Just a quick update to say we had a fantastic trip and all made it back safe and healthy. Some highlights: Visited two of the orphanages we support Saw Bertenide and her family — brought gifts to help her out. Street ministry & feeding hungry/homeless downtown Visited three current Vision churches on Sunday. Bill andContinue reading “Some Trip Highlights from May 2018!”
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Haiti May 18 – 25 is a go!
The December trip did not work out, but five of us now have tickets in hand for the May trip. We are excited to go and can’t wait to report back about how God is working! Please pray for Jay, Ryan, Bill, Mike and Steve.
Cancelled: Back to Haiti December 7 – 15, 2017!
So far Jay, Steve and maybe one more person are headed back to Haiti during these dates. We can’t wait to get there! We have room for one or maybe two more at this point. Contact us to learn more.
Help Steve get back to Haiti December 2017
DONATE NOW Dear Friends & Family, I realize that I didn’t properly thank some of you for supporting Megan and me for our first trip to Haiti last October. That trip had a tremendous impact on us, and God has been tugging at our heartstrings ever since to continue serving people in impoverished nations to theContinue reading “Help Steve get back to Haiti December 2017”
May 2017 Trip Highlights
We acquired our first piece of land in Haiti! It’s where the Tabarre (Damier) church currently sits. We hired surveyor to survey land and had it notarized and registered with the government. So the land now officially belongs to Vision Church, Haiti! The name “Vision Church” was approved by the government and recognized as formalContinue reading “May 2017 Trip Highlights”
Three powerful books I read after visiting Haiti
by Steve Brainard Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder This compelling and inspiring book, now in a deluxe paperback edition, shows how one person can work wonders. In Mountains Beyond Mountains, Pulitzer Prize—winning author Tracy Kidder tells the true story of aContinue reading “Three powerful books I read after visiting Haiti”
You may ask yourself, Why such a big suit?
Almost all pastors in Haiti wear suits to church and there is a very high expectations that the church members dress to the nines. This prevents scores of Haitians from attending church because they simply don’t have the right clothes. At Vision Church, our pastors are dressing more casually and encouraging the members to followContinue reading “You may ask yourself, Why such a big suit?”
Huge Trip Impact on Mike & Denelle
By Mike Williams: When you step off the plane and out of the airport, the air and heat hits you and you realize, “I’m not in California anymore.” We drove to base camp then to the 1st Vision church for evening service and pot luck (beans & rice). I’m standing in the background watching, amazedContinue reading “Huge Trip Impact on Mike & Denelle “
Two more Vision students sponsored!
Our family is so excited to get the names and pictures of the kids we are sponsoring to go to school! Meet them below. I can’t wait to get back to Haiti to meet them! We have at least 10 more kids that need to be sponsored.
Why don’t kids go to school in Haiti?
Education in Haiti is important yet elusive. Education is not free. Almost all schools are private and charge a tuition and require student’s to purchase books and uniforms. Many families are forced to choose between feeding their children or sending them to school. There are many articles about this on the internet. Here are a coupleContinue reading “Why don’t kids go to school in Haiti?”