Haiti Mission

The #1 goal of the HAITI MISSION is to provide support for the children living at Pastor W's orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  

Without this orphanage, many of the children would be starving on the streets of Port Au Prince.  Pastor and his family not only provide daily basic needs for the children, but also make sure that they all attend school and participate in his church. 

The Mission Committee is thankful for your continued support of Pastor Widelson and his orphanage in Haiti.   Our congregation's generosity has enabled us to support the Pastor since 1999.  Also, a special THANK YOU  to everyone who has donated to our mission trips to Haiti

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    Opportunities to Give

"Simply Giving"
Thrivent offers a program that will automatically debit amounts from your bank account.  Forms are available on the Haiti Mission bulletin board outside Church Office


Wish List
The Mission group has assembled a list of items that would be appreciated for our friends in Haiti.  List is available on the Haiti Mission bulletin board outside Church Office


Education Fund
St Paul's supported university education for 9 Haitians during the 2017-2018 school year.  If interested in donating to support education in Haiti, please designate donation as "Haiti Education"

 


HAITI MISSION TRIPS

 St. Paul's typically sends a group of members to visit  the orphanage in Haiti every two years, with each traveler paying their own way.   

Interested?   Check out previous mission trips below.
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July 2019 - JOIN US!
We are planning a trip to Haiti to teach English, computers and woodworking. 


July 2017 - Computers & English
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A team from St. Paul's traveled to Haiti mid July to teach English and computer to the children at the orphanage and at Pastor's church.  We brought MANY computers, school supplies, games and puzzles. 
  



August 2016 - Wedding & Quilts
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Heather & Rob attended the wedding of Pastor's son in Haiti, and delivered 37 quilts to the orphanage.  

click on link to view the 
(quilts sewn for orphanage)



July  2014 - Music and Art 
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A team from St. Paul's traveled to Haiti in July to teach music and art to the children at the orphanage and Pastor's church.  We brought MANY musical instruments & art supplies.  
Click on link to view the 


March 2013 - Bus for Haiti
Pastor Widelson requested a school bus for transporting the orphans and members of his congregation to church, and God has provided!   We  received a bus (donated),  filled it with supplies & food and sent it to Haiti.   
Bus in Customs
Click on link to view more information about the Bus for Haiti


November  2012 - Medical clinics 
Also, Pastor W. receives his US Visa.


November 2011 - Computer Training


November  2010 - Medical clinics 
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November  2008 - Medical clinics
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November  2003 - Medical clinics

1999 - Support begins
 After presenting information to the Church Council about Pastor and his work in Haiti, St Paul’s Lutheran Church begins their support for Pastor's orphanage

1998 - Introduction
Bonnie (St Paul's church member) visits Haiti and introduced to Pastor's orphanage

with GOD all things are possible.

Mission Moment & Meetings

 The Mission Commission updates the congregation on our Haiti Mission during worship services on the 4th Sunday of the month.  During the Mission Moment, an offering is collected for the children of Pastor's orphanage.


Interested in learning more about our Haiti mission?  Attend our next monthly meeting  on Mission Sundays at 9:30am,  


Want even MORE Information?

Contact Rob Irwin. 
763-242-5954


 Click on this link to "experience"  drive through Port-au-Prince Haiti: Driving in Haiti [video]

Port-au-Prince, November 2008 (before earthquake)



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