2017–2019 Mission Grant 10
Christian Eldercare Home in Haiti
Ministry in Mission
Haiti is a nation in need of special attention. Since the earthquake in 2010, Lutheran baptisms in Haiti have been multiplied beyond expectations and Lutheran church attendance is increasing. However physical and spiritual needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ are left unmet. A center for the elderly people who have outlived their families, and some of whom are currently living in tents and deplorable conditions, is planned to be built on the same property where an orphanage was constructed in 2014. The children will have grandparents and the elderly will have children to make them smile. The center, built with funds supplied by this grant, would result in a dwelling with clean water, suitable waste containment, beds, food, and care for these forgotten people. Ministry in Mission desires to fulfill the intent of creating a true community for Haitian Lutherans by providing a safe living environment for all Haitians in the surrounding area and particularly the forgotten elderly society.
WHEREAS, The Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ is to make disciples of all nations, He also calls His people to travel in the footsteps of St. Paul to foreign soil; and
WHEREAS, God has completed the LCMS Lutheran Village construction project in Haiti for mercy and Gospel outreach to Haitian Lutherans and unchurched citizens; and
WHEREAS, Ministry in Mission, an RSO of the LCMS, has continued to work in Haiti for nine years as a conduit to support and encourage The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti; and
WHEREAS, The mission includes construction of homes and churches, promoting and supporting feeding programs for the children and elderly, teaching and serving fellow Christians and evangelizing non-Christians, understanding that help is needed to provide shelter and care for the elderly; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the delegates gathered at the 2017 Lutheran Women's Missionary League Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, vote the sum of $100,000 to help fund Christian Eldercare Home in Haiti.