In the early morning they are there watching over the first rustling of life. In the heat of the day they stand enforcing structure. In the deep night, they remain aware as the rest of the world sleeps. The Many Hands Security Department provides 24/7 security for our campus in Sylvain, Haiti. These men are dedicated to helping the campus run smoothly while maintaining a safe environment for everyone who enters our gates. Meet the team by reading a short description of each member below!

Abner (Kalot) Alexis 

Years of service: 4.5 yrs

Role: Head of Security

Family: Married with 10 sons

Lives: In Sylvain

Favorite verse: Lamentations 1:2, “‘Vanities of vanities,’ says the Preacher; ‘Vanities of vanities, all is vanity.’”  Kalot says, “This verse reminds me that whether you are a rich man or a poor man, you will return to the earth as dust. The important thing is where you will spend eternity.”

Comment from Kalot: “The thing I appreciate about my work is the love and respect Many Hands has for their people. Thats why I really really love my work here; because they have a lot of respect and love for us in both how they treat people and how they speak to people. Because my own boss speaks well to me, loves and respects me, and doesn’t mistreat me, that helps me to do the same for my co-workers and the people who are working under me.”

Hermeau Alexis

Years of service: 4.5 yrs

Role: Night Guard and Grounds Maintenance

Family: Married with 5 children

Lives: In Sylvain

Favorite verse: Romans 8:31, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Comment from Hermeau: “We have a good team here. When visitors come and go to sleep, you don’t need to worry about anything because we are here and we care for you same as for our own families.” 

Albert Pierre

Years of service: 3 yrs

Role: Night Guard and Grounds Maintenance

Family: Life partner and has 4 children

Lives: Born and raised in Sylvain

Favorite verse: Exodus 14:14, “The Lord will fight for you and you shall hold your peace.”

Comment from Alber: “When you have work, you are a soldier and it is your job to do the work. Every job has difficulties but when you accept work, you first look at the conditions of the work. If they are too hard for you, then you don’t accept the work. Otherwise, you do what you were hired to do. I love my job; if I didn’t, then I wouldn’t be here.” 

Wilson Pierre

Years of service: 3 yrs

Role: Weekday gate guard

Family: Married with 6 children and 2 grandkids

Lives: In Crepapie

Favorite verse: John 4:24, “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Comment from Wilson: “The difficult thing about my job is when people come to the gate and want to come in but they don’t have permission to enter; I have to stand my ground and tell them that they can’t come in. Even if they get frustrated, I hold to the principle that’s been set.” 

These are the men that often go unseen but they are not unappreciated! Many Hands is thankful for each one of them and the dedication they show in their work of keeping our teams, staff, program participants, and school children safe. Thank you, Security Team, for all of your hard work!

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