A common situation in Haiti: One elderly mother, four daughters; six grandchildren; all under one roof. Living in poverty. Selling produce in the market their only form of income. This was the situation of Mineze and her sister Wiselaine, when one of our teams met them during a prayer walk.
Upon meeting this family, our team’s first concern was their spiritual well-being. Where would they be spending eternity? In talking with three of the sisters, we learned that everyone in the family had a saving faith in Jesus Christ… except for Mineze. By divine appointment that day we were able share the good news of the gospel in a fresh way. Mineze had obviously heard the gospel many times before, but had never accepted this free gift of salvation because she did not feel worthy. She felt that her lifestyle would keep God from loving and accepting her. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Mineze joyfully prayed to accept Christ that day. Praise the Lord!
But that’s not the end of the story…what about the here and now? This family was still living in poverty and their children had little hope for the future. Mineze has three daughters, two of them school-age. Thanks to your support and the World Wide Village student sponsorship program, Emmania and Rosenerline are now faithfully attending school in Williamson. This education will have a huge impact on their future and is such a blessing to the family. (Emmania and Rosenerline pictured below with their sponsors)
This is one small success story, but imagine the day when more young men and women are able to attend vocational school right in Williamson. They could have access to excellent training in sewing, computer technology, healthcare, midwifery, bookkeeping and construction trades right in their own community. Imagine the next generation of higher educated community members using those new skills locally. What a huge difference this could make in the communities of Williamson and Luly. With your help, this could be a reality through City on a Hill. Maybe someday Wiselaine will even be able to teach sewing in the Williamson vocational school!