Reports from Haitian Leaders to the Board of Partners
with Haiti at the Annual
Rev. Martinez Jovin, President
We praise God for all His tender care and guidance. We thank each and every one of you for
your prayers and collaboration over the years. We are very thankfull to Dr. Claude Noel for his support and
leadership. He is close to us in his mind and always ready when we need his advice. The APCH Board meets every
three months--although they are busy men and women. We praise God for the sense of unity among us.
We are now working with Pastor Renes on the completion of the AFCA Village Church. Repairs to
sections of the Village security wall, damaged during the earthquake, are making good progress. We are preparing
for the opening of the Village school on October 3rd, as prescribed by the Haiti Minister of Education. We are
now finishing renovations at the Lydie Noel Kindergarten at AFCA Village. Additions to the AFCA Village Clinic
are almost completed, with another waiting room to serve many more people than before with a dental lab,
pharmacy facilities and a medical staff concerned and skilled in showing and sharing the love of God to their
Local government leaders have met with us at the Village regarding resettlement of earthquake
refugees who are living in tents within our compound. Our school children need more space to study and play in
safety. The government has agreed to help us move the people out of the Village if we could provide a piece of
land where they may reside for up to three years. We have found such a place. Hopefully, more permanent
arrangements will soon become available to them.
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Rev. Renes Deciere, Pastor AFCA Baptist
The AFCA Christian School keeps up its academic standards. We
always have a success of 100% in the 6th and 9th grade government exams. This year we are going to have a new
class--the 11th grade. But financially, we have a
debt of about $5000, because after the Earthquake the school income has decreased. The parents
have more economic difficulties. The school administration needs a
new computer for the accounting system. The one we have has become old, and we are losing files in
At AFCA Church we continue to construct our building.
The engineer has recommended some more works to
make the building stronger for any other eventual earthquake. We thank the PWH Board for
putting funds available for the Church building. The congregation will
celebrate its 13th anniversary from October 16-23, 2011. We will have
a week of spiritual activities under the following topic, “Use the
gift you have received to serve one another as good stewards..." (I Peter 4:10).
Earthquake refugees living in tent shelters on the AFCA property
is our biggest challenge. We still have about 300 families
there. The process to help them find better housing is started. The APCH Board
has named a committee to work on this matter. Pastor Martinez and I
are in contact with the Delmas Mayor's office and IOM
(International Organization for Migration). The
Process can be long, but at least we have started. We count on your prayers.