Did you know we have an orphanage/children’s home at our location in Galette Chambon, Haiti? It’s officially called the Children of Christ Home and is fully sponsored by an awesome group of Christians in Pensacola, FL. The home was initially sponsored by two churches in Pensacola, First Baptist and Hillcrest. Then, the key leaders formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit that oversees all their work with the home. We have 14 children at the home, 6 or 7 full-time Haitian workers (director, cook, clothes washer, etc.) and two full-time American missionaries who live at the home. The home was designed for 32 children and we will slowly add children as time and resources allow. These children are a vital part of our work in Haiti. They receive love, security, food, clean water, education, the good news of the gospel, and all that is needed for them to live godly, productive lives. Plus, they are a delight to get to know and spend time with.
Education, Education, Education. At BGM, we sponsor 483 children at three different schools and we also have our own secondary school. The secondary school started two years ago with a 7th grade and this past year we added an 8th grade. There are about 40 children in each grade. The Great Bridge Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA has been completely supporting our secondary school. They have done an incredible job and are currently having the school building completed with stucco and paint. It’s going to look awesome and give the children a big boost.
To continue with the secondary school and add a 9th grade in September, we need to sponsor a minimum of 37 children between now and September. Otherwise, these children will have to drop out of school and their lives will become disastrous. A sponsorship is just $37 per month and, among other things, pays for a child’s tuition, uniform, books, materials, and, when enough children are sponsored, a meal each day. My family sponsors a little girl named Jusmithe in the village of Thoman and we take great joy in knowing she is in school each day and her life is dramatically different as a result. Our $37 is automatically deducted from our checking account and I never have to think about sending it. If you would help us sponsor the children in our secondary school, please click HERE and sponsor a child that is in the 7th or 8th grade.
Last Week I was blessed to be in Galette Chambon last week with two awesome groups from Grace Crossing Church in Madison, MS and Crossgates Church in Brandon, MS. These marvelous Christians made desks and tables for schools, painted at the Hope Center, led a Motherhood Class, taught a men’s Bible class, worked at our clinic and pharmacy, devised a master plan for one of the schools, held VBS, and shared the love of Jesus wherever they went.
So. Much. Hunger. Two years of drought has malnutrition on the rise in Haiti. According to Meds and Foods for Kids, one in every five kids in Haiti is malnourished. As a result, one of our full-time missionaries at the orphanage, Rachel Charpie, recently began an out-paitient nutrition program that is helping saving lives. We have seen over 30 patients come through our outpatient clinic recently. 20+ are currently in the program with 15+ receiving regular well-checks after reaching a healthy weight in the program. In our outpatient program, patients receive Plumpy Nut (a ready to eat, peanut butter based bar) or Manna Packs (a fortified rice and soy blend) depending on the severity of their malnutrition.
Three Weeks Ago
The first of this month I was in Galette Chambon with the DOT company of Clinton and the Senior Pastor and Missions Pastor of FBC Pensacola.
And finally . . .
As you can see, God is using But God Ministries in marvelous ways. Also, as you are aware, it takes a great deal of resources to do what God has called us to do. Would you please consider financially supporting BGM and our work in Haiti? Your gift will go a long way in helping us share the love of Christ in very tangible ways in that poverty-stricken nation.
You can give online HERE or send a check to: But God Ministries, 400 Fontaine Place, Suite 103, Ridgeland, MS, 39157. In addition, I ask for your prayers for wisdom and energy for our Haitian staff, our American staff in Haiti, our staff in the States, and our Board of Directors.
Can’t Wait To See What God Does Next,
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