As I return from my eight trip to Haiti, it is a blessing to reflect on how far things have come. Now in our 6th year, the Thomas Haiti Program has hit its stride. We operate at six schools with church sponsors for five of them. Twice a year, for about a week at a time, teams from across the country come to work at their schools. Sponsorships include clean water systems, computers, solar power, classroom work, construction (classrooms, playground and other), teacher training, healthcare and special projects.
Asbury has been a core sponsor for the entire duration of our efforts. Thank you! Your prayers, participation and financial support has been integral to our ongoing work. This most recent trip included installation of additional community clean water systems (we now have about 50 installed), setup of three new computer servers (with electronic books, Wikipedia and educational videos in Creole, French and English), bible and Holy Land history classes and selected home repairs for our Haitian Program personnel.
So…what is next? Fall of 2017 and early 2018 includes the start of constructing new classrooms at one school, expanded rain catch and kitchen construction at another school, additional computer servers and potentially a new water pumping system at a third school. We envision preliminary work on a solar powered bakery for late 2018 contingent on raising the fundi
We are grateful for the expanded, evolving and continuous support of so many wonderful Christians living their faith through serving the people of Haiti.
Sincerely, Steve Elliott