As we continue to partner with our friends in Gens de Nantes Haiti, our focus remains to learn from and journey with our Haitian brothers and sisters, to seek poverty alleviation from all its forms to the ultimate glory of God! We believe that God is leading us to continue our partnership by supporting and encouraging agricultural development in the region.
In the summer of 2017 Albright set a target goal to raise $50,000 towards building Phase 1 of an enclosure around the AEM Guesthouse property. This past September we celebrated that not only were the funds raised, but that the enclosure has been constructed as far as available funds have allowed.
The purpose of this property enclosure is to support the vision from our partners in Haiti to use this amazing 10 acre property for growing agricultural teaching plots. As you might have caught last week, our friend Hernso has a burden and vision to teach sustainable farming practices to others in the community, teaching the value and potential of the soil they are living on. All this produce: bananas, mangos, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cassava, pineapples, rice and so much more can all be grown right in the soil that God has provided. We praise God for our partners like Hernso, who see this potential and want to help their community see it too. This project is not just about a physical structure, it is about investing in the vision that God has given to our partners. It is about creating a space where Hernso and those who join him can share the gospel through teaching farming God’s way. Creating space for development to happen through the people of Gens de Nantes. Not about the project, our partnership continues to be about people walking together in the journey following Jesus.
At this stage the enclosure is about half built around the entire 10 acre property, but will still not secure the property from animal/people traffic that would make it very difficult to begin to develop these growing plots. As a church our desire is to see this project not left undone and so we have set a Phase 2 target goal to raise $40,000 to complete the project. Please pray with us that God will provide and prayerfully consider if God is calling you to participate in our partnership in this way. We look forward to all that God will continue to do through our partners in Haiti as they continue to be faithful to use and steward well the resources God has given them! We are so blessed to be in partnership with these incredible people!
Continue praying for Haiti. Celebrate and praise God that even as He is inspiring and teaching us in Winnipeg to be living on mission to proclaim the gospel and practically meet the needs of our neighbors, He is doing the same in Gens de Nantes. We join hands as brothers and sisters in Christ, to bring His good news of restoration and reconciliation both in Winnipeg and in Haiti. We praise Him together!