October Letter

Dear Friends,
You and I know that Haiti is a nation of political instability. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. The entire country of Haiti is being threatened by gang violence. Haiti’s President Jovinel Moïse was assassinated by Colombian mercenaries this year. And now thousands of Haitian refugees have fled to the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping for a better life in the U.S., only to be sent back to their country in despair. What are they supposed to do now?
It is in the midst of all of this chaos and despair that HOPE in Haiti partners with you in making a change. HIH continues to work with Pastor Louinet Gilles, supporting three schools in the hopes that children will gain an education and be able to better their lives and those of their families. We provide jobs for over 80 people; administrators, teachers, cooks, janitors, and much more. We are privileged to work alongside our friends. We are so humbled by their perseverance and their strong faith. We are more than thankful for you and your continued faithfulness to these people! School began Monday, October 4th.  Originally it was to open in September, but after the August earthquake in southern Haiti, the beginning of school was postponed a months the  unsettled nation tries to find its bearings once more. With your continued help Pastor Louinet was able to buy books for all three schools. I can imagine the excitement that first day with new uniforms, new books, backpacks and school supplies. Children walking down the dusty roads laughing and talking as they meet their friends on their way to school to begin a new year. 

The entire 9th grade passed their tests last July so that they are able to move forward into their secondary education. This is a huge percentage. More often, most children drop out before this grade because of financial reasons or pressure to help at home or in the fields.
Thank you all for hearts that are big enough to include these children and to prayerfully and financially help. Thank you for giving them hope for a better future. Hope in Haiti could not exist without you. 
“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream, it does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8
 With grateful hearts,
-Dixie and the team

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