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A Need in Haiti, Guest House Lacks Generator

I've been to Haiti 6 times since February. We've started a new program at 10 churches caring for 200 orphans through a home based care program. We've partnered those churches in Haiti with churches here in the U.S. to provide the funding, and to go and serve. It became apparent to me along the way that we needed to open a guesthouse so the teams from the U.S. would have a consistent place to stay. Lodging is a bit tricky. So I rented a house, bought some furniture, hired some staff, and presto – you got your guest house.

Now we've found a couple that will raise support to move to Haiti to serve as the guesthouse managers, which will be a huge relief. In the meantime, I manage it from afar.

The power is inconsistent at best. During my last visit it was hot, very hot – and humid, very humid. The guesthouse doesn't have A/C, it has oscillating fans. Unfortunately they don't work so well when the power goes out.

So…we need to buy a generator, and we need some help. We've found a donor that will pay for half so we need to raise the other half - about $1300.



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WO Welcomes New Staff Members to Manage Haiti Guest House

As missions teams from around the world continue to respond to the needs of Haiti, short-term housing is a necessity for these visiting missionaries. World Orphans Haiti guest house, located in Port Au Prince, has housed teams from various churches and organizations, but to run this ministry effectively, WO searched for a couple to manage the property.

In a recent staff e-mail WO announced that Ted and Rebecca Barlow from Lake Pointe, Texas accepted the position.

"Ted and Rebecca have been tracking with World Orphans for some time now, are adoptive parents, and currently lead the orphan care initiative at their home church Lake Pointe in Texas - which is also the home church for Billy and Dawn Ray (WO regional directors, Iraq)," said Scott Vair, VP of projects, in an e-mail.

"Ted and Rebecca are beginning their support raising efforts and will move to Haiti once funds allow," he said.


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