Haiti Mission Trip January 2019
Dan Bare, John Hartford and Pastor Brad Martin went on the trip to Haiti. The main purpose was to visit Pastor Raybrun and visit with the congregation he leads as well as see the site of the proposed new church.
We have a group of dedicated Christians who have been raising funds to support both ongoing ministries with Pastor Raybrun and work towards purchasing land to build a new church. Pastor Raybrun is serving a rural area (Miragoane) far from any other church. The drive from Port-Au-Prince to Grand Goave is almost 2 hours, much of it on gravel roads. From there to church across Lake Miragoane is another long trek by tap tap, motorbike, a pole boat across a lake, then a hike along a trail into the hills.
The current church is an open-air structure, much like a park picnic bench shelter in the U.S. It is on rented land and is not permanent. There are no toilet facilities. Previous support has allowed them to put a metal roof on it and low walls part way up on the sides. Other things our support has provided over the last two years include shoes, supplies, clothes, school enrollment fees, Proclaimer radios, support for pastor Raybrun, and more. Currently we are raising funds to purchase land and build a church. The long term goal is to establish a self-sustaining business to support the church and its people. We do have a designated fund at the church. In addition, the local nonprofit, Agape Missions Worldwide is working with the Haiti steering commit