About Us

Introduction

Light of Christ ministries started after the earthquake in 2010 when so many children lost not only their homes but their parents. These children needed not just a roof over their head but a place they could call home. Esaie Jean Louis, the orphanage director, an orphan himself along with his brother Jean Gary knew that they could not stand by and watch kids become a victim to slavery and sold to families as child labor. They prayed as to what God was directing them to do. At that time a call was placed on their lives to start a children's home for children who had lost their parents from the devastating earthquake. Presently, there are 16 boys and girls at the LCM Children's Home. Jean Gary took the call in starting a school in the village of Titanyen where local kids could get an education as without learning and having that knowledge it limits the possibilities for the future of soo many kids. Presently there are over 500 kids in grades Kindergarten to 6th grade.

We are presently in the process of getting the land which has been purchased as the future home of Light of Christ Children's Home. We will be breaking ground the summer of 2014 on building the walls around the land and than building the homes in which these children will be able to become their home. Will you consider helping them in securing their future home not just physically but also their home where they will be able to grow, learn, and be feed spiritually in their walk with God.

Meet the Board of Directors

Jean & Sally

Jean & Sally

Jean and Sally Georges have had a strong bond to Haiti for many years. Jean was born and raised in Haiti for 33 years before moving to Indiana to join his wife Sally and their newborn daughter Brooklyn in 2008. Jean lived much of his life in the village of Tityanen where LCM is now located. He has wanted to make a difference in the very same village that he spent so much of his life and impact those children and their families to give them the hope that just as Jesus if the light of the World, they as Haitians are the light of Tityanen and Haiti. One by one their light will shine brighter and brighter until all of Tityanen will be lit for Christ.

Sally first came to Haiti in July 2001 with a high school group under Youth for Christ. She fell in love with the children immediately and returned back to Haiti the very next year in 2002. One trip lead to another where she did a summer intern at the Mission of Hope where she had met Jean, her future husband. In the spring of 2005, she accepted a teaching position at a christian school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lived there for 2 years while teaching various classes from PE elementary to high school yearbook and computer classes. Her love though for the kids and bringing them hope for a better tomorrow never died and wanted to make a difference in the lives of Haitian children.

Jean and Sally Georges have three children and reside in Indiana. Their oldest son, Rondyson, age 15 is from Haiti and looking forward to his first return back to Haiti. Brooklyn, age 6 is in Kindergarden and has been to Haiti when she was 2 years old and again at the age of 5. Youngest son, Martin, age 2 made his first trip to Haiti in June 2013.


Samantha & Kyle

Samantha & Kyle

Kyle had an opportunity to visit Haiti during a mission trip in high school. He immediately fell in love with the people, the culture, and most importantly, the faith in God. Kyle is honored to be part of the board of directors for LCM in Haiti, and looks forward to yearly trips to this special country, where he shares God's love with the people of Haiti.

Samantha went to Haiti for the first time in June of 2013. It was a trip that forever changed her perspective, depended her gratitude for daily life, and strengthened her faith. She hopes to do various fundraisers each year for LCM in Haiti, including one to make sure each of the 16 children receive Christmas gifts.


Mike

Mike

Mike Votaw is an Indiana business man that was first introduced to Haiti in 2004 on a church mission trip. In 2005 he returned to Haiti leading a team of his employees and others as part of a project to complete electrical power and lighting at Mission of Hope. In the process he began to forge relationships with some Haitians and began to have a heart connection with Haiti. Shortly after the second trip he began a strong friendship with Jean Georges ("George") and, through him, was made aware of some Christian brothers in Titanyen that were providing orphan care and Christian education. He has since felt called to assist these Haitians in ministering to the needs of their community. He has been back to Haiti on several occasions and through George has maintained contact with the Village of Titanyen. He helped establish Light of Christ Ministries in Haiti ,along with Jean Georges, Sally Georges, Kyle Dietz, and Samantha Dietz in July of 2013 to continue to advocate for the community of Titanyen.