we have been trying to purchase a plot of ground for growing a variety of produce for the orphanage children to get a more balanced diet. The Land Deal closed, the children helped plant the garden and as you can see it's growing .... they will be able to get 3-4 crops a year from this plot, and they should have excess to even sell some to help with expenses.
Gonaives Church under construction.
The first level of the new church building for the Gonaives Church is underway, it will be a 2 story building so we have a ways to go to get this finished.
The average Haitian income today in US dollars is $350 per year. That will hardly sustain life and surely not as we in America would know it on less than $1 a day.
Public Education is not available and is not considered a right nor a priority. Although many families desire education for their children, when your looking for bread, rice and beans to feed your family, education has a lower priority. It is this environment that Luc Joesph was raised. In 1975 thru 1978 he received a basic education, and 1997 thru 2000 Luc was able to go to advanced studies and college in Gonaives Haiti. This set him on a course that has brought him from that small village in the middle of a rice field, to his present position with World Renewal International - Haiti as President. He partners with 9 churches helping them impact the world for Jesus Christ.
In the USA we have been blessed by freedom that much of the world does not know. Haiti is a country that was dedicated to Satan in the 1800’s and prior to his removal as Haiti's President, Aristide had vowed that he would rededicate the country of Haiti to Satan on the 200th anniversary of the event in 2004. However God had another plan and removed him before this could take place.
It is coming from these humble beginnings that Luc Joseph sees the needs of his people, knowing they need education to fair well in a world that is no longer bound by borders. Most importantly he understands that people. young or old must have a relationship with Jesus Christ. If not, they will not fair well, no matter what their economic station nor position. With those things at the forefront of his ministry he has joined together with World Renewal International to plant churches, educated Pastors and Church leaders in the country of Haiti and around the world.
As I write this first posting today and look back at the years I have been associated with Luc Joseph, about 10 years as of 2005. The ministry that is presently focused in North and North Central Haiti I feel blessed to have been called by God to minister with Him.
At present Luc and World Renewal are working with 12 churches and presently have an Orphanage in Gonaive Haiti as of Nov. 2013
Max Wright World Renewal International – US Representative -Haiti