#1 – Reliable Transportation
Since the beginning of JUST MERCY in 2010, an old 1995 Toyota pick-up has been used to haul people, supplies, medicine, plants, and whatever was needed to get the job done. Most of the travel is on unpaved rocky four wheel drive roads.
This truck has broken down numerous times and been repaired. To travel in this vehicle, especially to carry teams of people who come to help serve from other countries, is now dangerous! The time has come and we need another vehicle to continue doing the work JUST MERCY has been doing in Haiti over the past 12 years.
Almost everything else that we do depends upon having reliable transportation. It is vital that a newer vehicle is obtained if we are to continue serving in the remote places in Haiti where JUST MERCY brings God’s message of love and hope to “the least of these”. Please consider helping with this important basic foundational need!
#2 – A Teacher Home/Depot for Janou!
JUST MERCY is closing in on the completion of a church/school building with a cistern in the mountain village of Janou Children currently walk a six hour round trip to attend school at the closest village. The people have to walk a three hour round trip to haul water for daily needs. It is exciting to see this project coming together.
However, the school cannot function without a teacher and to find a teacher willing to stay in this primitive mountain village, a small home and depot for supplies will need to be built. With the increase in prices for everything these days, we estimate the home /depot will cost at least $25,000.
Would you please consider giving so that these children can receive an education and knowledge about the Father’s love for them?
#3 – Marine Habitats!!!
One of the most important things JUST MERCY has done the last few years is build marine habitats. The ocean fish that sustain people in so many coastal villages is disappearing as commercial fishermen come into the area and cast their mile long nets, pulling in everything that comes into the nets. The future fish supply is being seriously depleted.
Each reef costs between $2000 and $3000 for labor and material. Besides the funds, scuba teams are needed to come from the US to help assemble these habitats in the sea.
These habitats will last for generations! This is the one truly sustainable project we have done to help ensure a future food supply for the Haitian fishing villages. Our target is to construct 5 – 10 of these marine habitats each year. Please give and come to help us continue this project.
#4 – Finishing the church in Baiu de Mesle
JUST MERCY has been helping the poor fishing village of Baiu de Mesle over the last year to finish a church building that the villagers had started. A foundation and walls were completed last winter and in March the roof was completed, allowing the congregation to have church for the first time under the new roof on Palm Sunday!
The building is still in need of additional concrete work, windows, doors, benches and other basics in order to make it functional. Approximately $15,000 is needed to finish this church which will be a huge blessing to the people of Baiu de Mesle.
#5 – A “Service/Resting Place” at Baiu de Mesle
During the past year, JUST MERCY has funded the building of a meeting house for the church in Baiu de Mesle, a poor seaside village on the coast of Haiti. JUST MERCY has become a part of this local congregation and would like to spend more time there in a pastoral role.
A building is needed to house us, mission groups, and supplies. Currently, supplies are bought on the mainland of Haiti, boated to Ile a Vache, and then boated back across to the mainland when needed to help the villages of Baiu de Mesle and others, especially the mountain village of Janou.
Land next to the sea has been purchased and leveled, waiting for the construction of a building which is in the planning stages. Would you consider giving and being a part of blessing so many?