As we prepare for another trip to Haiti, we pray for the Holy Spirit to bring fruit to the seeds we plant. Jesus came to save each of us and bring us hope for today and eternity. Our amazing staff in Haiti plant the seeds daily as they ensure the feeding programs are running smoothly, especially in this time of political unrest in Haiti.
Trinity HOPE feeding programs are managed by our team of 16 Haitian Feeding Program Directors/Supervisors. We do not have any Americans on the ground in Haiti. The Feeding Program Directors purchase all the food, and oversee the distribution, cooking and feeding of the children. We rely on them a great deal and believe we must empower and train Haitians to work towards self-sufficiency.
Willy, our supervisor in Haiti, works with our Feeding Program Directors to be the best they can be so more children can be fed according to God’s will. Willy lives in the Port-au-Prince area. Recently we asked him what impact all the protests and political unrest has had on the children and parents in our schools. Willy replied, “During this situation life becomes more difficult for the parents which most of them used to manage small businesses around the street. The kids find something to eat at school and that really helps the parents and the kids.”
A big concern has been whether the children can safely attend school and if our feeding program directors can travel safely to the schools twice a month for their required inspection. Willy shared that they are carefully planning their visits to the schools, but sometimes it is difficult. We are so thankful for God’s protection for each of them.
Some areas of Haiti are impacted more than others with the protests and demonstrations. Cities like Port-au-Prince have more violent protests, which can then prevent children from attending school on a regular basis. The schools located in the rural countryside are often impacted much less.
Often when disasters and hardships fall on people in America the church pews are full every time the doors are open. They pray to God and rededicate their lives to follow Christ. So we asked Willy what impact have the demonstrations and protests had on the Haitians? Are they drawing closer to Jesus Christ? Willy replied, “I think yes, because of the political situations life becomes really hard in Haiti, people pray more and in many churches you can find many people come to pray all week.”
Feeding children in Christian schools through Trinity HOPE is more important than ever. Your unceasing prayers for God’s ministry to the Haitians is our primary request. Thank you for all of your support.
– Denise Gudlin, www.trinityhope.org