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It is with sadness that I must let all of you, who follow the ministry of Love the Children, know that Pastor Choulou has died.

Pastor Choulou and members of his church have been at the center of all our work in southern Haiti. On my first visit there, he and Elders from his church explained to me how God would use the establishment of a school to give hope to the children and transform the community. From that first trip when we shared the back of a motorcycle taxi to get there to my last trip when we celebrated communion together on his porch, we were good friends sharing in God’s work. He will be missed by all those in the community around Larevwa and everyone from Love the Children who had the opportunity to meet him. Pastor Choulou will be sorely missed by me.

Fortunately, he was a leader who discipled and prepared others to carry out his ministry in his absence. He prepared Marcel Justin and Pierre Guito to become the Pastors. I met them on my first visit to Larevwa and have gotten to know them since. They both teach in the elementary school and together they established and teach in the Taryn Center adult education program. They both have lead and served the church in a competent and caring manner, in Pastor Choulou’s absence. I have full confidence that God has called them to lead the church. Love the Children is happy to continue our partnership with the church.

Information for our North American donors – In addition to the grants and donations that Love the Children, Inc. makes to support EMEL, the Taryn Center and Morton Kid’s Program, we pay rent on behalf of EMEL to the church and make a small monthly donation to the church’s benevolence fund. Until his death, the church benevolence fund was administered by Pastor Choulou. Love the Children will continue to donate to the benevolence fund. We understand that the benevolence fund will continue to be administered by the Pastors, at the direction of the church board.

With your help, the People of the 9th Communal Sector of Bainet can have a Clinic.

A dream coming true.

Four years ago, Love the Children partnered with Moorings Presbyterian Church and Medical Benevolence Foundation to sponsor Liliane Baptiste from the village of Chaumeil Haiti to attend FSIL Nursing School. That was the beginning of the dream to have a medical clinic and birthing center in this little part of rural south Haiti. Liliane was graduated last Friday with her Bachelors degree in Nursing and will be returning to her home community to provide medical services.

Love the Children has identified a desperate need in Haiti and is inviting you to partner with us and the Taryn Community Center in Haiti to develop and operate a medical clinic and Love the Children has identified a desperate need in Haiti and is inviting you to partner with us and the Taryn birthing center in the remote village of Larevwa. The people in this rural area in South East Haiti currently have virtually no healthcare available to them. The closest small hospital is a two-hour drive away, the closest modern hospital is more than three hours away. During the rainy season, the area is completely isolated due high water in the Bainet River that separates them from the rest of the island.

Health Care in Rural Haiti

and how the Taryn Center will change it in the 9th Communal Section of Bainet, Haiti.

Haiti ranks last in the western hemisphere for adequate healthcare. There are only 25 physicians, 11 nurses and 1 midwife per 100,000 population. Only one-fourth of births are attended by a skilled health professional.

Most rural areas have no access to health care, making residents susceptible to otherwise treatable diseases. Deficient sanitation systems, poor nutrition, and inadequate health services have pushed Haiti to the bottom of the World Bank’s rankings of health indicators. According to the United Nations World Food Program, 80 percent of Haiti’s population lives below the poverty line. In fact, 75% of the Haitian population lives on less than $2.50 per day. Consequently, malnutrition is a significant problem. The World Health Organization estimates that only 43 percent of the target population receives the recommended immunizations. In 2013, there were approximately 800 primary care facilities in Haiti, with only 43% of these facilities being classified as good for accessible care. The 2015 maternal mortality rate per 100,000 births for Haiti was 359. The under age 5 mortality rate, per 1,000 births is 89 and the neonatal mortality was 28 per 1000. The lifetime risk of death for pregnant women is 1 in 93. Political, economic, and social instability of the country has resulted in insufficient resources to educate and provide care for pregnant women. Lilian and Cassandra Teaching Children about Hygiene We have made considerable progress in nutrition and clean water in the area where we work. However, this area is relatively remote and has little access to adequate healthcare. We have recently purchased property in the village of Larevwa are now in the beginning stages of building a medical clinic. We have been able to assist Lilian Baptiste in her work toward a degree in nursing at FSIL, which is part of the Episcopal University in Leogane Haiti. Lilian has recently completing her fourth year of classes and is now completing her clinicals and theses. She will be graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in December of 2020. She is hoping to go on to receive her Master’s Degree and license as a Nurse Practitioner. When Lilian completes her education, she will return to Larevwa where she will serve the community in the medical clinic. Because of the extreme shortage of healthcare providers in Haiti, Nurse Practitioners are authorized to provide diagnoses and treatment without the supervision of a Doctor. We have, however, made contact with hospitals in Port au Prince area and discussed the possibility of developing a relationship between the clinic that we establish and the hospital. We have also been working with another graduating nursing student who will serve the community by working in the clinic. Cassandra Mirtyl Vanelie, like Lilian, is very interested in returning to her home village to practice nursing. We will assist Cassandra to go on and receive a master’s degree and certification as a midwife. Lilian and Cassandra have worked together in the community by putting on hygiene demonstrations and distributing supplies to the children in Larevwa. While funding for the clinic and birthing center has been interrupted by the corona virus, Love the Children and Taryn Community Center are continuing to move ahead with our plans for this crucial medical facility. Already, the men of the village, along with many of the high school children are leveling the lot and digging for the footer. Next, we will help them buy the materials and they will begin to manufacture concrete blocks. As funds become available, we will help them purchase other necessary building materials and they will supply 100% of the labor. Please help us with a gift, designated to the Taryn Medical Resource Center.

Our In-country Staff

Haitians ministering to Haitians

Love the Children is very proud of our In-country staff. We believe that every member is the perfect person for the position that they hold.

Louissaint Destin - In-Country Director

The in-country staff is headed by Louissaint Destin, better known to us as Junior. Junior was one of the young men who introduced the rural village of Larevwa to Bob and inspired the creation of Love the Children. Junior has been very instrumental in getting the support of the local villagers and encouraging them to do everything that is necessary to make life better for the children in that part of Haiti. As the In-country Director, Junior is responsible for supervising the Principal of the Evangelique Mixte Ecole de Lavevoir (EMEL) and the Director of Taryn Budd Memorial Educational Research Center (Taryn Center). He is also responsible for maintaining relationships with the churches and schools in the area. Junior has planted and maintains demonstration gardens where he teaches advanced agricultural methods to farmers. He also teaches English. Enis Choulou The Principal of EMEL, (Evangelic Co-ed School of Larevoir), is Enis Choulou. Enis has been the Principal at EMEL since it’s conception. He was the one who created the plans for the school, took the plans to the Haitian Department of Education and executed the plan. Without Enis’ knowledge of the Haitian education system and his hard work, it is unlikely that the school would have been started. Enis continues to lead the school through the education process and insures that the students are progressing. Enis supervises a staff of nine teachers and two teacher’s Aides. He is also responsible for the supervision of the hot lunch program and the clean water project. EMEL Teaching Staff We are very proud of our teaching staff at EMEL who are working very hard to make EMEL the best school in Haiti. Felix Marie Laure Preschool A Erne Bethina Preschool B Georges Marie Missoule Preschool C Pierre Guito 1st Grade Justin Marcel 2nd Grade Denejour Junior 3rd Grade Destin Yves 4th Grade Destin Alain 5th Grade Georges Christobal 6th Grade Jean Louis Clericia Teacher's Aid Jesper Joseph Teachers Aid Yvronel Sobia The Director of the Taryn Center is Yvronel Sobias. Yvronel is the newest member of our leadership team in Haiti but is making a very big impact. He is responsible for implementing all of the new programs that have been made possible by opening the Taryn Center. In addition to being responsible for the overall operation of the Taryn Center, he teaches English, music and computer usage. Yvronel is a very accomplished musician and is the worship leader at his home church in Chaumeille.

Paster Training Center

Spreading the Good News in Sud Est Haiti

The vast majority of the Haitians are professing Christians. Many of them have a deep faith that can only be the result of knowing that God is the only one on whom they can rely.

As difficult as their life is in Haiti, they rejoice in their eternal relationship with Jesus Christ. We have seen and heard, however, signs of their culture, including Voodoo, creeping in and distorting the gospel. While we are not capable or desiring to judge their culture or to impose our own on them, we are concerned that they may be missing all that God has in store for them. Over the past few years, we have discussed this with some of the local pastors. They have explained that most pastors in rural Haiti have little education at all and no formal bible or theological education. Young pastors simply work and study under an older pastor. As a result, both good and bad teachings are passed down. They have expressed that they would be interested in any bible and theological training that we could help make available to them. There is at least one seminary, located in Port au Prince, and a few bible schools in Port au Prince and Cap Haitian, but none located within a four-hour drive of the area in which we work. There are, however, numerous sources of bible and theological study available on the internet. Now that the Taryn Educational Resource Center is operational in Larevwa, we are able to obtain the necessary training materials on-line. When the Taryn Center was in the early planning stage, we began looking into bible and theological training that we might be able to utilize. The criteria we used was 1. solid evangelic theology, 2. presented in Haitian Creole or French, and 3. affordable tuition. After looking at several options, we arrived at Christian Leaders Institute. We first became interested in CLI because their tuition is donation based and many of their classes are taught in both English and French. In order to test their theology, we monitored several of their classes. We have determined that the Christian Leaders Institute classes will become the core curriculum used in the new Pastor Training Center. It is our desire to be able to translate additional educational materials in the future. Pastors and aspiring pastors will attend online class lectures over the large monitor located in the Taryn Center they will then be able to attend discussion groups in the classrooms. Students will then take tests individually, online in the computer lab. Christian Leaders Institute will grade tests and maintain records of student progress. Bob Lichy has become listed as a Mentor Minister by Christian Leaders Assembly and will be guiding the students through the education and ordination process.

Love the Children and all the those that live in the 9th Communal Area of Bainet Haiti are thankfull for the generous gift from Moorings Presbyterian Church.

Moorings Presbyterian Church's 2020 Easter Offering was given to Love the Children and made it possible for the community to purchase the land and construct the building foundation on which the Taryn Medical Center will be constructed.

In addition to purchasing the land, your gift was used to purchase building materials. All labor has been supplied by the men from the community. Their only pay has been a hot lunch each work day. Not only were building materials purchased for the foundation, but they also purchased some of the materials to begin manufacturing concrete blocks for the building walls. We are committed to completing the interior and exterior walls prior to the end of this year. These are just a few pictures of the foundation. You will note that the foundation is not only around the perimeter but is also where the interior walls will be located. Since the 2010 earthquake that devastated their country, Haitians are very nervous about masonry buildings. To compensate for their concern, they like to exceed normal standards for aseismic structures. This project has created a lot of excitement in southern Haiti. Not only are the villagers around Moro, Larevwa, and Chaumeille excited but I am told that people from as far as 20 or 25 kilometers away are excited to have accessible health care. Moorings is having a real impact in this little part of God’s Kingdom.

This is an article that appear in the Haitian Times on November 16, 2020 that we are reprinting for your information.

Democrat Joseph R. Biden’s victory won’t change much in Haiti, mired as the country is in economic inequality and political unrest, some observers say. Others, mostly policy experts, insist the new United States administration will have significant influence as Haiti moves forward — with an early, key test being how well Haiti carries out its own elections in 2021. “There were [Democrats] in the past who were very close to Haiti, but that did not change the country’s situation,” said Phares Jerome, 41, a journalist based in Port-au-Prince. “It’s up to Haitians to fight for changes in the country’s situation, not an American president, whether he is a Democrat or a Republican.” All agree that for better or worse, the decisions of the world’s preeminent superpower will certainly affect Haiti. Through both its rhetoric and actions, policy experts say, the incoming Biden administration’s responses to increased concern for human rights and changes in immigration policy could certainly distinguish itself from that of President Donald Trump. The Biden transition team has not yet returned requests from comment. However, during the campaign, Biden’s campaign team released a list of priorities that included effective oversight of U.S. government funds to Haiti and working with the Haitian government to hold prompt elections. Protections for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in the U.S. and a stop to deportations also made the list. And, with Karine Jean-Pierre set to serve as chief of staff to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, community members have said the U.S. will likely pay closer attention to Haiti. Jean-Pierre told The Haitian Times in an Oct. 14 interview that Biden’s commitment to the Haitian community “is rooted in a fundamental belief in the unlimited potential of our community and ensuring that the Haitian people are treated with [the] respect and dignity that they deserve.” Haitian voices on Biden’s victory Haitian President Jovenel Moïse joined most of the world’s leaders to congratulate Biden on his victory. Moïse said via Twitter, “The USA is an important ally for Haiti, and I look forward to continued cooperation with this friend.” Other leaders also said they were breathing a sigh of relief because, unlike Trump’s personality-driven leadership, Biden has respect for institutions and the rule of law. Among regular Haitians, the view is that Haiti will not be any greater of a priority for the new administration than it has been for the current. That reality, they say, underscores why Haitians must rely on themselves to make the country better. “I don’t think when Biden comes to power in January, he’s going to focus on Haiti’s issues first,” Jerome said. “The United States has many issues waiting for him.” Port-au-Prince resident Peterson Cledanor, 24, said opportunities for change will depend on the relationship Biden’s administration forms with Haiti’s ruling party. “Since Biden is a Democrat, there are some small things that might change, it will depend on how PHTK will negotiate with Joe Biden’s team,” Cledanor said. Haiti’s PHTK is the political party that brought Moïse to power. It has been likened to Trump’s Republican party for some of its populist messaging and brash leadership style. The Haitian president, along with other Caribbean leaders, also made a trip to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home that some saw as obsequious. D’jerby Raphael, 25, criticized Haiti’s leadership for its subservience to the current president, particularly considering Trump’s disparaging remarks about Haiti. “None of them rejected what Trump said or tried to put him in his place,” said Raphael, a Port-au-Prince resident and medical student. Haiti elections as an early test Affronts aside, all eyes are on the PHTK to see how it will run Haiti under Biden. After Haiti failed to hold parliamentary elections in 2019, Moïse has governed mostly through presidential decree. François Pierre-Louis, a political science professor at Queens College in New York, said Moïse’s attacks on the judicial branch and propensity to rule by decree are similar to Trump’s governing style. “The Haitian president is governing like how Trump wanted to govern in the States,” Pierre-Louis said. Recently, the question of when to hold legislative elections has provided the backdrop to U.S.-Haiti relations. In October, the U.S. State Department encouraged Haiti to hold legislative elections no later than January 2021. Foreign governments have raised doubts about whether political and security conditions in Haiti can support legitimate elections. One issue further complicating matters is disagreement over whether Moïse’s term should end in 2021 or 2022. If Haiti does hold fair legislative and presidential elections, Pierre-Louis said the PHTK party would not stand a chance, given its minimal popular support. Reducing the potential for violence by politically connected gangs is a key element in ensuring a fair process. However, Haiti’s most powerful gangs often have the tacit support of corrupt police, Pierre-Louis said. Police who, under the Trump administration, saw U.S. financial support increase from $2.8 million to $12.4 million. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed malesuada faucibus ex nec ultricies. Donec mattis egestas nisi non pretium. 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_“The way to cut down the violence is to stop these people from importing weapons to Haiti,” said Pierre-Louis, noting that Biden’s team can use its influence to restrict the flow of arms. The Biden administration’s level of investment in fair elections will largely depend on how the administration balances its other domestic and foreign policy priorities, said Brian Concannon, executive director of the foreign policy advocacy group Project Blueprint. If the Obama administration, in which Biden served as vice president, is any indication, Concannon said he sees little reason for optimism when it comes to fair elections. The flawed 2010 elections excluded major political parties and undermined confidence in the democratic process. Observers worry about similar consequences from a flawed 2021 election. Concannon said he expects human rights groups to continue addressing police corruption. “The Biden administration is going to listen to human rights groups in ways that the Trump administration has not,” Concannon said. Uneven diplomacy under Trump to redress The Trump administration and the Moïse government forged close ties. During Moïse’s Mar-a-Lago visit, Trump agreed to explore U.S. investment opportunities in Haiti. Two months later, the U.S. government inked a $19.5 million deal for a hotel in Cap-Haitien, and officials touted the agreement as a job creator. In other areas, Trump’s administration pulled back on diplomacy. In 2017, it removed the State Department office that helped oversee earthquake reconstruction. It also reduced support for the Caracol Industrial Park community development project meant to create housing and jobs after the 2010 earthquake. “Once Trump came in, that wasn’t a priority,” Pierre-Louis said. “Hopefully diplomacy will come back with Biden, and the issues will be looked at more professionally.” Pleasing the Haitian-American voter base Stateside, the immigration policies Biden has outlined will affect Haiti. Keeping TPS intact for nearly 60,000 Haitians, a campaign promise to counter Trump’s efforts to end the program, will allow residents to continue supporting families in Haiti with their incomes. Biden must also address the Haitian Family Reunification Program created under Obama that Trump ended. Another measure the Trump administration encouraged is Title 42 expulsions, which enables authorities to deport people who have not gone through asylum or immigration processing. “One easy fix is to reinstate this program and the Biden folks have already promised that they’re going to do this,” said Steven Forester, immigration policy coordinator at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti. With the advent of COVID-19, observers have feared that deportation of people who carry the coronavirus could be devastating for Haiti. All these issues serve as a strong incentive for Biden’s administration to address, given the growing political power of the Haitian diaspora, if nothing else. This influence can be seen in the higher number of Haitian-American elected officials and Biden giving senior-level posts to Jean-Pierre and the Florida Senior Campaign Advisor Karen Andre, Pierre-Louis said. “We have a lot of elected officials, we have Haitians becoming U.S. citizens in a lot of places,” Pierre-Louis said. “They can make a difference in who gets elected.”

Sam Bojarski Sam Bojarski has been covering Haiti and its diaspora for The Haitian Times since 2018. He is currently covering New York's Haitian community as a Report for America corps member.

Medical Clinic and Birthing center coming to Larevwa

Manufacturing their own concrete blocks

Men from the 9th Communal Sector of Bainet have been working very hard to construct the building that will house the clinic and birthing center. They hope to have the foundation and building shell completed around the end of the year. The remainder of the building will be constructed as funds become available.

Taryn Community Center

The Taryn Community Resource Center, a ministry of Love the Children, is a Haitian entity in the village of Larevwa Haiti and serves the people of the 9th communal sector of Bainet Haiti. It is governed by leaders from the surrounding community, including the pastors from all of the protestant churches in the community. It receives 100% of its funding from North American donors, through Love the Children, Inc. The Taryn Center operates the Taryn Educational Resource Center, Nutritional Resources, Clean Water Resources and will operate the Taryn Medical Resource Center. Yvronel Sobia is the Director of the Taryn Center and reports directly to Love the Children’s In-country Director, Louissaint Destin. Love the Children’s mission is to make disciples of Christ, by helping the people of rural Haiti transform their community into the kind of place God wants it to be. Bob Lichy, the Founder and Principal said, “We measure each decision we make and each action we take by how well it reflects the love of God. We believe that when the people we serve see God’s love in our actions, they are more open to His gospel. We understand that our assisting the community to develop a medical clinic and birthing center will provide many opportunities to show God’s love and present His gospel.”

Clinic Management and Staffing

The Taryn Medical Center’s professional staff will be made up of Liliane Babtiste, who will become a certified Nurse Practitioner / Mid-wife and Cassandra Mirtyl Vanelie, also a certified Nurse Practitioner / Mid-wife. Ms Babtiste will be the lead professional and report to Yvronel Sobia, the Director of the Taryn Community Center. Mr. Sobia will be responsible for over-seeing and managing the operation of the center. Both Liliane and Casandra are receiving their Bachelors Degrees in December 2020 and will enter the Episcopal University FSIL Nursing School Masters in June 2021. Much of the Masters program will be conducted online, allowing them time to work in the clinic when not in class. The Masters degree will include certification as Nurse Practitioner / Mid-wife. The Center has developed relationships with two hospitals in Haiti, one in Leagone and one in Port au Prince that will provide assistance and guidance for the professional staff, when needed. The local medical professional staff will be supplemented by North American short-term missionaries. The Taryn Medical Center will host short-term medical missions on a regular basis. Love the Children has been in touch Medical Missions and have discussed their connecting the Taryn Center with short-term missionaries once each quarter. Medical supplies and pharmaceuticals for use by the short-term missionaries will be supplied by MedShare and other similar organizations. In addition to the professional staff, it will be necessary to have one additional full-time staff member and volunteers who will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the facility. Purchasing, bookkeeping and related administrative tasks will be performed by Taryn Community Center staff. Love the Children, Inc. is currently developing an informal Advisory Board, made up of medical and business professionals who will provide advice and guidance to the Taryn Center and LtC Board of Directors and staff. Their advice has already been utilized when designing the Medical Center facility.
Building Construction


The originally established budget for building construction was $35,000.00 including $18,000.00 for the building envelope, $8,500.00 for the solar electrical system and $8,500.00 for the mechanical systems. It currently appears that the finished building envelope we will be within the $18,000.00 originally budgeted. The cost of the solar system materials has increased due to changes in the exchange rate, since the estimate was made. It is likely that the electrical system will be 30% to 40% higher than estimated. However, because THE site was relocated, the cost of materials for the water supply system will be considerably lower. It is likely that they will balance each other out and the entire building costs will stay within the original $35,000.00.

There is currently sufficient money, on-hand, to complete the building envelope and the interior walls. It is anticipated that this work will be completed sometime in January, depending on weather and manpower availability. The solar electrical and mechanical systems will be complete as funding becomes available. Hopefully, the remaining $17,000.00 to complete construction of the building will be found soon. If money becomes available, the building will be completed prior to the already set dedication date of August 21, 2021.

Furnishing Medical Equipment and Supplies (Including Pharmaceuticals)

There are several non-profits and other organizations that provide medical equipment, supplies and pharmaceuticals to medical care providers in third world and otherwise underserved communities. LtC has contacted several of these organizations and is confident that much of the equipment, supplies and pharmaceuticals that will be needed to get started and to operate will be available at minimal cost. We have already been in touch with 1. the World Health Organization “Project C.U.R.E. 2. International Missionary Foundation 3. American Society of Hand Therapists 4. Samaritan’s Purse 5. Medical Mission Exchange and 6. MedShare. When we contacted them, we were told that we should wait until we are closer to our opening date before applying for their help.


The area of Haiti that the medical center will serve, the 9th Communal District of Bainet, is very rural and relatively remote. The people that live in this area do not own cars. The only way for them to get to the clinic is by walking or motorcycle. If they are too ill to get to the clinic, the medical professionals would have to drive a motorcycle to get to them. If the clinic owned a vehicle it would be used to transport patients to the clinic or the professional to the patient. The closest small hospital is in Jacmel, about a 2-hour drive. The closest modern hospital is in Leagone, more than 3 hours away. The vehicle would also be used when the clinic is unable to provide proper care and the patient needs to be transported to a hospital. It will be necessary for the vehicle to be four-wheel drive and have a sufficient ground clearance to ford the Bainet River.



Love the Children would like to give all our North American friends the opportunity to be transformed by God as they connect with the people of rural Haiti. We all know that the more we do to change the lives of others for the better the more our own life is transformed. Love the Children will provide every opportunity to help you become a real part of the 9th Communal Sector of Bainet.


There are several volunteering opportunities that have been designed to give you a maximum number of ways to be part of this work that will fit your ability and interest.

Medical Mission Trips -
The Medical Center will host quarterly, short-term medical mission trips utilizing medical professionals and others from North America. It is our desire that many of our North American friends will participate in a short-term medical mission trip each year. These trips will give medical professional and others the opportunity to share their skills and knowledge with the people of rural Haiti. We believe that Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Medical School students will find these trips an extremely rewarding way to use their skills and at the same time become immersed in the Haitian society and culture. One does not, however, need to be a medical professional to participate, there will be plenty of opportunities for others to also participate in a Medical Mission trip. There are always things that need to be done that they will find rewarding for them and valuable to those whom we serve. A Taryn Center short-term medical mission trip will not only be about providing medical services. It will also be about making friends. We will help participants build relationships so they can begin to understand their Haitian hosts. They will have an opportunity to learn about life in rural Haiti. They will have an opportunity to visit their homes, eat their food, tour their gardens. They will worship with them, sing with them and pray with them. We have found that our friends in Haiti genuinely appreciate it when our North American friends care enough to take the time to come and visit them.

Family & Youth Short-term Mission Trips –
We do not want to limit our North American friends to participating in medical mission trips, only. During the time when having the summer trip, we would encourage those who aren’t interested in a Medical Mission trip to visit Haiti with us. This would provide an opportune time for families and youth to connect with the work in Haiti. In addition to the work that would be done at the medical clinic they could participate in other activities. One of the most fun and rewarding ways to spend a short-term mission trip is to participate in a Summer Bible Camp. If you find this interesting, you would not need to be bible experts you would just need to love God and have a desire to pass that love on to the children. You will spend much of the day at the school, but your evenings would be spent with the children’s families and others in worship, fellowship and bible study.

Advisory Groups -
Like all small non-profits, Love the Children and the Taryn Medical Center needs advice and guidance on many issues that face us in our day to day work. We are too small to have adequate expertise on staff or even our Board of Directors. We therefore must depend on individuals and small groups of friends that have the expertise, that we lack, to give us needed advice and to guide us through situations or projects. You may have the needed skills and expertise that we lack. We will do all we can to provide opportunities for you to use their knowledge and skills to make Haiti a better place to live.

Specific Tasks -
There is what seems to be an endless list of tasks that will need to be accomplished to carry out this work. We will do all we can to point out these tasks to give you the opportunity to use your skills and interest to carry them out. A few of these tasks are: 1. Recruit health care professional and others to participate in medical mission trips, 2. Organize the travel for those going on a mission trips, 3. Make application and coordinate with organizations that will supply medical equipment and supplies.

The more people that know about and understand the impact of this work, the more successful it will be. We will give our North American friends the opportunity and encourage them to connect people they know with our friends in Haiti. They can help by telling their friends and neighbors about the work or showing them Our Blog or newsletters and other literature. Perhaps the best and most fun way that they can do this is by hosting a Connections House Party. The house party would be informative, only and a NOT a fundraiser. Bob Lichy would be there to introduce them to the work and how it will be making a real difference in Haiti. Love the Children will help anyone that would like to host a Connection House Party with sufficient information.



Transformers for Hope is an opportunity that is available to all our friends to transform the lives of people in the 9th Communal Sector of Bainet, Haiti and give them hope. Your monthly recurring gift will help support the ongoing cost of operating the Taryn Medical Center. When you become a transformer, you are given the opportunity to develop a one-on-one relationship with an individual child through sponsorship. You will receive a picture and biography of one of the children who is benefiting from your generosity. You will also be enrolled in the Love the Children Blog and will automatically receive the electronic version of the Transformer Newsletter which will let you know how your donation is transforming lives. It is easy to become a Transformer for Hope. You can simply click on BECOME A TRANSFORMER above and fill out a form that will be provided where they will indicate the amount of their recurring donations and how they will make the payment. They can write a check each month, set up recurring payments in their online banking or they can set it up on a credit or debit card. If only forty people sign up, we will have enough to cover the On-Going Operating Cost.

How Transformers for Hope Works
Love the Children has found that the most effective way to end the problems around child poverty in rural Haiti is to take a holistic approach. We partner with churches, schools and village leaders to strengthen the entire community. As we help the village provide quality education, adequate food, clean water and health care, all of the children benefit. As individual children are matched with a sponsor, the sponsor's donation is immediately combined with other donations and resources to benefit the entire community. In this case, however, your donation will be put into a restricted account that will only be used to fund the on-going operation of the Taryn Medical Center. While you will not, actually, sponsor an individual child, your recurring gift will allow them to establish a powerful one-on-one connection with one of the children that will benefit from your generosity. In addition to a picture and some biographical information including age, home village, and grade you will receive the first letter from your child or a caretaker in approximately 60 days. Due to the remoteness of the villages where Love the Children works and the language barrier, communications will generally be transmitted through Love the Children’s in-country staff, over the internet. While the actual cost of caring for each individual child is approximately $10.00 per month, we encourage you to consider sponsorship at the $40.00 level, but we want you to feel free to determine at what level you feel most comfortable.