Ask and You Shall Receive

By Hilarie Rath “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Matthew 7:7 What beautiful words for all of us to trust! Yet sometimes doors close, and when that happens, it’s important to see the new door and give it a pull. … [Read more…]

December 2020 Goat Report

In addition to the monthly routine visits to the chapel communities involved in the goat program, Brevil made a few more visits related to health issues of the goats: two additional visits to take care of sick goats in Desvarieux, two additional visits in Noyau and one in Boyer for a special meeting with participants … [Read more…]

November 2020 Goat Report

In November 2020, there were follow-up visits to the chapel communities. We discussed the necessity for the local committees of each group to run the program as a community business within their chapel community and beyond. The goat program is an effort on the part of the parish to assist the chapel communities economically, and … [Read more…]

August 2020 Goat Report

This month in Haiti: There were four emergency visits to Feja. Some of their goats had severe diarrhea. Open discussions occurred with goat farmers on best practices to feed their goats when food is less available   Goat farmers were reminded of the importance of goat shelter especially during the rainy season. We discussed with … [Read more…]

August 2020 Community Development Report

Updates from Vivaldie W. Marseille Girls’ Empowerment Group in Mirebalais: On August 5,2020, we had a training session with the Girls’ Empowerment on the topic of understanding friendliness. Indeed, we have defined the conviviality which is the existing relationship between the individuals of a community. We have seen the importance of conviviality in human development. … [Read more…]

Donations needed!

Starvation and COVID 19 has swept the country already ravaged by natural disasters and disease. Fr. Romel, the Pastor of Saint Louis Parish in Mirebalais, Haiti, sent us a brief update: Brothers and sisters,I want to greet you in the name of Christ our Lord! My parish, in Mirebalais, has a very large number of … [Read more…]

June 2020 Goat Report

This month we visited with all goat farmers of the program in their respective communities. We worked on recruitment of new members, the payback process and addressed participants who have finished paying their debt towards the program. Medication for goats was provided in the communities of Desvarieux and Boyer. Most participants contributed a small fee … [Read more…]

April 2020 Community Development Report

With the pandemic which is rife in the world. we in Haiti are not spared. For more than a month, the government had decreed a state of health emergency in the country. The churches and schools remain closed. We are working with people to be cautions and vigilant. “The disease exists. it is in the … [Read more…]

March/April 2020 Goat Report

Goat activities for the second half of March 2020, were significantly slowed down by the coronavirus. We begin our quarterly vaccination campaign on February 15th 2020 for the goats. We did cover three out of the five villages that we serve: Desvarieux, Noyau and Feja, until we were forced us to stop visiting with our … [Read more…]

Letter from Fr. Romel

Good afternoon all! The COVID-19 is in Haiti since two days ago. Let us pray one for another.  The pandemic is real. We Christians have to pray that the Spirit of the Lord will accompany the health experts so that the effective medication to treat this generalized illness is quickly found.  In the Haitian church, … [Read more…]