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HAITI

Haiti, located south of the United States in the West Indies, is home to over 11 million people in its 10,450 square miles. Historically, it has been a country full of political unrest, economically poor conditions, and little stability. In 2010, Haiti lost over 200,000 citizens to an earthquake and is still rebuilding to this day.

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TABARRE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Tabarre Christian Academy is a Pre-K - 9th school in the Tabarre area of Port-au-Prince. Students learn English, math, science, history, social studies, Creole, French, and the Bible. The smaller children learn socialization skills and enjoy hands-on learning experiences like "Fruit Day."

 

HEART's focus at Tabarre is funding teacher salaries. The greatest barrier to education in the area is finding qualified teachers who will commit to teaching. HEART and TCA strive to ensure our teachers receive fair compensation that allows them to care for their own families and needs. This in turn, benefits the children, local families, and the Tabarre area.

AVENEL CLERSAINT

Avenel Clersaint is the pastor of Tabarre Christian Church in Tabarre, Haiti. Avenel works tirelessly caring for his congregation, preaching, training new ministers, and planting new churches. He and his wife, Myrlene, have three children. Myrlene runs Tabarre Christian Academy, which shares space with Tabarre Christian Church.

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CAVAILLON CHURCH

The town of Cavaillon is located in south west Haiti near Highway 2, which connects Port au Prince and the city of Les Cayes as well as many towns and villages along the way.

 

Pastors Luc Aristhene and Avenel Clersaint have overseen the planting of the new church and, thanks to the generosity of God's people, it is growing and thriving. An additional plot of land was secured for future expansion. 

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LUC ARISTHENE

Luc Aristhene pastors the Terre-Noire Christian Church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Terre-Noire has been through several expansions and currently has an average attendance of 1100 for Sunday morning services. In addition to their robust worship services, Bible studies, and various groups that meet, the church is very active in its own mission outreach. Busloads of church members travel into remote villages spreading the Gospel message. Luc and his wife, Louisa, have two children, LJ and Gloria.

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KOREKIPE

Korekipe, a combination of the Creole words for “anchor” and “equip,” is committed to providing educational and recreational retreats and events for Haiti’s children, youth, and adults. Korekipe also plans and executes training events for children’s teachers, youth ministry directors, church staff members, and serves as a parachurch mission which supports national churches.

 

Executive Director, Dr. Georgia Kurko, along with national leaders, developed a series of seminars, workshops, and curriculum to share with leaders in Haiti. Korekipe educates and encourages people in their Christian faith, walk, and lifestyle in a culture which does not always reinforce such values.

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