It takes a long time to recover from a Hurricane, especially in Haiti, where construction resources are at a premium. The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) continues to stand by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti (ELCH) by providing funds, through Ministry In Mission for the construction and reconstruction of churches in areas where Hurricanes destroyed many churches.
Rev. Jacob Deal, Pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Sharon PA, has been doing ministry in Haiti since he was a teenager. Pastor Jacob, has worked with Rev. Ross Johnson, Director of Disaster Relief for the LCMS, Rev. Paul Toulotte, District President of the ELCH and Ministry Mission over the last year and one half. Pastor Jacob is following up on the rebuilding of Haitian Pastor’s roofs and homes and the continuing rebuilding and construction of Haitian Churches in the Sud and Grande Anse Districts of Haiti.
Last week Pastor Jacob, travelled to Haiti to follow up and co-ordinate the continuing reconstruction. Pastor Jacob not only follows up on the construction but provides spiritual counseling for Haitian Pastors. Having a representative of the LCMS provides encouragement to these Pastors.
Here are pictures taken by Pastor Jacob last week, as he travelled by motorcycle, showing work being done in Berlotte, Polite,and Sejourne Haiti.