Crossroads group ministers in Haiti

A 12 member team from Crossroads Church of Monticello recently returned from a week-long trip to serve at God’s Littlest Angels (GLA) Haitian Baby Ministry near Fort Jacques, Haiti. The Crossroads team focused on framing walls for the upper level of the guest house. Upon its completion, future mission teams will be able to stay together at the guest house on site.

The Crossroads team also helped finish drywall, painted, moved construction lumber, and sorted and organized children’s clothing, shoes and medical supplies among many other various tasks. Highlights of the week included having VBS with the school age children, playing with the babies, and being the first group to hold worship on the newly constructed balcony of the guest house which overlooks Port-au-Prince.

God’s Littlest Angels (GLA) is an orphanage and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit near Fort Jacques serving the infants and children of Haiti. The majority of children brought to the orphanage are between the ages of newborn and eight years old. GLA also offers short term assistance to children needing a place to stay due to ill health or death of a parent but who are not up for adoption. These children will return to their biological families once their circumstances improve. Some children who cannot return to their biological families are waiting for adoptive parents. GLA has also implemented a school sponsorship program for children in the community unable to attend school due to the lack of funds.

There are 4 million children in Haiti under the age of 18 and only 1 in 3 children attend school in Haiti, as there is no public school system. The cost of sending one child to a private school in Haiti is upwards of $700 in a country where the average income is only a few hundred dollars per year. Sponsors from the US, Canada & Europe provide donations to help sponsor these children to enable them to go to school. For more information or to donate to GLA, go to www.glahaiti.org.


 

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