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Jared McCrory

Pressing On In Our Mission

By Updates

These are unprecedented days for life and ministry, and like you, we are trying to deal with the uncertainty and challenges that we are all facing.  We believe that with the Lord’s guidance and provision, we will get through it together.

We are pressing on in our mission in Haiti.  The children and families that we serve daily will need our care and help in the days to come.  We MUST press on.  

Haiti now has its first confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus.  We have already implemented measures to keep our children and staff in Haiti safe and well.  We will continue to respond the crisis to the best of our ability- including doing what we can to help our community there.

The airports in Haiti have been closed to international flights, and that could be the case for several months. That, along with a specific “Do Not Travel” advisory related to the security situation in Haiti, has again shut down our mission team ministry for the foreseeable future.

These mission teams are normally a source of significant ministry activities, encouragement, advocacy, and financial support.  Just as last year, we will be greatly impacted in multiple ways by the inability to send teams.

We will plan to stay in touch in the coming weeks.  We desperately need your continued connection and support.

Here are some ways you can help right now:
1.     Pray-  Please pray for the health and safety of our kids and staff in Haiti.  Pray the same for our community.  Pray for wisdom as we seek how to best respond and help our community members in Jesus’ name.
2.     Take Care of Yourself-  By now you know what you’re being asked to do to stay well and keep others well.  We love you and care about you, and we are praying for you to stay safe and well even as you pray for us.
3.     Give-  We have a significant need for funding to continue our programs in Haiti.  100% of your gift will fuel our ongoing work to children and families in need Haiti. You can give HERE or using the link on our website.

Thank you for your heart for Haiti and your support of children and families in need there.  You make this all possible.

Pastor Training (BTCP Program) Graduation

By Discipleship & Training

2 years. 10 courses. 500 hours.  10 men ready to impact their churches and communities!

Today was the graduation ceremony for 10 pastors/church leaders that completed the BTCP (Bible Training Centre for Pastors) Program here in Jacmel, Haiti.  They worked hard completing courses including Bible Study Methods & Interpretation, Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Systematic Theology, Preaching Biblical Messages, and more.

The courses were taught by two of our seminary-trained partnering Haitian pastors.  The Lord had given both of them a vision to provide training to pastors & church leaders who could not attend seminary for various reasons- lack of education prerequisites, cost, or the need to keep working to support their families.  What was missing was some structure to do this well.

Things came together a couple years back when I heard about the ministry of BTCP and wondered if the time was right for something like that in Haiti.  It wasn’t something I wanted to force- I wanted it to be Haitian-initiated and Haitian-led.  On my next trip to Haiti, I heard from Pastor Marc that he had been praying about how he could help train pastors for new church plants, and had even started meeting with a small group.  When I shared with him about BTCP- a spark was ignited, and it was clear that it was time to start a pilot program in the area.  Children’s Hope made the connection with BTCP and helped launch the program in Jacmel.

Pastor Marc and Pastor Nicolas worked together to teach and mentor these 10 men throughout the program- meeting with the for 4 hours every Friday and Saturday during the semesters.  While the course material is excellent and thorough for equipping pastors well, what really makes it all successful is the teaching, training, and mentoring of Marc and Nicolas.  Each of the trainees now has the 10 course manuals as their theological library, as well as a nice French study bible.

Only time will tell the fruit of the ministry of these men.  They’re ready to do 2 Timothy 2:2 and disciple and equip others who will then do the same.

The next training group will start in September- this time with 30 men.  This ministry is one of the ways we are serving communities as we partner with the Haitian church to meet needs in Jesus’ name and make disciples for His glory.  Many thanks to our ministry partners who give to make this program possible!

Hooks for Hope 2019

By Events

Our first annual Hooks for Hope event was an incredible day of fellowship and fishing.  Over $90,000 was given to fuel life-changing ministry in Haiti by our corporate sponsors, participants, and other partners!

The Auburn University Bass Fishing Team brought out their boats and fishing expertise, and dozens of other volunteers also gave their time to make it a great and fun event.  Thank you to all who participated in some way.

Check out this video with some highlights from the day, and plan to join us for Hooks for Hope 2020!