The First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jacmel, Haiti, Pastor Marky’s church, was is in need of a new building. The weather was taking it’s tole on the the temporary plywood church. Pastor Marky met with the church leadership and they proposed a new building. The foundation for the new building was started in 2016 with donations from St. John Lutheran Church in Dublin , Ohio. A mission team from Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Greenville Wisconsin helped start the work on the foundation in March 2016, and has donated funds to finish the awesome metal roof in Dec. 2020. Thanks to all who have donated labor and funds for this continuing project.
Pastor Marky is asking for donations to finish building the new church which seats 1600 people.
For those of you not familiar with church in Haiti, it is the center of most peoples lives. Not only is it the center of their spiritual lives but it is also the center of their social lives. Haiti does not have the social distractions that we do, like sports, Sunday shopping, concerts, school programs that sometimes get in the way of our Sunday worship. The building where they meet is extremely important to sharing the Gospel and inviting friends and family to come and worship. They truly wear their Sunday best clothes to church. They sing in the choirs, sing solo songs and its is not unusual for the service to last 2 hours on a Sunday morning. Many of you have experienced the joy of Sunday morning worship as missionaries to Jacmel.
Dec. 2020, The new church is under roof and is open for worship. The old church was collapsed and removed and the first worship service was held Dec. 6 2020. Thanks to all who have donated to help this new church become a reality.
The Lutheran Church in Haiti is growing. Please help spread the Good News of Jesus Christ by donating to this project