HSLC's Partnership with VOH

Holy Spirit Church has over a 20 year relationship with the Village of Hope (VoH) in Ganthier, Haiti. The VoH is sponsored by the Lazarus Project which is a group of over sixty Lutheran Churches and various other churches and organizations throughout the world. These groups unite to sponsor over 700 preschool through high school students; support a community health care center at the VoH; and conduct several yearly mission trips to the VoH.  To learn more about the Village of Hope, log on to: www.villageofhopehaiti.org . You will find a downloadable brochure. This brochure contains information about the Village of Hope/Lazarus Project and explains various ways you can support this important ministry.


Mission Trips To Haiti


Click below to read the latest Village of Hope Newsletter:

September 2018 Village of Hope Newsletter

Recent News from the Village of Hope

Update 03/11/2019:  The VoH School and Health Center are up and running again after a 2 week closure.  Our Field Directors, Rob and Trish Low, are back and schedules at both the school and health center are pretty much normal at this time.  All classes are completely full and the kids especially are glad to be back at their studies.  All services at the health center are available to patients and many people from the surrounding area have been coming for help.  Unfortunately, unrest can break out again at anytime.  Mission Team visits are cancelled for March.  The  VoH staff will continue to monitor the situation and determine when team activities will resume.   Please continue to pray for peace in Haiti!   Check the Village of Hope Facebook page often for current news.


Since the beginning of 2019, much unrest has plagued Haiti, mostly in the capital of Port-au-Prince.  The people are at-odds with the government over increases in the price of diesel which is used to fuel vehicles.  Demonstrations have been frequent and very disruptive.

 

The VoH Board of Directors wants us to know that after 25 years of successful ministry in Haiti, this crisis will not stop the Village of Hope.  Yes, the school and the health center are closed for the time being since the teachers and staff cannot get to the VoH due to roadblocks. Our on-site Directors are currently in the states and team trips have been temporarily suspended.  The VoH Board continues to work diligently to keep the ministry going.  The Directors are in constant contact with the VoH staff, including School Principal Clovis and Health Center Director, Doctor Joseph.  Our Directors, Rob and Trish Low, will return to Haiti as soon as things calm down and supplies become available again. 

 

Our HSLC Medical Team is scheduled to go to Haiti in early May, however, we will wait for word from Director Low assuring us that it is safe to fly into the country and travel to our daily clinic sites. Safety is always our first concern.

 

Please pray for the people of Haiti and the Village of Hope Ministry.

Sponsor A Child At VOH

You can support the Village of Hope by sponsoring a student.  Your annual sponsorship will give the gift of education and health care to the student.  If you would like information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Julia Soistman. Email: jrsoistman@aol.com. Cell phone: 443-243-0886.