Our mission here at Christ Lutheran began in 2001 with a mission trip to LeCayes, Haiti. We became interested in the ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti and decided to sponsor Pastor Isaac of the Jeremie district in 2004.
Pastor Isaac has 22 orphaned children living with him, his wife and their four children. If Pastor had not taken these children into his home, they would most likely have joined the thousands of other street children that roam the street begging for food each day.
Pastor is also responsible for 18 other congregations and several Lutheran schools that he started in some of the more remote villages that surround the city of Jeremie. These schools are so important because public school in Haiti is not free and most people cannot afford to educate their children. Pastor Isaac’s most important mission, however, is bringing the Gospel to the people of Haiti.
In 2007 our congregation, along with help of several other congregations and individuals, purchased a school bus and filled it with many of the items that Pastor and the children would need. The following summer (2008) two mission teams made up of people from Illinois, Michigan and New York went to Jeremie to help build a school/orphanage for Pastor and the children. This summer (2009) our plan is to return for the dedication of this building that should be finished in September.
We continue to support Pastor Isaac and his ministry and plan to take others to Jeremie so that they can bring the joy of serving the Lord back home with them. If you are interested in this ministry, contact Sue Gross at email@example.com.
You can also become involved as an individual by joining us as we help others who do not have the same opportunities that are available to us.
Projects needing continued support
Orphanage for 30 children living in Pastors home
Jeremie school built by members of Lutheran Churches in this area and our OWLS
Feeding Program supported by our members and First Fruits
Lutheran Teachers program