Profile: Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti

January 18, 2017 at 6:00 AM


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Profile: Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti


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Ministry: Association Saint-Luc d'Haiti
Location: Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti
Director: Dr. Erol Pierre Rene
Established: 2010
Employees: Seven, and six volunteers





Q&A with the Director

Q: What are the important components to your ministry?
A: The important factors of my ministry are: health, childhood care, the Gospel and building a good economy.

Q: What factors led you into a career in ministry work?
A: From adolescence, I have felt a call to help the people’s needs of my country. At that time I did not know that the call had come from God. But little by little God has touched my heart and turned this strong desire to help into my vision.

Q: Describe some parts of the culture in the region where you operate your ministry?
A: The community where I work is not very big. It is on the south side of the country by the Caribbean Sea. It is very hot for most of the year. It has alternating rainy seasons and dry periods. It is a multi-religious community where all religions and denominations coexist in peace. Evangelical churches have a habit of having worship and activities together.

Q: How are you able to witness about Christ in your ministry?
A: By the way we treat people with love. Also the way to lead a life that reflects the life of Christ from the spiritual, moral and humble point of view.

Q: What do you enjoy most about working in your position?
A: To be able to relate with the people in need; to be able to offer them my support so that they can get ahead with their lives.

Q: What is your vision for the future of your ministry?
A: In the future I would like to develop many development programs that can have an impact not only social but also economic in the lives of the people we are helping. That is to offer them tools to manage their lives without falling into dependence. These programs will also give my ministry a certain income generation component that will make us less dependent financially on the outside so we can support with our own fund some purely social programs such as working with children and the church. An example of this type of program is our microfinance program that we have been developing since 2013.


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