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 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
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 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.