"Let endurance have its full effect." James 1:4
Dear friends of Haiti,

There are so many things I respect about the people of Martel. Perseverance is at the top of the list. One of the buildings at St. Luke's Episcopal School was damaged in the January 27th earthquake, so they have divided the space in the other building so that classes can continue. They also split the school day so that some of the classes are held in the morning, and then other classes are held in the afternoon.

I am also amazed at God's providence, who brings to us the people and resources we need when we need it. Our engineer Makenson gave us an estimate of USD $6,109.00 to repair the classroom building. A week later a check arrived from one of our partner parishes for $6,000.00. The repairs are nearly complete, and the children should be back in the classroom building in the next week or so.

Father Phanord asks for your prayers. Life continues to be difficult. Gas is now $11.00 a gallon, kidnapping is a daily threat. Food is more expensive. Please pray for Haiti, for Martel and for Father Phanord. His faith and perseverance inspire me every day.
Medical team visits Martel

Last week a medical team came to Martel from Holy Cross Hospital in Leogane. The clinicians, pictured above with patients, saw over two hundred people in a single day.

The School is Growing
We have broken ground on the new classroom building, pictured below. Our goal is to have enough space to expand the school to include 7th and 8th grade classes in the fall. Space has always been the constraint, and we have not been able to expand the school beyond 6th grade. Thanks to a generous grant from Trinity Church Wall Street we have enough money to begin construction on a building that will have three classrooms. We hope to provide an education for an additional 20-30 students in the fall. We pray for God's continued providence as we seek the funds to finish the building.
Partner Update

We welcome Trinity Church, Inwood as our newest partner parish. The New York Haiti Project now has fifteen partner parishes, along with the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine.

God bless you dear friends,
for your continued support of our work in Haiti.

Your donations to the New York Haiti Project go directly to the people of Martel. We have no overhead or administrative costs. Please make your check payable to the Haitian Church, and mail it to 1858 Hunt Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462. You can also give through Zelle to haitiangoodsam@gmail.com, or to through PayPal to @newyorkhaitiproject. Thank you!
New York Haiti Project
Haitian Church of the
Good Samaritan
1858 Hunt Ave.
Bronx, NY 10462
(303) 886-8149