No Place Like Home orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti was founded by long-term Baptist missionaries, Jacques & Marie Alexandre following the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010. Countless children were left homeless and many were orphaned that day. The humble beginnings of the orphanage was a result of the amazing grace of God and numerous people coming alongside the Alexandre’s to build a place of loving care and safety. Today, No Place Like Home is at capacity, and we are planning an orphanage expansion to care for many more children. Please partner with us and sponsor a child, or contribute to the facility’s expansion.
No Place Like Home is currently at capacity and needs to expand so that we can care for more children.
We own an adjoining 125′ x 85′ vacant lot and are currently raising funds to construct additional facilities. Please visit the Orphanage Expansion page for more details about this critical project.
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The ongoing costs at our Christian Haiti orphanage for food, housing, clothing, medicine, education, transportation, etc., are very real, just like they are for your family.
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Building A Home
Last week was an exciting time at No Place Like Home Orphanage in Haiti! Two of the children – 5 year old twins Bryant and Chenell – left the orphanage to go live with their adoptive parents in Minnesota. We are so excited for the new opportunities that lay ahead for these precious siblings. Please keep Bryant and Chenell in your prayers as they make this adjustment.
Also, last week there was a flurry of activity at the construction site. Over 100 Haitian men were hired on Friday to construct the 2nd story concrete floor. Rebar and plumbing was laid ahead of time in preparation for the big day. It was quite a sight to see so many people mixing, carrying, pouring and finishing the concrete. Nearly the entire floor was completed in one day, and many of the men returned on Saturday (Christmas eve) to finish the job.
The floor needs to cure for a few weeks before we can begin the next stage of construction – building the 2nd story cement block walls. With each step, we’re getting a bit closer to coordinating work trips for volunteers. We are hopeful these trips can take place this spring, but we need to be certain that we know when the concrete work will be completed before scheduling these trips. Once we know when this will be I will reach out to all who have expressed an interest in taking a trip so we can coordinate our schedules.
One of our greatest needs for the project is additional funding. If you would like to make a year-end tax-deductible donation to the construction project, please visit https://www.nplhome.org/donate-to-haiti-orphanage-mission/.
Thank you for your concern for the children of Haiti.
Dear friends and ministry partners,
Let us give thanks to God that Hurricane Matthew did not hit the western side of Haiti (Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas) where several of my planted churches are located, along with the children in the orphanage, and the Feeding Center. It is an answer to prayer that they are all safe.
However, please continue to pray for the orphanage because even tough Matthew has left, it has caused long term damages in the southern part of the island that will affect the entire island in regards to prices of food.
For now, there is little means of communication with the south. The only bridge which connected it with the rest of the island has collapsed. Thousands of people are now homeless and all of the agricultural resources in the south are gone. The south is completely flooded. I just called Pastor Moises of Leogane, he told me a cemetery is flooded in Cavaillon and the water dumped corpses in the streets. It is a humanitarian crisis.
Before the hurricane, I called Pastor Thès and asked him to tell as many people as he can to stay up in the hills. We have three churches in the south located in Cavaillon, Petit Baie Dumesle, and Port-Salut. I have not yet been able to make contact with Pastor Celarès or anyone in his congregation in Cavaillon. Also, no word yet from Pastor Juno in Port Salut. The same is true for the Petit Baie Dumesle congregation. More than likely these church sanctuaries are destroyed, but our main concern now is the loss of life. As of today, the death toll is now up to 480, and over 30,000 homes destroyed; however, it will take time before we have a final count. Please pray for the people in the south and especially theses pastors and their congregations.
Lastly, please pray also for the entire island because the aftermath of the hurricane will have long-lasting damaging effect in the whole country. There may be outbreak of disease, especially cholera, in the weeks to come. There will be a migration of people from the southern part towards Port-au-Prince causing more suffering and poverty. Prices of food, already too high, are going to skyrocket. But HE is our Jehovah Jireh, God our provider – my hope is in The Lord.
The country needs a great deal of prayer from God’s people. Not only for a miracle in the midst of this humanitarian crisis, but more importantly that He will use this crisis to draw all people to Himself.
We are in prayer for the states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, and especially the believers there as Hurricane Matthew is preparing to make landfall in these states.
Jacques and Marie
Your missionary to Haiti (on furlough stateside)
Dear friends in Christ and ministry partners,
The ferocious Hurricane Matthew has landed this morning in the Southern part of Haiti with 145 mph winds. I have been in contact with the orphanage in Port-au-Prince and several of our church leaders throughout the country, and got updates about their safety and the situation on the ground.
Last night Pastor Thès, the head of our Bible Institute was very concerned because most of his family members are living in Cavaillon near Les Cayes in the Southwest. We have three churches in the south: Cavaillon, Port-Salut and Petit Baie Dumesle. I hope and pray that the hills will help weaken the strength of the hurricane.
I wanted badly to get in touch with one of our church leaders in the hills of Port Salut and in Les Cayes, but was unable to get through by phone. There is word of flooding and one death thus far in Port-Salut. I do not have any news for Cavaillon yet. I will continue to pray and will try to contact again this evening and tomorrow.
The good news is that Port-au-Prince so far is being spared with only 35 mph wind and just drizzling, this means the orphanage, the feeding centers, and surrounding churches are currently safe. Please pray for the Southern part of Haiti mainly Cavaillon, Les Cayes, Jacmel, Les Anglais, Petit Baie Dumesle and Port-Salut.
Marie and I are still on the road on furlough. We left Michigan yesterday and spent the night in Saint Louis, Missouri. It was a long night with constant contact with Haiti, monitoring the hurricane and praying. I want to thank all our partners who have emailed and called us to inquire about the situation in Haiti. Continue to pray, our God is able.
Marie and I expect to arrive back in Texas this evening, God willing, in order to speak at more scheduled churches. We will further update you if necessary.
We love you, and may God bless you!
Jacques and Marie
Your missionary to Haiti (on furlough stateside)
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