Dear Fellow Christian,
My name is Pierre Lucien, President of Give Us Hope Mission. Most of you already know me. But for those of you, I have not had the pleasure of meeting, let me introduce myself. I am originally from Montrouis, Haiti, but currently reside in Dothan, Alabama with my wife, Lori.
Like you, I have a burden for the lost, those that are without hope and helpless. And I know you believe, as I do, we should obey God’s commandment in Matthew 28:19-20,“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
In 2012, Lori and I were led by God to begin Give Us Hope Missions. We were actually on our honeymoon, in Haiti. What an extraordinary opportunity for us to start our life together serving God in such special way. We have dedicated our lives to this ministry since that time.
Being from Haiti makes our organization unique. I am intimately familiar with the needs and culture of the Haitian people. My first-hand knowledge of the country is invaluable on our mission trips when dealing with the bureaucracy of the local Haitian government.
Hope for Haiti
The goal of GUHM is to serve God by bringing hope to the people of Haiti. We do that through mission trips several times a year, with other Christians from Dothan and the surrounding area.
Those trips allow us to provide some of the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education to the people. Most importantly, we bring the hope of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Many children and adults have entered into a personal relationship with Christ through our ministry.
Helping the Vulnerable
Let me introduce you to Edlande, one of the many children we have met on our mission trips. She lives with her father and aunt. Her mother abandoned Edlande when she was a baby. Fortunately, her aunt stepped in as her surrogate mother. But she struggled to provide for Edlande. The only meal she gets is the one provided for her at the mission school she attends. She walks over ten miles a day to get to school, even during the rainy season.Through our ministry, Edlande was sponsored by one of our supporters, allowing her to attend school. She has since accepted Christ as her personal Savior. She is pictured here with her sponsor and Robert, her father. When we first spoke with Edlande’s father, we learned he was a Christian, but felt betrayed by other Missionaries who had taken his grandsons away. He wanted nothing to do with us. But through patience and prayer, we were able to convince Robert we were there to help him and his family.
Many children in Haiti are like Edlande. They live with their father or mother, but the parent is unable to provide for them. The family suffers from malnutrition, making them vulnerable to disease. Their mothers will sometimes give their children away, knowing they will, at least, be fed. This, however, makes the children at risk for human trafficking. They become, “restaveks,” which are children forced into slavery. They are not permitted to go to school or learn about Christ.
Many women have lost their husbands due to malnutrition and disease, leaving them widows. In desperation, some turn to voodoo or sell their bodies to provide food for their orphaned children.
Helping the Widows and Orphans
Meet Roselinda and her grandmother. When she was four, her parents died leaving her an orphan. We first met Roselinda at the church on one of our mission trips. She took us to meet her widowed grandmother, who begged us to take Roselinda back with us. She cried, “Please, take her with you. With me, she has no hope, but if she is with you, at least you can give her hope.” There are many like Rosalinda in Haiti.
The people of Haiti need hope. God’s word tells us in John 14:18, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” Give Us Hope Mission is committed to helping the widows and orphans of Haiti like Roselinda and her grandmother.
God Leads the Way
After hearing the plea of a Roselinda’s grandmother, we knew what God wanted us to do. There is a tremendous need in Montrouis for a home the children and women can come to that is a safe, nurturing environment. Kay Papa Mwen (Our Father’s House) will be a “transition” home. A shelter for the widows or any woman in a desperate situation. And a place for children to come until a relative can be located for them to give them a home. We will provide:
Our goal is to build up this Haitian community and give them hope. To empower the people helping them become self-sufficient members of the community.
We need your help to give Hope to Haiti
We are ready to begin Phase One of Our Father’s House. We have the site picked out, but we need to purchase the land. The blueprints are complete, and the people are anxious to start working. The work will be done by the residents. Phase one will include:
To begin work, we must first secure the funds. The estimated cost of completing phase one is $200,000. We have faith that God will provide the money necessary to complete this project.
We ask that you to prayerfully consider what you can do to help make Our Father’s House a reality for the people of Montrouis.
Not everyone is called to the mission field. But God has called us, and we have answered, “Here am I Lord, send me.” Now is YOUR opportunity to be part of the Lord’s work in a country that so desperately needs HELP. You will reap the blessings of God. You will know because of your generosity, souls will be saved, children will be rescued, and the people of Haiti will have HOPE.
Thank you, in advance for your donation. Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated.
We have included a self-addressed stamped envelope for your convenience. You can also visit our website at www.giveushopemission.org and donate by using PayPal or a credit card.
Give Us Hope Mission is a 501(c) (3) non-profit Christian organization. Your donation is tax-deductible.
We invite you to visit us on the web to learn more about our ministry.
God bless you and your family,
P.S. For those donating $150.00 or more, we will send you our 2016 calendar featuring beautiful pictures of Haiti.