Ansamn ansamn, nou pi fo! Together, together we are stronger. Haitian Proverb

2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE: ENDURING VALUE

July 28th – 30th

ALPHARETTA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

180 Academy Street • Alpharetta, GA 30309

We are excited to be drawing closer to the 2022 Annual Conference!  This year it will be hosted by our partner church, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church in Alpharetta, GA. 
It has been a year of many challenges for our Haitian friends; in spite of these challenges, once again, much has been achieved.  For the past 31 years, La Gonave Haiti Partners has worked in collaboration with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and the priests of St. Francis Parish on la Gonave island. Together we make a truly remarkable partnership!
Our focus this year is on harnessing the significant efforts of the past 31 years and exploring how these are shaping the future.  An inaugural gathering of partners interested in learning about the Legacy Fund will be held on Thursday evening, July 28th with the opening of the conference beginning Friday morning, July 29th.  We hope you will consider registering for both.
For information on the conference agenda and registration, please click on the links below.  We look forward to seeing you in Alpharetta!

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

TO REGISTER …

Online Registration and payment via credit care, please click here.

To Register and mail a check for payment, please use this link.

Travel & Accommodations…

Closest Airport: Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta, GA
Hotel Room Block Options (available until June 30)
DoubleTree by Hilton Alpharetta Windward ($107 per night, includes breakfast) To book a room, please click here. 
Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Alpharetta/Avalon Area ($159 per night). To book a room, please click here or call 1-800-321-2211 and request the La Gonâve Haiti Partners room block.
Walkable hotel to the host church, The Hamilton.  There is no group pricing available for this hotel. 

 

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With your prayers and generous support, students in La Gonave are attending classes. Enjoy the recent pictures of students sent from the island. There’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope – that together we can do extraordinary things. Join us on #GivingTuesdaywww.facebook.com/donate/701285911380526/8317604334981002/ ... See MoreSee Less
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O God, in whose hope, we find hope; in whose peace, we find peace; in whose joy, we find joy, we come before you with thanksgiving. When others fail us, You do not. When others refuse to come to our aid, You draw near. When others would do us harm, You surround us with your love. In you, O God, we give thanks and especially this day, we give thanks for your people of La Gonave. Stand with them when the ground beneath them feels uncertain. Stand beside them when adversity threatens to overcome them. Whisper your words of grace to them, so they never doubt that you will never let them go. O God, we give thanks for all your children in Haiti and for your everlasting promise of peace. In the name of Christ, we pray.AMEN. Ô Dieu, dans l'espérance duquel nous trouvons l'espérance ; dans la paix de qui, nous trouvons la paix ; dans la joie duquel nous trouvons la joie, nous venons devant toi avec action de grâces. Quand les autres nous échouent, vous ne le faites pas. Quand d'autres refusent de nous venir en aide, Tu t'approches. Quand les autres voudraient nous faire du mal, Tu nous entoures de ton amour. En toi, ô Dieu, nous rendons grâce et surtout en ce jour, nous rendons grâce pour ton peuple de La Gonâve. Tenez-vous avec eux lorsque le sol sous eux semble incertain. Tenez-vous à leurs côtés lorsque l'adversité menace de les vaincre. Murmurez-leur vos paroles de grâce, afin qu'ils ne doutent jamais que vous ne les laisserez jamais partir. Ô Dieu, nous rendons grâce pour tous tes enfants en Haïti et pour ta promesse éternelle de paix. Au nom du Christ, nous prions. AMEN.#GivingTuesday ... See MoreSee Less
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A Thanksgiving Message from La Gonave:We thank all of you who are part of the partnership program for the joint efforts so that our children can find something to feed themselves by educating, as is the case for many countries.May God continue to bless each of you!With Gratitude, Claude Valdemar from Pere Vil Jean Madoche. La Gonave - Haiti#GivingTuesday ... See MoreSee Less
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We live in a country where life is easy. We can go to our favorite coffee shop and enjoy expensive coffee to start our day. Better yet, we can take the day off and stroll beside the river or a long walk in the woods. As Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday approaches this week in the States, we look back at this past year in amazement at what the Lord has done in our lives. Our friends in Haiti are trying to make it through the daily challenges of just surviving. Please consider giving to Emergency Relief on La Gonave this Tuesday – funds raised will cover costly medical supplies and other needs on the island. Supplies are dwindling and costs are rising. Significant increases are expected in 2023. You can help! #GivingTuesday ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

La Gonave Haiti Partners
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Oh Lord, thank you for the wonderful partners we have on La Gonave island and thanks for their resolve, their energy and their hope for the future. And may we be true partners in enabling them to flourish and enjoy the lives they so richly deserve. ... See MoreSee Less
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A Prayer from Shallowford Presbertian Church for our partners on La Gonave:Be with our extraordinary Haitian partners on La Gonave island. Please give them the education, the food, the economic opportunities and the health care they need to overcome the challenges they face every day. Help us to provide the hope they need as they bring about a better day for their families and their country. ... See MoreSee Less
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A prayer for Haiti from First Presbyterian Church, Fernandina Beach FL:PRAY FOR HAITI"Many inhabitants on the island will soon die of hunger" – declared a mayor on La Gonāve, where our Haitian partners live. A container of food remains stuck at the mainland capital's port. Fuel and electricity shortages, civil unrest, and a telecoms blackout have isolated our friends, making it impossible for us to provide any physical help. Your prayers are critically needed – for God's grace to rescue our friends from this misery and guide them back to peace. We trust that our merciful Lord hears us, and will act. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

La Gonave Haiti Partners
Looking ahead with incoming Board Chair Bob Scarr. #lagonave #lagonavehaitipartners ... See MoreSee Less
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Annual Conference Day 2 at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church #lagonave #lagonavehaitipartners ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Day 1 of the Annual Conference at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church. ... See MoreSee Less
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Kicking off the Annual Conference with the Board Meeting at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church . ... See MoreSee Less
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A Time of Celebration!—The Opening of new Ste. Marthe and Ste Marie Middle School! The newest school in the St. Francis Parish and the first rural middle school—student registration starts in July!!Join us at our Annual Conference, July 29th and 30th, in Alpharetta, GA to learn more about this exciting initiative!! More details and registration info can be found at: lagonavepartners.org/2022-conference/ ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

La Gonave Haiti Partners
Check out our March Newsletter: mailchi.mp/56562ce312f5/lghp-march-newsletter ... See MoreSee Less
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School lunches have arrived at St. Francis! 2000 meals are served each school day! ... See MoreSee Less
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La Gonave Haiti Partners celebrates Ticotelette Feast Day. Our partners in the US are sending love and prayers to all of our partners in Haiti. ... See MoreSee Less
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Christmas greetings to the beloved brothers and sisters, members and friends of LGHP. Dear brothers and sisters and friends, Christmas is a special time to wish happy holidays and a happy new year to those who are dear to us. It is one of the magical and wonderful times to express our gratitude toward all those who have done good things for us. Aware of your love for the people of La Gonâve and the impact of your ministry in their life, I would like on their behalf, in this special season of rejoicing, to say THANK YOU and wish to all our sister churches, every one of you, your families, and all our friends and benefactors --- a blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2022 full of happiness. Beloved brothers and sisters, know that you give meaning to our life; you are part of our life. Where we feel abandoned by the leaders of our own country, particularly on this seemingly abandoned island that is la Gonâve; where we feel alone with the challenges of daily life, you always show yourselves available to us, as sisters and brothers in the Lord. Because of you, all the ten (10) existing schools in the partnership still providing good education and the employees are monthly and regularly paid. A new school, a middle school, is under construction in Palma and we are making great progress with hope its doors will open the coming summer. The Bill Rice clinic provides health care service in Nouvelle Cite and through mobile clinics in the remote areas too. Other activities or programs such adult literacy, goat, microcredit…...are also operational. Thousands of families survive because of you. Thank you for all of this and for all the gestures of love you have shown towards us. God bless you and Merry Christmas to all of you! Your brother,Père Vil,La Gonâve,December 16th, 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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Despite distance and separation our friends on La Gonâve are in our hearts and on our minds. www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXUJlIyBe6Y Help us help our partners by donating to our fundraiser: www.facebook.com/donate/593464495241657/ ... See MoreSee Less
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To all of you beloved brothers and sisters,Dear Partners,On this Thanksgiving Day, I give thanks to God for his blessings in your life and for all that he has accomplished in the life of the United States, your wonderful country. Through your ministry to us in la Gonâve, you as partners, show the way of God's love. You are good people. Rejoice and be glad all on this blessed occasion of thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving Day. May God bless you all !!!!your brother, P. Vil.La Gonâve. ... See MoreSee Less
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LGHP believes that every person deserves a chance for a good life. Consider a donation to our GivingTuesday campaign to help our partners in La Gonave. www.facebook.com/donate/593464495241657/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Join La Gonave Haiti Partners as we celebrate Giving Tuesday. November is a month to reflect on being thankful and on ways we can share our gifts and resources with others. GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity that will take place on November 30, 2021. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during GivingTuesday⁠⁠—whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to a cause—everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts. When so much attention is given to what divides us, generosity brings people together across races, faiths, and political views. For our brothers and sisters in Haiti, this is an especially difficult time. The political instability and violence, scarcity of resources, and natural disasters are causing our friends on the island of la Gonave to experience extreme food insecurities and limited access to other basic needs. Pere Vil is asking for our help to assist families who are experiencing the greatest hardships. La Gonave Haiti Partners asks that you consider supporting our Haitian friends during the month of November and in particular on Giving Tuesday, November 30.www.facebook.com/donate/593464495241657/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Reflection on St. Simon & St. Jude, Platon Balai"What can possibly happen to make life better for the community here?" That is a question I have asked myself and the Good Lord every time I have visited the very remote village of Platon Balai, which is home to St. Simon & St. Jude, the farthest-flung Episcopal church on La Gonâve and our (St. Andrew's Anglican, Little Rock, AR) sister church.The village is so remote and so poor that even our Haitian colleagues in Anse-a-Galets are stumped by this question.There are no easy answers and there are plenty of obstacles, but I believe there is also great reason for hope.One of my favorite memories of a trip to Platon Balai took place in March 2013, when a team from St. Andrew's went out to help Boss Therlange and a local crew of workers to get started on putting gutters on the church building after the local community told us that building a large cistern was a very high priority for them because the closest water source was an hour's walk away to Gros Mangles. We asked the community what they could contribute to this important project. Père Soner, Père Vil's predecessor, had observed that "God had blessed Platon Balai with a lot of rocks!" and the community said they couldn't contribute financially, but they could certainly gather some of those blessed rocks. Early one morning, as our team slept on floors in the church and school, we were awakened by the sound of many footsteps and looked out to find that the whole community, from very young to very old, had come out to gather rocks. We scrambled out to join them, and by noon the industrious crowd had gathered two large piles of stones, enough for a great start to build the much-needed cistern. By God's grace, some large anonymous donations allowed St. Andrew's to send the funds to complete the construction, and by the time I returned to celebrate the Feast Day of Sts. Simon and Jude in October 2013, it had become a reality.But the work started with the community and their willingness to contribute what they could. I still have no easy answers for Platon Balai, but I see in that community the willingness and grit to work together toward important goals. Sometimes, God blesses you with a lot of rocks, and you just have to find a way, with His help, to move them. ... See MoreSee Less
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Oct. 22, 2021Dear Partners,It is with great sadness that we hear of the horrific kidnapping of the 17 missionaries this past week north of Port-au-Prince. We pray for their safety and quick return to their families in the U.S. and Canada. I have been in communication with Pere Vil, the priest in charge of the St. Francois d’Assise Episcopal Parish on la Gonâve over the past several days and would like to share some of these conversations with you below.Brothers and Sisters, Life in Haiti today is a miracle…Because of the increasing insecurity, people on la Gonâve and over the country are not comfortable doing business now. Cases of abduction are daily reported; no one is spared and the kidnappers do not consider anyone’s social status. We must have courage to go to the mainland, to travel the national roads to buy products and come and sell them here in la Gonâve. Here there is no violence politics and insecurity. But, these situations have a negative impact on the daily life; they bring up prices in the market. And we suffer a lot from it in la Gonâve Life does not end, however. We must adjust the sails and continue to live. I really appreciate your prayers and worry about our safety. They make me stronger. Thanking God about you!!!Pere Jean Madoche VilLet us continue to pray for Pere Vil and our many friends and colleagues on la Gonâve. Jennell CharlesChair, Board of DirectorsLa Gonâve Haiti Partners ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know this week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week? Were you aware that La Gonâve Haiti Partners has established a Legacy Fund. This quasi-endowment fund will provide resources year after year to advance the mission of LGHP and meet the future needs of its ministries. To To donate online or to find out more, visit www.lagonavepartners.org and select the “Legacy Fund” campaign from the “Donate Now” menu. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thinking about and praying for the community of St. Francis as they celebrate the feast day of St. Francis. ... See MoreSee Less
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