In July 2015, 17 people from First Baptist Church Kannapolis traveled to Haiti. First Baptist has had an interest in Haiti since the earthquake of 2010 that devastated that country and its people.
On the 2015 trip, we became aware of Emmanuel Orphanage located in Titiyan, Haiti. This orphanage is home to 46 children from 3 years to 18 years old.
When we saw the orphanage for the first time, it was a dismal sight. The children did not have enough to eat. They had metal bunk beds and most of the children were without mattresses. They had cardboard laid on metal springs to sleep on. There is no electricity, no running water, and no toilet facilities.
It was heartbreaking to see the living situation of these children. There is no public education available to the children of Emmanuel Orphanage. Education has to be paid for. Without support from people like us there is no future for many of Haiti’s children.
After seeing and hearing of the plight of the children of Emmanuel Orphanage, we felt that God led us to these children and that we must help.
An American-educated Haitian doctor, Dr. Vladimyr Roseau, runs/manages the Alpha Omega Medical Ministry (ALOM). There are two more doctors working with Dr. Vlad-- Dr. Merline, who is married to Dr. Vlad, and Dr. Francese, who also provides medical assistance to the people of Haiti and the children of Emmanuel Orphanage.
Our team returned home in July 2015 to put together a plan to help the children of Emmanuel Orphanage.
In the early Fall, First Baptist Church of Kannapolis began to contribute to Emmanuel. We have been able to improve their lives considerably. The children are now having enough to eat, they have mattresses to sleep on that we purchased. School is paid for through the rest of this school year.
We returned to Haiti in January, 2016 with 6 team members. We were able to see the difference that FBC-K is making in the lives of these precious children.
Will you please help us to sustain the work that has been started in Haiti? It is no accident that our team was led to Emmanuel Orphanage in July. We are making a difference in the lives of 46 children by providing for their immediate needs as well as their future.
These children are truly “the least of these.”
"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
~Matthew 25:40b (NIV)