New Dorms in Haiti and Rwanda Orphanages

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New Dorms in Haiti and Rwanda Orphanages

 

Cathy Payne Global Missions Coordinator

Cathy Payne
Global Missions Coordinator

We have enjoyed an exciting few months in two of our One Child Fund orphanage campuses: Haiti and Rwanda. Since the first of the year, both orphanage ministries have completed a phase of construction in the ongoing effort to build and restore dormitory facilities.

December was a month of excitement for Haiti as dedication day included national leaders from within Haiti, international leaders from the Church of God of Prophecy, German leaders from Global Aid Network, and individuals who, as children, had lived in or were raised at the orphanage.

There was a short informal program which included expressions of gratitude to those who had supported this phase of completion. The crowd gathered at the entry door, the red ribbon was cut, and then everyone proceeded into the new girls’ dormitory facility. What an exciting moment! The boys’ dormitory is also nearing completion and is scheduled to be in full use by June.

This accomplishment brings us far past the complete destruction we experienced at the Haiti facility after the earthquake of 2010. We celebrate the faithfulness of our God and praise Him for these new dormitories. The next project has already begun at the orphanage site—the completion of the new school!

Late last year, I traveled to the orphanage building near Kigali, Rwanda, to celebrate the completion of Phase 1. This particular phase has initiated the resettling of some of the 300 orphaned children who are now being cared for in the homes of our members throughout Rwanda. Phase 1 will ultimately accommodate the first 80 children while construction continues on the next two phases of the plan.

We also celebrate the construction of the new kitchen which will prepare food for our children at the orphanage as well as assist in feeding the children who currently attend the COGOP Free School at the national property.

We rejoice in the Lord for all He has led us to complete. We also thank all of the One Child Fund donors, Helping Hand contributors, and the Harvest Partners who gave through project giving to make both of these projects a reality!

Thank you for ministering to the littlest, the loneliest, and the least.

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