Update from Haiti August 2023

Partnering in Haiti

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.


Haiti Donation Campaign Summary

I am excited to share that the donation campaign we started back in January has now successfully completed! Everything we collected and shipped has arrived safely in Pignon Haiti.  Thank you to everyone that contributed, funded, prayed, encouraged, and helped in any way for making this project a success. Our goal was to fill one half of a shipping container, and to that end we collected and shipped over 300 packages (weighing over 10,000 pound’s) of food and goods!   

The project’s success is due to the collaboration between St. John’s, several local churches, and community businesses. We delivered clothes, quilts, towels, shoes, school supplies, peanut butter, vitamins, powdered milk, fabric, sewing supplies, toys, back packs, musical instruments, tools, generators, welders, pressure washer, hand sanitizer, surface sanitizer, medical exam gloves, hospital beds, furniture, and many other items.  These things will make an immediate and direct impact on many lives in Haiti. 

God is doing amazing things thru Pastor Mioche’s ministry which is going strong despite the current situation with food insecurity and civil unrest.  Pastor Mioche brings God’s love and hope to every individual his ministry touches. He sees building that hope, one by one, as the path forward, so that people can see God helping them, building community, and meeting essential needs.

Please contact Dennis foster if you have any questions at 507-634-6686, or email dcfostermn@gmail.com.

Pictures of how it made it to Haiti and some of the families receiving their gifts. 

The Globe Offering for which this was created has passed, but check out this great overview of our ministry partnership: