DECEMBER 2018
What's New
First off, we're back! With new volunteers helping to bring you this newsletter, we'll be publishing again once a month. If you no longer wish to receive emails from the Haiti Ministry, you may unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of this email. Enjoy!
Included in this issue:
Collège Lumiere | New Pastors | Food Production | "Glory Glory" Life Group
Collège Lumiere 
The perimeter wall at Pastor Sam’s new 7.5-acre private school (Collège Lumiere or School of Light) on the main highway in Torbeck is finished!

About $600,000 from Mariners Church and others has been raised for the project so far. 

Once $200,000 more is raised, construction of the new buildings in the first phase (grades K-4 and adult trade school) will begin; then $300,000 for Phase 2 (grades 5-9) and $400,000 for Phase 3 (grades 10-13).

The goal of the new school is to help the children of the Torbeck area become the new leaders of Haiti; to help adults learn new skills to provide a steady income for their families; and to generate funds from the operation of the school to pay for the day-to-day expenses of the Glory Glory Center, freeing it from dependence on donations.

College Lumiere perimeter wall under construction in Haiti.
College Lumiere perimeter wall completed in Haiti.
New Pastors for Haiti
The inaugural class of Pastor Sam’s new Haiti-based  International School of Ministry  graduated on December 9th. Read Blog Post
First graduation of Torbeck Bible College.
Food Production in Remote Areas
Crops are now growing in the remote hurricane-damaged areas in southern Haiti due to the supply of seeds donated after the Mariners Men’s trip in January 2018. Read Blog Post
Mountain Crops from Donated Seed
New “Glory Glory” Life Group
The Mariners Women’s Ministry Core Team (and husbands) who visited Haiti in February now meet monthly as a new Life Group to continue their friendship begun in Haiti.

You can make new friends too! Join our volunteer team or a faith adventure and learn first hand "what's new".
Mariners Church Women's Core Team in Haiti
Creole Phrase of the Month
Chwazi Renmen
Choose Love
HOW TO HELP
PRAY
Pray for Pastor Sam, the children living in the Glory Glory Center, the wellbeing of the people of Torbeck, and that God guide Haiti’s government leaders to make wise choices.

Pray for the teachers and staff of Mariners Christian School who will visit Pastor Sam and the Glory Glory Center in February.
GO
Get involved by volunteering , attending an event or going on a faith adventure .

Join our volunteer team by coming to one of our monthly meetings. Our next meeting will take place Sunday, January 20,
1:00 - 2:30 pm. Click here for details.
GIVE
Donate to College Lumiere.
Your Financial Gift will create long-term sustainability for Sam's ministry, while simultaneously educating thousands of students and creating jobs.

Give to Sam's Kids.
Until the school is complete, help us care for the children in Sam's care by "Adopting a House" at the Glory Glory Center.