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


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.

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?

Rob Irwin

robanero42@gmail.com 763-242-5954

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"

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

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


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.

July 2019 - JOIN US!

They saw their reflection in the camera lens and when the shutter opened and closed they laughed.

We are planning a trip to Haiti to teach English, computers and woodworking.

July 2017 - Computers & English


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


Quilts sewn for orphanage

Heather & Rob attended the wedding of Pastor's son in Haiti, and delivered 37 Quilts for Haiti to the orphanage.

July 2014 - Music and Art


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

Haiti Music Trip Blog

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 2009

Medical clinics

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November 2008

Medical clinics


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

More photos

from our Haiti Mission Trips are available at http://rirwin.smugmug.com/Haiti

with GOD all things are possible.