One of the 13 churches in our network is in the city of Port-de-Paix, located on the northern tip of Haiti (see the red cross on the map below). This church has strong pastoral leadership and desire to reach their city. In 2002, they signed a 10-year lease on a building in the heart of the city and have been able to use it as the base for their orphan care as well as ministry of the church.
This month, the church was notified by the owner that he will not allow them to renew their lease on the commercial building. Because Port-de-Paix is a port city, the cost of leasing building in the city is really high and exceptionally rare. The only viable option for the church now is to look for affordable land and build temporary facilities until a more permanent construction project can take place.
I talked to our network leaders in Haiti, and they have a piece of land they hope to purchase for $2,000, and from there, they hope to put up temporary facilities to house public gatherings and meetings. Because of the economy and the high percentage of unemployment, the possibility of the church coming up with the money is nearly impossible on their own.
That is why I’m bringing this before you here.
The church in Port-de-Paix has asked their people to give sacrificially to help with the acquisition of land, and they have received approximately $250 in US dollars. As you can see, they need our help. We would like to help cover the remaining cost of purchasing the land and getting temporary facilities for the church (likely large tents) so that they could continue to meet corporately and ministry in the community.
If you would like to contribute to this need, you can click on our donate page and give through PayPal directly to the network Haiti fund. 100% of the funds will go to this particular need. If you have any questions or would like to mail a check directly, please contact me at timmybrister[at]gmail.com.
Please help us spread the word about the needs we have in Haiti! Thank you for considering this urgent request, and I hope to keep you updated on how God is working to meet these needs!
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