Steadfast in Multiplication – Year in Review
Coming into this year, the word God brought forth to our organization was MULTIPLY. Looking back over the past twelve months, God was faithful in seeing this to fruition, even in spite of unrest and hardships in Haiti. Here are some of the things God multiplied through us this year:
LAUNCHED a new First 1,000 Days Program
In January 2019, we successfully launched the new program in Maliarette, reaching an entirely new set of communities. We now have 177 families participating in this program in Sylvain and Maliarette, feeding 98,880 plates this year.
OPENED the Sylvain Christian School of Light
In September 2019, we opened the Sylvain Christian School of Light Fundamental School. We now have 78 children in total in our School of Light system, adding a new class for the next eight years.
DISTRIBUTED 145 pregnant goats to families
Through the Husbandry Economic Program, we have distributed 145 pregnant goats, given birth to an estimated 115 additional goats, and performed over 1,000 goat health checks for families, creating a viable income for parents to pay for school.
GRADUATED 125 community leaders
This is a two-year program, representing 20 communities, with 125 adults completing our Servant-Hearted Leadership Program.
Walked with 87 PEOPLE, who gave their lives to Christ, bringing the total to 424 SINCE 2016.
Built or repaired 20 HOMES and installed 30 CEMENT FLOORS to create safer living conditions for 260 individuals.
Provided over 570,240 MEALS at partner schools in the greater-Pignon area.
Gave 97 physically handicapped individuals their mobility back by providing them a Personal Energy Transportation (PET) cart.
Fought and arranged for 5 people to have intensive life and death MEDICAL TREATMENTS, all which have provided positive outcomes to date.
Impacted 198 TRIP PARTICIPANTS from the U.S., helping people understand their story in God’s grand story.
First 1,000 Days staff, Maliarette
“If you ask a Haitian how they are doing…You will hear responses such as, GREAT!, Good, Not too bad, or a shrug of the shoulders along with “Bondye konnen”, which means, GOD KNOWS.”
“THE TIME HAS NOW COME …inviting us to return to humbly serve as we know we are called to do.”
As things have become increasingly difficult with COVID-19 and economic downturns…we need to be the body of Christ now more than ever for each other.