The ministry of Friends of LaVic has had many challenges during the past year. God has been faithful to bring us through it even though we have not been able to visit the country since March, 2020. With the help of faithful donors the ministry has been able to provide for the children in the school & orphanage.
In September of 2017 Jim and Bonnie returned from a trip to LaVictoire with a desire to bring attention to the unmet needs of the Olive Foundation Orphanage and School. To accomplish that goal they formed this fundraising arm of the ministry known as "Friends of LaVic".
We believe God blesses us, not so that we can have more, but so that we can give more.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope."
Aculas and Elianie were both born in the town of LaVictoire, Haiti. After they were married, they remained in the town and Pastor Aculas planted a church in the area.
Their family grew to include two sons, Woodley and Aslan.
Their ministry has also grown to include two churches and the Olive Foundation Orphanage and School.
God has given them great compassion, vision and faith to share the gospel and see Christ's Kingdom expand through the preaching of God's Word and serving the people of LaVictoire and the surrounding area.
But I am like an olive tree thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God’s unfailing love.
Most families in Haiti cannot afford to send their children to school. Because the Olive Foundation School is funded by donations to Friends of LaVic the School is able to provide an education free of charge to their parents. The School is staffed by six teachers and a Principal.
The cost to provide each student with a uniform, and a hot lunch in addition to their education is $35 a month.
To underwrite one student’s education monthly click on the donate button below and choose "School" from the drop down designation
There are 12 precious children living at the Orphanage. With the support of the donors of Friends of LaVic they receive, food, clothing, education, medical attention and are being discipled to follow Jesus. There is a faithful 4 member staff on site caring for the children, supported by your donations as well.
The cost of sponsoring one of the children living at the orphanage is $35.
To become a monthly sponsor of one of the children please click on the Donate button below choose "Orphanage" from the drop down designation box.
The country of Haiti is located approximately 750 miles southeast of Florida. The town of LaVictoire, Haiti is located in the Nord "Department" of Haiti. Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the country of the Dominican Republic.
There are many large Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) operating in Haiti, with the majority located in and around the Capitol city of Port-Au-Prince (PAP). Travel to LaVictoire from PAP is both time consuming and difficult. Consequently, many needed services are not available to the rural, mountainous towns like LaVictoire. Providing help to this under-served location is the focus of Friends of LaVic.
As a small organization we know we are not able to meet every need of those living in the area, but we know we can do something to make a difference! We are working to counteract the illiteracy and malnutrition that are the result of generational poverty in Haiti by making an education available to those who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend school.
Donations to FOL are used to provide employment for 16 local individuals who work at either the Olive Foundation School or Orphanage. In addition, your help makes it possible to provide a daily hot meal for the 215 students at the school and the school staff.
By providing the opportunity for an education and nutrition we have also begun the long-term vision of FOL, which is to work with the residents of the community to develop sustainable sources of food and income.
Friends of LaVic is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)3 public charity
You can partner with Friends of LaVic by clicking on any green DONATE button
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Your support and contributions will enable us to improve the lives of the children living in poverty conditions in rural LaVictoire, Haiti. We greatly appreciate your donation. God bless you!