POWERFUL MESSAGE OF GOOD NEWS FROM LA GONÂVE, HAITI DELIVERED AT 2021 CONFERENCE
Year 2020-2021 has been daunting and created the necessity for shifts in priorities and program activities. In spite of the challenges—or perhaps because of the challenges—many things were accomplished. Over 1800 children were enrolled in the schools, more than ever before. Healthcare services continued with more than 10,000 patient visits and mobile maternal outreach clinics were conducted in some of the most remote communities. The microfinance program was expanded to include more families and a new community. Roofing was completed on a worship pavilion; a new kitchen was built; and renovations were made to several schools with others receiving newly constructed desks and chairs. In addition, construction is underway at the new Ste. Marthe and Ste. Marie Middle School in Palma. The largest of three classroom buildings has been completed, with construction of the cistern, latrines, and kitchen ongoing. The target date for opening is September 2022!