Christ in the Caribbean Calendar
Friday, March 17: Final Packing and depart for Haiti
(Please pray for our team as shown below during this week)
Sunday, March 25: Return from Haiti
Sunday, March 26: Mission Team will be in Church, please welcome them home.
2017 Christ in the Caribbean Living Water Mission Team!
Audio Engineering Plans Change for Rodné
Rodne' Dolcinor plans to attend Arapahoe Community College.
Rodne' was one of our translators in 2014. We are now trying to raise the funds necessary to bring him to Colorado to study. Institution Univers is looking forward to having him return with a degree in Audio Engineering. There is a need at the school and for multiple other organizations in the Ouanaminthe for that skill set. The program will be for two years.
Debra and Michael Rowley are his primary sponsors, but are looking for a host family for Rodne'. The family should live within a close distance to the college so there will be minimal commute time needed. Michael and Debra are hoping that he will spend the majority of weekends with them in Erie.
If you are interested in joining the group who have started fund-raising for Rodne', or if you know of someone who would consider being his host family during the school week. Contact Michael Rowley at 303-661-9425, ext. 11 or email@example.com.
Click here to see how to donate for Rodne'.
Buckets May Be Sponsored At Any Time
If you don’t want to wait for the end of the year to make your charitable contributions, we can help. Each of our new bucket systems cost us about $40 in materials. While many people pay for one or more units with their contributions, we welcome any amount that you can offer. Make out your donation to “BUMC” and write “2017 Haiti Water Mission” in the memo.
This will aid us in getting money to the school in Haiti so they can buy supplies over a period of time before our arrival.
THE JENNIE PROJECT
According to the United Nations 1 out of 75 people die from water borne diseases every two years. In developed countries, we take safe water for granted. We can simply turn on a faucet and safe potable water will come out of it. This is not true in developing countries where there is a great need to educate the public about water treatment and water safety. There are 1.7 million deaths per year attributed to unsafe water and poor sanitation.
Ouanaminthe, Haiti is a town in northern Haiti where in the last 5 years; “Christ in the Caribbean” has distributed over 600 water filtration systems. Michael Rowley and team members from Colorado, Florida, New Jersey and elsewhere have provided filtration units to families desperately wishing to have clean water for their love ones. Unfortunately only a fraction of the population receives the water filters and the ceramic filters need to be replaced every 2-3 years. Our hope is to have a trained water professional who speaks Creole and works within the Ouanaminthe community help train others about how they can help create a safe infrastructure in Ouanaminthe.
Gael Jennie Fleurant from Ounaminthe, Haiti has arrived in Denver to attend Water Quality Management Program at Red Rocks Community College. Beginning in August 2016, she will receive one year of ESL and then will then start her associate’s degree for a total of three years of education. Jennie is being hosted by a family from Green Mountain United Methodist Church.
After Jennie completes her degree in WQMP, she will return to Ounaminthe, Haiti and will focus on educating her community of ways to improve their water supply. Her education will help further the work started by Christ in the Caribbean where many members from our church have participated in distributing water filters.
We would like thank our many generous donors, including United Methodist Women International Ministries and United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries. We have raise $42,000. We are estimating that we will need to raise about $6000 more for Jennie to complete her degree.
For more information please contact Karen Yudnich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO DONATE: Click here.
The Wonderful Wednesday Meal prepared by our United Methodist Women.
Jennie leaving her family in Haiti Jennie at Red Rocks Water Quality Management Building
Gaël Jennie FLEURANT: “My name is Gaël Jennie Fleurant. I am seventeen years old and I am in the Philo class. My family and I are from Ouanaminthe, Haiti. My mother has five children. I live with my mother and my four sisters. I don’t have father because he died when I was fourteen years old. My mother’s name is Benita Navard; she works very hard to send us to school and to give us what we need. Three of my sisters aren’t home now; they are in University in Cap Haitian. Milandie and Cassandra are in the 3rd year of University, Rose Andrelle is in her 1st year of University and my little sister, Mica is in 7th grade.
Institution Univers video
LINKS OF INTEREST FOR OUR HAITI MISSIONS
Arapahoe Community College - Audio Engineering
Red Rocks Community College – Water Quality management Program