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Visit with Actionnel this month

Actionnel will be in the U.S. this month. His schedule includes a variety of area churches. We hope you’ll have an opportunity to greet him. Please feel free to bring a letter for your sponsorship child as Actionnel would be happy to bring it back to Haiti.

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Life’s Essentials: Water

By: Melissa MacIver, SouthPark Church On March 27, 2019, a new team headed to Bayonnais - 13 in all, representing SouthPark Church, Light of Christ UMC, and Ballantyne Rotary Club.  We were the first to go to Haiti in weeks, due to the recent civil unrest. 

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Actionnel’s Spring visit to U.S.

Its that time of year again, when we are planning for Actionnel’s spring visit to the US. The dates are set for May 3–20th. Actionnel is available to preach on three Sundays (May 5, 12, and 19) and for fellowship/teaching opportunities at churches. He will also be available during the week for one on one or small group meetings, as his schedule allows.

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You are making a difference!

In November, we featured a Q&A with Pastor Actionnel Fleurisma who spoke to the challenges they face funding school operations and the impact that was having on providing a daily meal to the students due to the many headwinds (inflation, cost of imports, teacher’s salaries to name a few). You responded to the call!!!

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We Hear You

Thank you again for your generous donations and for all of your prayers and support of our family in Bayonnais. The giving Tuesday drive for additional funds resulted in $17,045, thank you!

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Haiti Youth Giving Back

Dorvens Chancy is an eleventh grade student at the ICB School. This summer he spent six weeks volunteering at Wings of Hope in Jacmel, Haiti.

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Youth Entrepreneurs

World of God is back at it again with a commitment to support the vision of the Bayonnais community: "To create a community where there are opportunities for every person in Bayonnais to be able to thrive."

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Fill That Bus

Friends of OFCB are procuring a bus for OFCB in Bayonnais. This provides us with an opportunity to send much needed supplies directly to OFCB. The bus will be parked at various churches throughout Charlotte (see schedule below) from August 1-September 19.

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Entrepreneur Bayonnais

In the May Challenge, we shared the wonderful training course for the Entrepreneur Program in Bayonnais, which the Bayonnaisians learned in October 2107. Here we share some of the businesses that were started.

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Actionnel’s May U.S. Visit

We are excited with all of the enthusiasm about Actionnel’s visit this month. He will be visiting many area churches as we look to find additional sponsors for children in Bayonnais. Look through the events calendar and know that you are welcome to attend any of the events listed. We hope you will find at least one opportunity to catch up with Actionnel during his visit.

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