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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Stonegate Serves Haiti
Recently a group of 11 people arrived from Stonegate Church in Midlothian, Texas to serve in Haiti for a week. Beginning on Monday, Pastor Kevin Hill and Mrs. Jessica Wiseman taught a seminar on Christian Counseling in the guest house at the orphanage compound. This is where the Bible Institute is regularly held, which gives the children some great interactions with men and women who are preparing to serve God. 43 men and women attended the Christian Counseling training sessions, and we are praying that The Lord works through them as they put into practice what they have learned.
At the same time the 9 other guests were doing VBS in the morning at the Hatt children’s school and feeding center. These servants of The Lord were a real blessing to the children. Then in the afternoons they got together and painted rooms inside of the guest house. There is so much ongoing work to be done around the orphanage, so we are grateful whenever people come to help lighten the load.
In the evenings, the group spent time with the children, getting to know them, playing with them, and bonding with them. The children need to see the love of Christ modeled, and we are grateful to the Stonegate group for doing this.
Wednesday afternoon the group went to visit Apparent Project, and toured Delma on their way back to the orphanage in order to spend some more time with the children. That evening as they arrived back to the Palm Inn where they were staying, they along with their interpreters decided to canvass the neighborhoods around the hotel to spread seeds of the gospel.
On Thursday morning we were excited to hold a worship service where we distributed certificates of completion to the 43 students who participated in the Christian Counseling training. While this was taking place the other 9 guests taught VBS to the children at the orphanage. Later that day we all met for a debriefing. Marie & I shared our testimony and asked them to pray for Obed. He is one of the children at the orphanage, and has developed a serious problem with his eye. The group fervently prayed for Obed, then ended the meeting.
Less than 10 minutes after the group prayed for Obed they informed me of a major answered prayer! They were so touched by Obed’s need that one of the team members said he would pay for Obed’s surgery in the U.S., and another one said that she knows the eye doctor to do it.
Under a tree at the orphanage I said a prayer of thanksgiving to God for the deliverance that happened so quickly. Then I prepared the documents for them to take to the eye doctor (a picture of Obed’s eye, the medical report and sonogram, along with the English translations). Before I depart from Haiti to continue our furlough, I will contact the IBESR (Haiti’s children’s services) and request permission for him to leave Haiti to go to Texas for eye surgery.
I wanted to share with you this report about Stonegate’s visit because it truly demonstrates the vital importance of God’s people taking short term missions trips. Souls in Haiti were blessed because of their visit. The guests who came have been forever changed. It’s one thing to send money for other people to do the ministry – and don’t get me wrong, we need for this component to take place – but it’s another thing to get out of your comfort zone, go to another culture, and see first-hand what God is doing in someone else’s world. Lamentations 3:51 says that my eyes affects my heart. When you come to Haiti, speak to a man or woman through an interpreter, have a precious child sit on your lap, and “do life” for a while your heart will be changed.
Orphanage Construction Continues
We praise The Lord that the work is continuing on the jobsite at No Place Like Home orphanage in Haiti. Here are some photos showing how the foundation and columns are being reinforced with rebar. Once the rebar is all in place, the mixing and pouring of the concrete will begin! We are one step closer to providing housing for 50 children in Haiti, but we still need your help in raising additional funds to complete the construction. Please DONATE TODAY.
Christmas at No Place Like Home
Please read this letter from Jacques’ to learn how YOU can make a difference in the lives of children in Haiti this Christmas!
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