Human Concerns: Haiti Ministry
The Church of the Redeemer started twinning relationship with AFAL, "The Association of Female Activist in Lascahobas" in 1996. AFAL is a peasant women's organization with over 900 members. These women formed this organization to better the lives of their children and themselves. They started a school for their children, reading classes for themselves, a vocational school for girls to learn how to cook and sew, and a micro bank for members to borrow money at a low interest rate. Redeemer's Haiti Ministry sponsors trips to Lascahobas at least once a year.
Church of The Redeemer's Haiti Mission Statement
Called to "act justly, love tenderly" (Micah 6:8) we, the Church of the Redeemer, are committed to a partnership with our sisters and brothers of Lascahobas, Haiti. We are enriched and transformed by their hope, faith, hospitality, and deep sense of community. In partnership with the women's business group, AFAL (Association of Female Activist in Lascahobas), their school, and the people of Haiti, we walk hand in hand humbly in the presence of God.
The Haiti Ministry works to raise money and to keep the parishioners aware of the needs of AFAL and our continuing relationship with its people.
Yard Sale in September; Student/Teacher Sponsorship at the end of May; “No Room at the Inn” - Display of multicultural Nativity sets and silent auction. Craft Bazaar Booth in November.
Raising Awareness of the Needs of Haiti through updating info on our Haiti Wall; distributing info during Children's Liturgy of the Word; Articles in the Good News; and sharing updates during Haiti Solidarity Week each February.
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM
Trips: Yearly trips are made. Cost is approximately $700 when at least one fund raiser is worked by the participant.
If you are interested in joining our ministry and would like additional information, please read our Welcome Packet or contact our co-chairs:
Kathy Larue 550-1572
To see pictures from previous visits, click here.