St. John's Lutheran Church, Kasson


Haiti Mission


While in Haiti, we saw how dehydration played a huge part in Haitian’s health. The children at lunch had bowls for their rice but, nothing for water. We ordered 250 cups that say Friend’s of Christ in Creole, to give to the student’s at the school in Bouyaha.

In 2004 St. John’s started supporting the ministry of Pastor Mioche in Bouyahah and Pingnon, Haiti. Since then, we have supported the Pastor Mioche’s ministry financially and by sending clothing, household items, school supplies, and more. We also played a large part in constructing a building for a school in a very remote part of North Central Haiti.

In 2013, ten of St. John’s members visited Haiti. Our goal was to raise $10,000 for the first phase of the school building. Thanks to St. John’s generosity and commitment to this ministry, we raised $23,000. Phase One consists of three classrooms and a kitchen. Construction on Phase Two has begun and continues whenever funds become available. Phase Two contains enough classrooms so that all the children can be out of the elements, as well as an administrative room and a secure storage room. At school, the children receive a hot lunch; many times this is the only meal the kids get all day. The 2013 mission team also provided medical care to the village, taught bible study to the children, had a women’s bible study, and taught young men how to build solar panels.

For more information on this mission, contact Emilie Lushinsky at

We post updates directly to the Haiti Mission blog. You can also read other news about our ministry below.

News from our partnership in Haiti

    Some video scenes from our ministry in Haiti

    St. John's has a long standing relationship with Pastor Mioche Rock and his Christian ministries in Haiti. St. John's worked in partnership with Pastor Mioche Rock to fulfill a dream of providing a Christian school in rural Bouyaha, Haiti.

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    Helping feed people in Haiti

    We received the following letter from Pastor Mioche in Haiti:

    From: Friends of Christ Haitian Ministry (FCHM)
    To: Kasson friends of Haiti

    Dear friends,

    We are happy to greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We want to express our gratitude to you for your great response upon the request of Pastor Marie Anderson to assist us in transporting some donated food to our location in Pignon, Haiti.

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    Sewing for Haiti

    Do you like to sew, or just have a heart for helping others?

    Well, then we need you.

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    Haiti Child Sponsorship Program

    Friends of Christ School in Haiti has a child sponsorship program. For only $35 a month you can help support a child at the school.

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    Wish list for Haiti ministry

    The congregation at St. John's has been supporting ministry in Haiti led by Pastor Mioche since 2004. Here are a list of things on their wish list. If you, your family, or your small group feels called to give, this is what your contributions will help support.

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    A little bit about the recent Haiti trip

    By Amanda Sabelko

    From June 22 - 29, 2017, Julia Evans, Dennis Foster, Markayla Kujath, Amanda & Justin Sabelko, Annabel & Jennifer Smith, Tanya Young, and Dan Ziebell traveled to visit our friends and ministry partners in Pignon and Bouyaha, Haiti. While we did get in a little sight-seeing the main focus of our trip was to continue developing relationships with the people of Pignon and Bouyaha. A lot of what we did was duplicated in both Bouyaha & Pignon.

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