Haiti Volleyball Tourney

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 view a bunch of photos that I shot.

Congrats to our Grand Prize Raffle Winners!

  • Twisted Tree $100 Gift Card – Bruce Potter
  • Kreis’ Restaraunt $100 Gift Card – Bill Olwig, Jr.
  • Annie Gunn $100 Gift Card – Carol Harting
  • Samsung TV – Jeremy Pekarek
  • iPad – George Schaub
  • GoPro Camera – Jeanette Gutermuth
  • Woman’s Purse – Bill Owen



Annual Fundraiser

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 that you can buy tickets from me or Sharon (sharonolwig@yahoo.com) or at WWT: Mary Mills or Jessica Fitzgerald.  This year has some great prizes including Big Screen TV, Designer Purse, the latest iPad, Dinner Certificates and more. (You don’t need to be present to win.)

If you’d just like to make a contribution, you can donate on-line here or write a check to God’s Ministry in La Gonave.  Mailing address: 111 South Spoede Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141  (GML is a 501c3, all donations are tax deductible)

It’s truly been an amazing half dozen years! Through your generous donations we have:

  • built a school
  • added new classrooms and school office in 2017
  • built and installed a large cistern for clean drinking water for the schoolchildren and villagers;
  • built a wonderful multi-purpose church
  • provided Hurricane Matthew relief to the villages in and around Belle Vie, and
  • established a daily hot-lunch program in conjunction with Feed My Starving Children.

We’re definitely making an impact on the village of Belle Vie including helping over 200 grade school children each year gain an education and to build a better life for themselves and their families. Some photos of the school children and villagers: https://goo.gl/photos/7aG6uJcF4ZKBFTDQA

Thanks in advance for all of your generous donations and please keep Haiti and the tiny village of Belle Vie on the Island of La Gonave in your thoughts and prayers!

New Classrooms & School Office

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:

Temporary Ebenezer SchoolSchool and Church

Annual Fundraiser Raffle Tickets are On Sale

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 be available on site at the Tourney or through Sharon Olwig at sharonolwig@yahoo.com   World Wide employees can contact Mary Mills or Jessica Fitzgerald for tickets.

Make Checks Payable to: God’s Ministry in La Gonave, Inc.

Mailing Address: Sharon Olwig, 111 S. Spoede Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141

wwt small horizontal logoSpecial Thanks to World Wide Technology for their generous support of our Annual Fundraiser and Raffle.  

Mark Your Calendar – Play for the Island Volleyball Tourney – September 23

Hello Friends and Family –

Holy Hitters - Champions
Holy Hitters – 2015 Champions!

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 note this event will take place of the 5k this year so this is your chance to win the BIG raffle prizes!

Sign up an entire squad or join us for raffles and attendance prizes (lunch and drinks!) as a spectator. It’s sure to be a good time! See attached flyer for all the details!

Check out the website for more information on God’s Ministry in La Gonave: https://godsministryinlagonave.org/

If you are interested joining the planning committee, please let me know! We’ll be looking for folks to assist on the day of the event, as well! (Specifically, we need volunteer referees, so if you’ve got any teenagers looking for service hours or anyone else who wants to have fun while supporting this great organization, please let me know!)

More information on raffles, tournament structure, etc. to come!

Tell your friends! Here’s a brochure to download: Haiti Volleyball Tournament Flyer-2017 – revG