what we do
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and as a result, Haitians are chronically undernourished. "I am hungry" and "Give me one dollar" are the first things most visitors are faced with when they come to Haiti. Gifts of all sizes are pooled together and sent each month to Fort Liberte to support food programs.
FEED MY LAMBS
The lunch program at the Eben-Ezer School is supplemented by the money collected in the Feed My Lambs fund. This money comes from everywhere- individuals, schools, vacation bible schools, and special fundraisers. Any donation earmarked "food" goes into this program to help feed hungry children. Food money is raised by the Christmas trip group to host a large New Year's Day dinner for hundreds and hundreds of children in the community. Feed My Lambs also provides meals for Vacation Bible School each summer. The church uses the fund to alleviate hunger as it sees the need.
The Jerusalem Baptist Church, on its' own, built a home for elderly and disabled people who have no one to care for them, called the Welcome Center. The church provides food for them as they can, but there is always a need. Each month, donations to the Welcome Center are included in our monthly support to help the church leaders care for the residents.
A long time dream is beginning to be realized with the development of a farm on land donated to the church many years ago. First came the education of a farmer, Celius St. Fleur, who graduated from Limbe in 2007 with a degree in Agronomy. In 2009, a farmhouse was completed by visiting work teams, and the land is beginning to produce some food. Several families have gardens, animals and even bees on the land. Fresh produce will also be shared with the King Orphanage and the Welcome Center. The need for water, irrigation and future development is being studied by a Farm Committee, headed up by Suzie Legg. You can contact Susie at: email@example.com.