The Ministry's Headquarters in Haiti
The ministry's headquarters in Cap-Haitien is very near the Cap-Haitien International Airport. It incorporates the living quarters for Rev. Claude Saintil (photo, left) and his family on the first floor, and a meeting area/dormitory on the second floor. The dormitory has modern plumbing with two restrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. It can house work teams up to 20 people in two large sleeping rooms plus one smaller one. The ministry has two vehicles, a crew-cab Toyota pickup and a Daihatsu truck for transporting work teams.
Camaeus Cenat (photo, left)is currently acting as pastor for the
church. The roof of the church building needs repair, and the a new
latrine is also needed.
The interim pastor of the church is Philistin Metlellus (photo not available). A culvert is needed for rainy weather access from the ditch separating the church from the road.
6. The Church at Limbe
The church at Limbe is in a picturesque city about 30 miles west of Cap-Haitien. It is the home of the Christian University of Northern Haiti. The church sponsors a Christian school, and the students are fed a lunch twice a week. Pastor Jean-Jacquelin Azemar has been pastor there for almost 20 years. The average attendance is about 100 in their newly completed church building.
The church would like a cooking pavilion for the ladies who prepare lunches for the school children, plus a pulpit and pews for their new building.
7. The Church at Cardinaux
This rural church is located south of Cap-Haitien. Pastor Decesse Bien-Aime is pastor here, but lives a good distance from the church. This requires 4 hours transit time for him, using several "tap-taps." Pastor Decesse needs a motorcycle!
The church has an active congregation of about 60 people, and recently held a special celebration for church youth. The original church building is shown in the photo, but the church now meets in an abandoned medical clinic. The Board has a goal to build a new building for this church this year.
8. The New Church at Cap-Haitien
Pastor Maneson’n Pierre became pastor of the ministry’s newest church in urban Cap-Haitien this year. After a long time without a pastor (who died) the people are hungry for the Word of God. Attendance at worship services has grown steadily and has reached 109.
The church has five Sunday school classes and seven teachers. They love our doctrinal tenet according to Rev. Saintil, and are very thankful for the Bibles and songbooks provided by the ministry. They are in need of a new building and would like to start a Christian school at the church.
The Board of Directors and Executive Director of Light and Life Evangelical Ministries are diverse in background, gifts, and location, but stand united in their desire to make a substantial difference in the spiritual condition of the people of northern Haiti. The Board of Directors is composed of five men who are active in their evangelical churches, and all of them have extensive experience with Christian ministries in Haiti.
Rev. Josh Brooker, our vice President, is pastor of the Experience Community Canon County in Woodbury, TN. He is deeply committed to Biblical teaching, missions and equipping churches. He has been serving in Uganda for the past few years with Jesus Commissioned Ministries, training and equipping pastors in local churches across East Africa.
Clyde Nevins, our Secretary, is a retired NASA engineer who has made thirteen short-term mission trips to Haiti beginning in 1999. He is our resident architect, and has designed the ministry's dormitory and two sizes of church buildings for the ministry's churches. He resides in Huntsville, Alabama.
Chuck Turner is our Treasurer. Chuck retired from a 42-year career in Corporate Computer Programming and Accounting in 2012. He is currently involved in residential real estate investing and property management in Middle Tennessee. He has made four short-term mission trips to Haiti.
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