Progress in Haiti
In 2010, the New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church adopted the L’ecole Primitive Jacot in Petit-Goave, Haiti. The school and church were originally organized by the Mt. Olive P.B. Church of Miami, Florida under the leadership of Elder Frazier Arnold. The school had been completely destroyed due to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January of the same year. L’ecole Primitive Jacot was reopened with 88 students attending tuition free because of generous donations. Classes were held under makeshift tents with no running water nor indoor facilities. In 2012, construction began on a multi-purpose facility which will serve dually as a worship center and school. The structured building will ensure that the near 200 students are able to attend classes even in less than ideal weather conditions.
Today, with the support of willing donors, the school has 124 students enrolled tuition-free and seven faculty members. The first floor of the of the 2-story building has been completed with the exception of doors and windows. The children are able to receive an education in a structure that protects them from extreme weather conditions.
Great progress is being made, but there is much more to be done. God has taken what we have so graciously sacrificed and used it for His great work; He is not finished yet! We want to be able to provide more tuition assistance so that more children are able to go to school, properly furnish the school to enhance the learning environment, provide indoor facilities and running water, and secure a reliable electrical supply. Ultimately, we want to complete a building that local residents would be proud to learn and worship God in.
It is a passion of the New Jerusalem Church to continue our commitment to the people of Haiti. Won’t you help? Click here to make donations.