Haiti is located approximately 750 miles southeast of Florida and just to the east of Cuba. Haiti occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic.
There are many large Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) operating in Haiti, with the majority operating in and around the Capitol city of Port-Au-Prince (PAP). Consequently, many important services are not available in the less populated, mountainous regions in the country not located near PAP. LaVictoire is one such region. There are few opportunities for those living in the area to access needed resources. Providing hope to this under-served location is the focus of Friends of LaVic.
Donations to FOL provide the resources to pay the salaries of the 16 Haitian employees who are employed by the Olive Foundation School and Orphanage. FOL also provides meals for the 210 students and the staff at the School and the children and staff at the orphanage.
As a small organization we know we can not currently address every need of those living in the area, but we know we can do “something” to make a difference. The long-term vision for FOL is to work with the residents of the community to develop sustainable sources of income and food.
There are 12 precious children living at the Orphanage. By supporting Friends of LaVic they receive, food, clothing, education, medical attention and are being disciples to follow Jesus.
There is a faithful 4 member staff on site caring for the children through your support as well.
To sponsor one of the children for $60 monthly please click on the Donate
button below and choose Orphanage from the drop down designation box.
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. The School is staffed by six teachers and a Principal.
The cost to provide each student with a uniform, a hot lunch in addition to their education is $30 a month.
To underwrite one student’s education monthly click on the donate button below and choose "School" from the drop down designation.
Countless children roam the streets with little to no guidance. Their laughter and joy hide their empty stomachs as many of these families have little to no consistent food.
Our team member, Troy Stocker, has started raising the support he will need to be a full time worker with these children. He will seek to disciple children in the community with the goal of providing nutrition through weekly Bible programs and training for locals to expand the gospel to the least of these.
To partner with Troy in his ministry to these children please click on the Donate button below and choose Troy from the drop down designation box.
God has called us to help raise support to improve the lives of the children and their families in the rural area of LaVictoire, Haiti. In September, 2017 we founded Friends of LaVic to help tell others about the unmet needs of the Olive Foundation School and Orphanage.
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." Jeremiah 29:11
Pastor Aculas and Elianie have two beautiful sons and a thriving ministry which includes two chunches besides the Olive Foundation Orphanage and School.
God has given him great compassion for the people of LaVictoire and surrounding area. He has vision and faith to carry out the gospel and see Christ's Kingdom expand through preaching and serving these people.
But I am like an olive tree thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God’s unfailing love.
Troy joined the team in 2017. He has a passion and calling to disciple and
serve the children of Haiti.
We are pleased to announce Troy will be moving to La Victoire to be a full time children's pastor sometime in 2019. He will work under and alongside Pastor Aculas as a team to expand Christ's Kingdom. Troy will be ministering to local children through Bible programs, food programs and serving families in the community. He will also be active in discipleship of the Olive Foundation Orphanage children.
TROY NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT TO HELP HIM FULFILL THIS CALL. HE CURRENTLY NEEDS TO RAISE $2,000 A MONTH TO BE FULL TIME
IN LA VICTOIRE
And I will deliver you from all your un-cleanness. And I will summon the grain and make it abundant and lay no famine upon you. I will make the fruit of the tree and the increase of the field abundant, that you may never again suffer the disgrace of famine among the nations.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR GIFT ANY AMOUNT.
Unless designated, all donations will
go to the General Operating Fund.
To designate to one of the sponsorship funds
click on the Drop Down Box on the Donation Page.
which includes their education,
a uniform and a nutritious meal at lunch.
$30/mo per student
or a one time gift of $360/year
which includes all living
and school expenses
$60/mo per child
or a one time gift of $720/year
$75/mo or a one time gift of $900/year
Troy sponsor ship needs are $2,000 a month.
Any monthly or one time gifts are greatly appreciated.
This amount covers travel, housing,
food and supplies needed to do this ministry.
OR A ONE TIME GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT
Your gift can also be mailed to:
Joy to the World Foundation
ATTN: Friends of LaVic
5550 Tech Cemter Drive Suite 305
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Checks must be made payable to:
Joy to the World Foundation
Please add Friends of LaVic
to the memo on your check,
to ensure it will be credited to our account.