I have been involved with Jesus in Haiti Ministries since 2007 , initially as a volunteer and later as a board member. It has been a wonderful experience to come to know the dedicated staff both Haitian and American , who labor diligently to serve the poor and underserved in the area of Source Matelas . Grace Emmanuel School has grown from a modest beginning of serving about a dozen children to currently serving 350 students. The children receive a good education, spiritual guidance, personal attention , and a nutritional hot meal each day. Seeing children who may not have been able to attend school were it not for the presence of Grace Emmanual School, advance in their education , develop good moral values and be stregthend in faith and body has been a temendous joy and blessing in my personal life.
I have been so impressed with Jesus in Haiti Ministries! After traveling to Haiti with this organization numerous times it is clear to me that what sets them apart is their relationships with locals and connecting these relationships internationally. Whether it is visiting sponser students, sitting in a Victory Bible Church service, on a short term mission trip with my church, visiting Grace Emmanuel School, or raising support stateside, I have been able to see how Jesus in Haiti Ministries strives to honor God and bring him glory in Haiti.
I have been traveling to Haiti with JiHM for almost 10 years now. My daughter and I took our first trip in November 2007. The trip was life changing for both of us. I had been on missions trips before, but something was different this time. I become very involved in the ministry serving as a board member, organizing mission trips, working on the child sponsorship program, visiting children through the sponsorship program, and also working with partners to build a school for the approximately 350 children that are now enrolled. My daughter serves as a missionary with JiHM and is completing her fourth year in Haiti this year. I love how JiHM values the people of Haiti and how nationals and missionaries work to serve the Haitian people as best they can without taking away the person's dignity. I would highly recommend a visit to this organization. What makes JiHM so special is that the people involved have such a heart for God and the Haitian people. This includes the Haitians that work and serve in Haiti and the Americans both in Haiti and in the U.S.
Our church, Becker Evangelical Free Church in Minnesota, has been partnering with JIHM for the past year. 100% of donations are going directly to the people in Haiti. Tom Osbeck is making a difference in the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of people. Google this organization to read his daily blogs and see for yourself.