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Christ Church in Haiti

Christ Church Scholarship Program Helps Longtime Friends from Cange

Meet Jean Rene Jean Gilles and Jerome Ebrison. These two studious, young men were supported through scholarships to enroll at CFFL, PIA’s vocational agricultural school. This year, their perseverance paid off - they were accepted, and are now graduates of CFFL’s freshman class.

Celebrating St. Francis of Assisi

Our St. Francis garden on the CFFL campus has quite an upstate history!

A Message from the Graduates of CFFL

Centre de Formation Fritz Lafontant Vocational School (CFFL), in Corporant, Haiti, strives to invest in the future by helping the people of Haiti learn how to help themselves. Christ Church and its parishioners have supported some of these students through scholarships, and Partners in Agriculture and the graduates of CFFL would like to thank Christ Church. We’re proud to say that these talented graduates are ready to take their places in the real world.

Haiti Ministries

Christ Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina (EDUSC) have partnered with the Episcopal Church (Eglise Bon Saveur) and the people of Cange, Haiti for over 30 years. During this time the people have received water, food, healthcare, and an education. Continue reading to learn how you can be a part of this life-giving ministry, or view this special video to learn more about our mission work in Cange.

Haiti Donations
Our friends in Haiti have asked that, instead of shipping items that have been collected in the United States, that monetary donations be sent so that items can be purchased within the country to boost the local economy. If you have items that you would like to donate, we recommend sending items to Goodwill, Miracle Hill, the Habitat Restore or Salvation Army.

Projects Serving Haiti

Zanmi Agrikol (Partners in Agriculture)
What started as a small demonstration garden in Cange has become a significant resource for the people of the Central Plateau. Zanmi Agrikol/Partners in Agriculture is a signature ministry of Christ Church created by members Gillaine and Charles Warne. Its purpose is to eliminate the crisis of malnutrition in the Central Plateau. Food is being grown to be distributed to hospitals and clinics of Partners in Health, malnutrition centers, and schools. It is also sold in the local markets. The garden in Cange and the 100 acre farm in Corporant have become demonstration centers. The two major products are NOURIMIL and NOURIMANBA. Corn, beans, coffee, and peanuts are harvested, processed and distributed to PIH. Farmers are being taught to restore their lands with seeds and tools.

Contact: Charles and Gillaine Warne at 864.232.8274.

Gillaine Warne reflects on 2015 in a letter to PIA supporters. Check it out!

Centre de Formation Fritz Lafontant Vocational School (CFFL)
Father Fritz Lafontant once stated "to invest in Education is to invest in the Future". The vocational school in Corporant, Haiti is striving to invest in the future by helping the people of Haiti learn how to help themselves. CFFL is a school for vocational trades and agronomy in Haiti's Central Plateau. The goal of CFFL is to train a generation of young Haitians who will lead their communities out of poverty through sustainable local agriculture production in an environment that promotes service to the common good. Click here for more information and pictures of CFFL.

Contact: Charles and Gillaine Warne at 864.232.8274.

Several students at CFFL sent Christ Church letters of thanks and gratitude for their education. Read them below!
Letter from Roselaure Lamontagne
Letter from Barthelemy Andy
Letter from Brian Vic Paulvercl
Letter from Frontil Kerline

Partners in Agriculture/Family Assistance Program
The Partners in Agriculture/Family Assistance Program is a project that combats the crisis of malnutrition in the Central Plateau by producing and distributing food to the people of this area. It educates, encourages, and assists these people to grow their own food, helping them to become self-sufficient. Each family involved is interviewed and its needs are assessed. Expert counsel is given in nutrition and agriculture. Families are provided seeds, trees and tools. Some families even receive a goat! This is a ministry that gives families opportunities to return to each new participating family, new seeds, baby goats and their own experiences and successes in harvesting and animal husbandry.

Contact: Charles and Gillaine Warne at 864.232.8274.

Artisans Center

Founded by Mrs. Jackie Williams, a Christ Church membery, the Artisans Center employs local people to make a range ofproducts including rugs, pottery, textiles, and other art. These products are sold in Cange as well as in several parishes in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina with proceeds supporting the Artisans Center. Learn more about these art works.

Partners in Haiti

World Missions Committee

World Missions Committee
The World Missions Committee is a group of people from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina who are committed to our work in Haiti. The mission statement of the World Missions Committee is:

In order to maintain and advance education, public health, and economic development in Cange, Haiti and environs, the EDUSC will:
• Address the short term and long term funding and leadership needs
• Develop a new model of sustainability that will create independence and interdependence in 5 – 10 years, shifting the culture from entitlement to resilience.

Zanmi Lasante (Partners in Health)

As Zanmi Lasante/Partners in Health has developed into one of the largest medical providers in Haiti, Christ Church continues to partner in several specialties including an Eye Clinic whose Ophthalmologists serve over 300 patients and perform approximately 20 surgeries each week. For more information on the Eye Clinic contact Darrell Jervey, M.D.

Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries

Clemson engineering students helped to install the new water pumps inCange in 2012 using the same techniques from the instillation of theoriginal water pump in 1985. CEDC is led by David Vaughn, a Fluorengineer and member of Holy Trinity Clemson. The mission of ClemsonEngineers for Developing Countries is to work with local communities inthe Central Plateau of Haiti to develop sustainable solutions thatimprove quality of life through interdisciplinary student-ledinitiatives that embody core values of accountability, commitment andservice in partnership with Clemson University, non-profitorganizations, and industry. Learn more about CEDC.

How can you get involved in Haiti Missions?

Go to Haiti

Go on one of the biannual trips to Haiti to learn more about ourministries in the Central Plateau, meet our partners, and work side by side with our Haitian neighbors. Contact Faith in Action for more information.