Marv and Cathy DeVisser, Spring Arbor FMC, MI, along with Eric Perry, Battle Creek FMC, MI, travel to Haiti to work with a goat project Oct. 27 to Nov. 3.
Willie Kirchhofer is leading a discipleship training team of seven from Crossroads FMC, Clifton, NJ, to Haiti, Oct. 28 to Nov. 2. The team will work with Dr. Dan Snyder at the Dessalines Hospital. They will hold chapel services and visit patients, as well as conduct workshops for hospital staff.
Annual conferences of the Haitian FMC will be convened at various times through the months of October, November and December. Pray conference participants will have discernment and business, and conference elections will run smoothly. Pray for both Rick Ireland and Bishop David Roller who will be attending.
The CrossRoads Community Church of Ottawa Lake, MI, is sending a VISA team of 11 teens and adults to Haiti from July 24-31. Youth Pastor Jake Sinkovitz is the team leader for this group which will minister at the Haiti Providence University site.
Linda, Kevin and Emily Kate from Cornerstone FMC in Akron, Ohio, are in Haiti to drill wells. Emily and Linda will be there July 23 to 30, and Kevin will stay on until August 21.
Larry Judy, Island FMC, Sumner, IL, and Phillip Beemer, Spring Arbor FMC, MI, travel to Haiti June 27 to July 5. They will be involved with construction on the FOHO building and preparing work projects for future teams.
A team of 14 youth and five sponsors from the McPherson FMC, KS, will minister at Haiti Providence University, June 5 to 12. The team, under the leadership of Zach Fleming, will construct a basketball court, which will serve university students, as well as youth from a nearby town.
Edgewood FMC, Rochester, NY, is sending a team of 13 to Haiti Feb. 7-14. All but two of the team members were part of a November team which worked on the same school in Jessome, and now they are returning to finish the project. Keith Snyder is the team leader.
The Coldwater FMC, MI, is returning to Haiti with a six-member team to continue construction on the vision/dental clinic building. Rev. Nelson Brandymore is the team leader.
A construction team of 12 from the Spring Arbor FMC, MI, under the leadership of Matt Hurt, will minister in Haiti Feb. 2 to 12.
Yesterday, Mon., Jan. 16, was the opening of Haiti Providence University, a Christian university located near the capital, Port-au-Prince. The university offers liberal arts undergraduate degrees in education, business, theology and nursing. Construction on the first building began in December 2010, less than a year after the earthquake that left many Haitians homeless. Pray for university president/rector Jean Marc Zamor (a Free Methodist), the more than 50 university students enrolled, and instructors desiring to apply biblical principles to their lives.
A 13-member team leaves today, Jan. 17, for Haiti. This Wabash Conference/FOHO (Friends of Haiti Organization) team, under the leadership of Dan Dennis, will be involved with school construction.
Teams: Keith Snyder of the Edgewood FMC, Rochester, NY, and 15 others will celebrate Thanksgiving Day in Haiti this year. This team will construct a new school in Jessome, Nov. 20 to 28. Edgewood FMC has been involved in all phases of the project, from preliminary-site planning to the school design and now the construction of the building.