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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Hurricane Report (Friday, October 7)
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)
Hurricane Report (Tuesday, Oct 4, AM)
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)
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.
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