News & Updates from Have Faith Haiti

It’s a Beach Day for Haiti Carnival

It’s a Beach Day for Haiti Carnival

The annual Haiti Carnival is a celebration held over several weeks leading up to Mardi Gras. On Fat Tuesday, February 28, the kids of the Have Faith Haiti Mission spent the day at the Moulin Sur Mer beach resort in Montrouis, just an hour northwest of the Mission’s campus in Port-au-Prince. A fun day in the sun was had by all!
The last major celebration day during Haiti’s Carnival, Fat Tuesday across the country included large parades and other festivals, each a mixture of Catholic pre-Lenten festivities with traditions from African, Spanish and native cultures of the Americas and the Caribbean.
Have Faith Haiti Bus Trip to Jeremie

Have Faith Haiti Bus Trip to Jeremie

November 12 – 13, 2016

 

Helping our family in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew ravaged eastern Haiti October 3- 5, 2016. Death toll estimates range from 546 to 1600 people.

Our 39 young ones are safe and unhurt; but our extended family – the parents, siblings and relatives of our kids and staff – are in dire need.

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Cooking Lessons and Happy Birthdays

Cooking Lessons and Happy Birthdays

Are you following Have Faith Haiti on Facebook? You should. We’re posting fun updates right from the mission. On Wednesday, November 2, the kids enjoyed a new cooking lesson to make guacamole and salsa for a Haitian-style fiesta.

We also want to wish J.U. a very happy birthday. He celebrated his 12th on November 6th, and according to one of his teachers, was the happiest anyone has ever seen him. We think it shows!

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Basil Pesto Cooking Lessons in Haiti

Basil Pesto Cooking Lessons in Haiti

Tonight’s cooking class was homemade pesto spaghetti from the basil in our new garden. Pumpkins, carrots, and peppers are on the way. Tomatoes and onions will be planted next week too. It’s our own fall harvest!

Visiting Jeremie

Visiting Jeremie

Mitch Albom is currently visiting the Have Faith Haiti Mission and will be sending updates. Here is one:

This is what Jeremie, on the coast, looks like 10 days after Hurricane. Homes gone. No food. Crops blown away. Water, medicine, in dire short supply. Many of our staff have their families there. We are organizing a bus and trip there to feed and clothe their loved ones. 

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Cleaning up Matthew

Cleaning up Matthew

A former volunteer currently in Haiti was able to visit the mission. The children are in good health and spirits. Some of the staff members are still waiting to hear from their family members on the south coast, which was hit the hardest and where all communication is down.

Here, kids are helping to clean up the bougainvillea bush that came down.

Thank you all for your kind support. If you could keep the family members of our staff who are still unaccounted for, we would be grateful.

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