Food Has Arrived

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The generosity of St. John’s has enabled Pastor Mioche to secure thousands of meals for the people of Haiti!  9,504 packages of fortified rice and beans, where each food package can feed up to 4 children and 2 adults.

“After two days getting stuck on the road, the truck has finally made it to Pignon last weekend from Grand Goave. We just want to send you these pictures and let you know that we have the food in Pignon. We want to thank you for helping with this project. We are preparing a distribution and will update you again later on. Thanks again and may our Father be glorified in all of this.”

 
rice and beans

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Opportunity to Provide Meals

Pastor Mioche has presented us with a great opportunity to provide thousands of meals to needy families in Haiti …

Greetings to you dear friend of Christ,
We pray this finds you well and in good spirit. We just wanted to make you aware of a need that we have to transport some food donated to us from Grand Goave, South of Haiti to Pignon. This food will be a great blessing to many students and church families this Summer. We are calling on you because St John has been a great partner with us in the past. You have helped us already with food shipment, purchases of Creole Bibles, raised funds for the Haiti mission trip in 2013 when we started the school in the village of Bouyaha, you have donated backpacks, dresses and lot of school supplies to this ministry. We estimate the shipping cost will be around $700 to get 9,504 packages of fortified rice and beans and some peanut butter also to Pignon. Each food package can feed up to 4 children and 2 adults, depend on how hungry they are. What a blessing to help so many who are struggling this Summer.Thank you again for considering our request and may our Father continue to bless you as you impact more lives for the kingdom. Blessings.

 

This is a great way to leverage $700.  Where else can you make such a difference in the world with just a few dollars?  You can donate at St. John’s (designate for Haiti) or by contacting  Emilie Lushinsky at emlu87@yahoo.com.

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Radio Station Remodel

Pastor Mioche is making significant changes to his Radio Station to better serve his ministry.  Last summer, local station KNLW New Life 98.9 donated a radio transmitter to Pastor Mioche so he could increase his broadcast power and reach.  That lead to additional donations by St. John’s members of a new antenna, cables, and other gear to maximize the benefit of the new transmitter.  That in turn lead to the current work to remodel the radio station, including the addition of a second story.  The original radio station was very small and cramped.  The entire space was no larger than a small office.  The remodel will provide larger studio space and more room for equipment.  It is amazing how one good gesture leads to another,  and another, and another …

Radio Station 2

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Various pictures in May 2014 037 rising floor progress pouring of concrete new look Mioche posing laying down rebar before concrete is pour in nice antenna N male to N male cable N male cable  150 ft of coax cable

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School Construction Leaps Forward

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Construction of the Bouyaha school has taken a giant leap forward!  The generosity of St. John’s continues to change lives.  Funds collected in honor of Pastor Marie’s ministry at St. John’s provided the boost to move the construction of the additional wings forward.  It is humbling to see the progress in just a year.  It was a year ago when we traveled  to Haiti and witnessed the ground breaking.  There is much to be thankful for.  Please keep this ministry in your thoughts and prayers,  as there is much more we can do.

Pastor Mioche writes …

Incredibly thankful to be the beneficiary of these blessings in honor of Pr. Marie ‘s work at St John. We praise God for the progress on the school building this past week and this week and we thank you so much for your support. Enjoy the pictures. 

Third week of work on the school building in Bouyaha. Walls for the 4 classrooms almost done and get ready for a new roof. We have the walls of the administrative block half way done. A year ago, you guys started it all. Glory to God and thank you for giving us some big smiles. Have a great week.

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Student Pictures and New Classrooms

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The children of Bouyaha are excited to receive their school pictures!  These are pictures that Wayne took while on our trip last spring.  These are being distributed in the classrooms.  What a wonderful sight. 

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“Friends of Christ” Christian School of Bouyaha

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Classes begin Sept 2 and the “Friends of Christ” Christian School of Bouyaha will be ready!

Pastor Mioche writes …   “One of the big goals for us this summer was to get our three new classrooms ready for school before September 2nd. We are glad to report that we are almost there. We got 40 benches made, tables and other chairs made for the kindergarten classroom. We also bought 3 desks and office chairs for our teachers. We are now putting the final touches along with a new hardboard ceiling to protect against the heat. The parents and children are all excited. We are thankful once again for St John Lutheran Church of Kasson, MN and Pleasant Hill Christian Church of Raymond, IL for their combined efforts in building these classrooms. We still have over 100 hundred students without proper classrooms in a hangar. We are in need to build another set of four classrooms, a principal office and a library/computer lab. We are also praying to establish a clinic in the village to meet the basic health challenges there.”

Each side has a color for the kindergarten classroom

Each side has a color for the kindergarten classroom

Lots of volunteers from Pignon and the village

Lots of volunteers from Pignon and the village

I see a familiar face!

Bos Piti building the benches at school site

Bos Piti building the benches at school site
New desks and benches

New desks and benches

A first in Bouyaha …  desks and chairs for the teachers.

Inside new kindergarten classroom

Inside new kindergarten classroom

The teachers are going to enjoy the nice chalk boards.

The well is still being useful at the village school of Bouyaha.

The well is still being useful at the village school of Bouyaha.

This source of clean safe water is a blessing to the entire village.

Almost ready for school

Almost ready for school

Children are already playing in front of the school.

Happy man

Happy man

Pastor Miohe looks like a proud man, as he and the rest of us should be.

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Dream Becomes Reality

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The dream of a school in Bouyaha moves closer to reality!  The materials to finish the school are on site and the remaining work is planned to be complete before fall classes begin.  What an accomplishment!  Who would have thought this could be done? The work that remains to be done …  finish the floors, install doors, install windows, construct student desks/benches, install teacher’s desks, and some wiring.  From Pastor Mioche; “It’s amazing to see what our Father is doing through you all and bring all these blessings in the village. The folks there are very thankful and this has spur hope again in the future of the village.”

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