Get in the Boat

Excerpts from the sermon – Get in the Boat Matthew 14: 22-33 Most of the time when we go to LaGonave, we take the Jesus boat. We call it the Jesus boat because we’re pretty sure that the disciples sent it to Haiti when they were finished with it. The only difference is today instead more »

Preparing for Mission Trip

What people may not realize is it takes a lot of preparation for a mission trip. We have a team that will be heading to Haiti on March 22 and everyone is already busy. Because there is no postal service, we try to bring as much as we can in our luggage. Everyone tries to more »

Haiti Children Christmas 2014

A quick update on the Haiti Children Christmas this year. About 850 children were given a meal and a toy, which is really incredible! We actually held a party on the 24th and 25th due to the number of kids. There was a team from Hot Springs/Rapid City, SD that helped organize and I was more »

Dr. William is back

Our medical student, William Hyppolite, is in the U.S. for a visit prior to his final year of medical school. In January he will start his rotations. During this visit he is scheduled to speak at a class at DWU, visit elementary and coffee shop in Wessington Springs, visit secondary classroom in Mt. Vernon, have more »

Scholarships 2014

Thanks to the Haiti Rummage Sale, Watertown 1st United Methodist Church, and generous donors – $4,225 was sent to support school scholarships. This will help students in elementary, secondary, agriculture, nursing, and law schools. Investing in the future of Haiti through education!

Church Presentation

Watertown (SD) 1st United Methodist Church had a very well organized day. Bruce preached on HAITI PARABLES, there were LaGonave Alive envelopes in the bulletin and great advertising. Their Missions Committee matched donations (up to certain level). Over $3,700 was raised. Was a great event and hoping we can repeat that format in other places! more »

Many hands…

There is a saying in Haiti – “Many hands make the load lighter.” I saw that again on my recent trip to Haiti. – The Hot Springs SD team bought food for the Souvanye Orphanage – they had gone a few days without feeding the children. We will need some hands to make sure this more »

Feeding Program Begins

Due to the generosity of anonymous donors, an elderly feeding program is beginning on LaGonave. Haiti is a difficult place for the elderly because if you don’t work, you don’t eat. Most elderly live off family or the kindness of others. At this point, 20 people in Betoti and 30 people in Zetwa will receive more »

Dr. William

One of the big projects for LaGonave Alive! is to support William Hyppolite to complete medical school. He is in the 4th year of a 5-year program. On his breaks from school, he returns to LaGonave to hold mobile clinics. He and other medical personnel go to small villages to serve the medical needs of more »

Haiti Children Christmas 2013

The tradition continues – for the 4th year we’ve held a Haiti Children Christmas. This year we planned for 400 children and had over 569 children on Christmas Day! These children participated in a Christmas program/prayers, met Santa, received a meal, and most children received a toy! We also drew names of two children who more »