Great to have a medical team visit our village last week. Laura was there to help coordinate. We’re looking forward to hearing all about it on Laura’s return to the US. Here’s a Facebook post with some photos on Vision International’s site.
It was a great Haiti Volleyball Tourney yesterday! Thanks to everyone who participated and/or donated to helping God’s Ministry in Lagonave. Laura and Beno were there! And special thanks to Jessica Fitzgerald who did a fantastic job along with her volunteers! And to Sharon Olwig, the WWT crew and many others who sold raffle tickets. Click here to viewContinue reading Haiti Volleyball Tourney →
Event starts at 10am and the first match is at 11am. STL Sandbar – http://stlsandbar.com/
Happy Summer, We kicked off our 2017 Fundraising campaign. This year, instead of the 5K Run, we’re having a Coed Volleyball Fundraiser September 23. (Thanks Jessica Fitzgerald for leading the charge!) If you’re interested in playing, please visit this page or contact Jessica. We also welcome spectators! In addition, we have our annual Raffle thatContinue reading Annual Fundraiser →
Pastor Donny and his fantastic team completed the new school classrooms and office. It’s amazing how far the school has come in just 5 years. Here are a few photos of the final construction. You can view more here. A look back–Here’s the old structure that was the School and the Church:
Please consider buying raffle tickets to support this year’s annual fundraiser! 100% of the proceeds go to supporting Haiti! Featured Raffle Items: Michael Kors Designer Purse Apple iPad Pro 10.5″ 55 inch-Smart-HDTV Go Pro Camera $100 gift certificates to local St. Louis Restaurants Tickets are $5/each or 5 for $20 and will beContinue reading Annual Fundraiser Raffle Tickets are On Sale →
If you’re interested creating a team and playing in this years “Play for the Island” Volleyball tourney, here’s the volleyball registration form Payment can be made anytime via paypal.me/jessfitz or by clicking the “donate” button. Please be sure to note your team name or names of spectators. Contact Jess Fitzgerald with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org / 314-420-8476
Hello Friends and Family – After a year off, we’re excited to announce the revival of the 3rd Annual “Play for the Island” Coed Sand Volleyball Tournament benefiting God’s Ministry in La Gonave on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at STL Sandbar in Ballwin, MO! Mark your calendars and start getting your team together! *Please noteContinue reading Mark Your Calendar – Play for the Island Volleyball Tourney – September 23 →
Click here for our latest newsletter! Thanks Tiffany Najbart for writing and compiling all of the photos for this edition!
This is fantastic news from Laura: So happy to share that the construction on the school has recommenced! Donald Mobley and his crew are here until the 26th. We are very happy to have them here for Christmas as they have become like family to us. This is being completed with funds raised this yearContinue reading Classroom Construction Continues! →
A special day this year since we’re very much appreciative of all of the donations to support the hurricane relief effort in addition to the school and church. Thank you to all of our supporters and generous donors!
From Laura’s facebook page: I only have these three photos to share with you from yesterday’s goat give away. Many came once night had fallen. My husband said that he didn’t have to tell anyone to smile in these pictures. He said that one woman raised her hands to the Lord and prayed thanksContinue reading Goat Giveaway! Hurricane Recovery Continues →
An update from Laura on her Facebook page. This is fantastic! Hello everyone. Sorry it has taken so long for an update. The Internet hasn’t been working. We have been busier than ever! We made up 350 food bags and 225 seed bags for planting. We gave them out yesterday. The need is a bitContinue reading Food Bags & Seed for Belle Vie & Surrounding Villages →
We’ve had a tremendous outpouring of support from many organization and individuals but I wanted to draw special attention to my fantastic employer, World Wide Technology (WWT). Not only has WWT, as a company, supported our efforts in Haiti but many individuals from WWT have been major contributors and have given generously through the years. It’sContinue reading Thanks to All of the Generous WWTers! →
Received this from Laura and it’s also posted on her Facebook page, where she shares a video of the food supplies they just purchased for the village. It’s over a ton of rice, beans, cooking oil, etc. Received this from Laura where she shares a video of the food supplies they just purchased for theContinue reading Laura Shares a Video! →
An update from Laura’s facebook page: “Well, it has been a long but wonderful day! Thank you so much Beth Beth and Robin for transporting and storing our supplies, helping us buy over one ton of food, feeding us and putting us up for the night! Thank you Kulfan family for the Morning hook up! Thank youContinue reading Your Donations at Work! Thanks! →
Friends, First, we want to thank you for your prayers and support of God’s Ministry in La Gonave. You are our partners in this ministry, and we couldn’t do what we do without your help. We wanted to update you on the situation in La Gonave, Haiti. Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti last Tuesday, bringing strongContinue reading Hurricane Update →
Today’s Update from Laura: The Internet is starting to work again. Ybene has started sending me pictures that he has taken. The pictures are slow coming but even on a good day it is slow. People have already been burying the dead animals. Some of these pictures are from the men working on the roads,Continue reading Assessing the Damage & Rebuilding Roads →
Beno and his associate pastors have been busy assessing the damage to the tiny village of Belle Vie on the Island of La Gonave. So far, they have seen 96 damaged homes and 17 have been completely destroyed. Laura and Colleen, from Gateway Christian Church, are leaving for Port Au Prince (PAP) this Thursday. They willContinue reading Latest Update: 96 Homes Damaged – 17 Destroyed in Belle Vie →
Oct-7th 9:08am – Update from Laura’s Facebook page: “My husband was doing some work at our house this morning and is now gearing up to walk the village again. It was too emotional yesterday for him to take counts. He was comforting and praying with people. Today he will send out a team of peopleContinue reading Hurricane Matthew Hits The Village of Belle Vie & GML – Updated 10-7 →