The De Ruiters
Administration and Management in Haiti
Called to Haiti as servant-hearted leaders, committed to doing the Lord’s work.
Darryl and Shelly De Ruiter bring decades of experience to their roles in Haiti. Darryl has a high level of expertise in education, holding administration, coaching, and teaching roles. Shelly brings 26 years of physical therapy expertise, along with experience in spiritual development, having completed several classes in the Spiritual Director program through the Dominican Center in Grand Rapids. Darryl will have an administrative role, managing all programs in the areas of Education, Leadership Development, and Agronomy. He will also focus on staff development. Shelly will provide much-needed support through staff mentoring, prayer ministry (with staff, visiting teams, and Haitian communities), the development of staff and community Bible Study groups, and the support of leadership in-country. Darryl says: “This will not be easy work. Haiti is hard, and Haiti is a dark place spiritually. It is a place of great chaos. We need lots of prayers and lots of encouragement as we begin a new calling that we believe God has ordained and has prepared and equipped us for.”
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Darryl and Shelly could not walk in obedience to God’s call on their life without you. Your financial gift is an investment in God’s Kingdom and in the De Ruiters. You are enabling and encouraging them to continue to continue the daily work God has called them to do in Haiti. Simply click the button below and fill out your information. Please know that they are grateful for every gift, however big or small.
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We are still here in Sylvain educating the next generation of Haitians, and we are excited for the year to come. In the 2021-2022 School year, we were proud to graduate all 124 students. 100% of our preschool and primary students passed their exams and moved to the next grade!
Magen Andrasko shares what was going through her mind as she attended the dedication of a new safe home in Haiti.
Laura Nicholson, IMPACT Manager for Many Hands, shares how she saw Haiti with fresh eyes on her most recent trip to Haiti.