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