Monday, March 09, 2015

Seeing is Believing

IMG_2929For the first time ever, the RMI Board traveled to Haiti during the last week in February to see and experience RMI’s many ministries first hand as well as meet and encourage our growing staff.  Despite a busy schedule, it was a rewarding, insightful experience for everyone. 

In 2 days they:

  • Visited a school to see a hot lunch program in action.  The Board members actually handed out the food.  Toured the new RMI office at Cite Lumiere in Les Cayes 
  • IMG_3080Visited a Rastavic school where there are several Hope for Kidz sponsored kids 
  • Visited a Homes for Haiti home in the Simon neighborhood, toured the home and prayed with the widow that lives there with her 2 little girls 
  • Joined the RMI staff for morning devotions (given by Board chairman, Tim Osborne) after which the Board members washed the staff’s feet and prayed with them 
  • Met with Pastor Emile Alneve, the president of MEBSH, the Haitian church association we partner with and prayed with him 
  • Toured Cite Lumiere Christian School where our missionary kids attend 
  • IMG_3279Toured 2 RMI facilities in the local village area where 3 RMI missionary families are living 
  • Had a short visit with Jules Gedna (RMI’s former administrator) at his home (Note - his health is holding steady.  He was in Haiti for a short time and has now returned to the states to continue his cancer treatments.)

On the evening of the second day and the third day in-country the Board meeting took place.  Being at RMI’s Retreat Center on the Caribbean was an added bonus.  All in all it was an excellent trip.  You can see more pictures HERE.

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