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“Piti, piti, wazo fe nich li. / Little by little the bird builds its nest.”

-Haitian proverb

BACK TO SCHOOL STUDENT SPONSORSHIPS

Student Sponsorships $300 a year

Includes annual tuition, uniform, shoes, books, and backpack.

Progress reports with photos will be supplied.

COVER UP HAITI PROJECT

In response to the coronavirus crisis, ISA launched COVER UP HAITI, a COVID-19 and hunger prevention project. When started, most Haitians did not have masks to prevent the spread of the virus or enough money to buy food due to extreme shortages. 

 

COVER UP HAITI was a women’s entrepreneur project. ISA supplied women in local churches with a small financial investment to purchase materials to create medical masks to sell in their local communities. The revenue that they generated could be used to feed their families. 

 

Working in collaborative teams, these ladies created and sold 6,000 masks throughout their communities. They were able to triple the net profit on the initial investment; and therefore, generate enough income to feed their hungry families for several weeks. In addition, they learned vital financial and entrepreneurial life-skills

 

Thank you to everyone for your generous donations and for helping to make COVER UP HAITI a huge success. We learned a lot, and ISA is using this knowledge to develop new women's entrepreneurial projects.

 

If you have ideas, we're listening. If you want to get involved, contact us.

MISSION TRIP & CONFERENCES

David Cheeks, Bobb Swope, and Michael VanHook led a mission trip to Cap-Haitien in February. It was a remarkable time as we led a Teacher’s Conference, a Pastor’s Conference, and assisted with several ministries at Faith Church with Pastor Bruno Cherenfant. 

IGNITE CONFERENCE, ATLANTA

Pastor Bruno Cherenfant, David Cheeks, and Michael VanHook attended the international Ignite Conference sponsored by the College of Prayer International, in February. It was a meaningful time of learning, forging new relationships, and casting a vision for future ministry in Haiti. David Cheeks served as one of the pre-conference speakers.

BRUNO CHERENFANT'S US TOUR

In January, Bruno Cherenfant visited the US and spoke at churches and extended his gratitude on behalf of Faith Church for the support that they have received over the years. In Michigan, he saw snow and experienced a northern winter for the first time. This was part of his training tour which included an international conference with Christian leaders from across the globe. Thanks to Pastors Troy Clay and Mike Foster, and Dr. Ron Patterson for being such gracious hosts. 

GREGG SHAFFER GOES HOME

On February 1, Gregg Shaffer, ISA founding director and mentor, passed away at his home in Rockville, MD after battling brain cancer for 13 months. He touched numerous lives around the world in countless ways. Gregg's Celebration of Life service was held at Forcey Bible Church in Silver Spring, MD where numerous personal testimonies were delivered by people whose lives were greatly impacted by his Christ-like life. To read more about Gregg or to leave a personal message visit https://www.internationalstrategicalliances.org/about-1/remembering-gregg-shaffer/.

 

HUMANITARIAN AID DELIVERY TO FAITH CHURCH PRO-FAMILLE CLINIQUE

On July 23, ISA in collaboration with our partners Pro-Famille Clinique, Christian Disaster Response (CDR), and Kayiti Shipping Services delivered 100,000 children’s vitamins and food to Cap-Haitien and Faith Church. These important supplies will help feed and restore the health of hundreds of children at Faith School and through Pro-Famille’s regional clinics.

EASTER GREETING & BAPTISMS AT FAITH CHURCH

Dear friends,

Greetings from all Faith Church and all the children at Faith School. I hope you are very well. Thank you so much for being part of Faith Church and for being a part of my life. We are so thankful to you all. Faith Church and I wish you a "Happy Easter."

 

On Friday afternoon, all Faith Church will be together for the suffering of our brother Jesus. We will have seven different preachers, each of them will talk about one word of Jesus on the cross and we will have communion. [Bruno told me that he would be talking about the sixth word of Jesus on the cross. “So, when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished’ and bowing His head, He gave up His spirit” (John19:30). He was so excited to bring this word to his church).]

 

On Saturday morning, I will baptize nine new members in the ocean of Cap-Haitian. [Pastor Bruno has been training these new believers in the faith since January. I sent him a special message on behalf of all of us. See the photo and video below from this morning's baptism].

 

On Sunday morning, all Faith Church will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the afternoon, we will have an Easter concert. We will have the big choir of the church, a gospel choir, the ladies’ choir, and another musical group.

We will remember you all in our prayers. By his blood, we have become brothers and sisters in Christ. We are one family in Jesus Christ. Happy Easter to you all.

 

Your brother,

Pastor Bruno Cherenfant

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