insurance” at the clinic in Jimani, Dominican Republic, enabling anyone who needs medical attention to receive it.
- Provided transportation to work in villages in the mountains of southeastern Haiti, including Gentilhomme, Malasi, and Thoman.
- Started a Food Bank that fed more than 800 hungry people.
- Started a Seedling Bank (or Food Nursery) program to assist 90 farmers in Gentilhomme and Malasi.
This story appeared originally in The Climbing Way (Volume 11, Autumn 2008)
Posted Nov. 22, 2008
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