Keep 150 Haitian students in school
In February, a group of Americans from two different churches and denominations joined together on a short-term mission trip to Haiti. Once in Haiti, part of their carefully planned itinerary was changed due to a scheduling conflict with a school they were supposed to visit. Instead, they were asked to visit a different school.
This school was quite primitive. Half of the “classrooms” are simply tin roofs with chalkboards and tarp walls with rocky dirt floors. One hundred and fifty of the poorest children in the neighborhood attend this school. Due to increasing rent, half of the teachers had to be let go. Now the classes are combined, and half of the classroom spaces are quite crowded while the other spaces stand empty.
The landlords want to sell the property. The school will have to close this June if they cannot purchase the property, which they cannot afford. After returning from Haiti, several teammembers felt compelled to try and help these students and this school to stay open. We need your help in raising $40,000 in just a short period of time to help save this school! We know our God is bigger than this, and He is in control. We trust He will provide. After discussions with OM (Operation Mobilization), plans are underway to try to raise funds for OM Haiti to buy this property. OM Haiti can build an office on part of the property and allow the school to continue. The OM ship, Logos Hope, is scheduled to visit Haiti in 2017. If the property is purchased, there are plans for teams from the ship to do some construction improvements at this school!
How to make a donation:
Christ Presbyterian Church is currently collecting pledges for this Haitian school property. Please mail or email CPC of your pledge.
Christ Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 1055 Sharpsburg, GA 30277
CPC will notify you when the property purchase details have been solidified by OM and how to make a tax-deductible donation.