Founded in early 2016, LakayTimoun (House of Children) has grown from a small gathering of kids in the Haitian community of Saint-Michel-de-l'Attalaye to a thriving faith-based school serving nearly 100 children and providing 300 daily community meals, economic stability for 17 staff, a permanent kitchen, classrooms and toilets, a garden, medical care and more. Haitian native Suzelle Pierre Louis returned to her hometown in the hopes of making a difference. That difference has been immeasurable.
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LakayTimoun will start the 2020-21 school year with a record number of students. New classrooms and bathrooms are urgently needed. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
LakayTimoun is an ever-growing army of support for the children of Saint-Michel-de-l'Attalaye and their families. This includes 17 staff; numerous local volunteers; dozens of short-term missionaries; and countless others who offer their prayers, finances and skills.
LakayTimoun provides faith-based education for close to 100 children through grade 4; 300 daily meals for members of the community; fresh water; a garden; medical services; a living wage for staff; and stability, hope and self-worth for all involved.
The community of Saint-Michel-de-l'Attalaye, Haiti, is a largely rural population that has been hard hit by political and social unrest. It is an area severely challenged by food insecurity, lack of education, poverty and natural disaster.
From the very first day, LakayTimoun has been based in biblical principles and led by great faith. Founder Suzelle Pierre Louis has been unwavering in her love for God and for her Haitian hometown, and we have seen God move in awesome and wonderful ways. Please join us in praying for restoration and stability in the community, for financial needs to be met, for eyes to be open to the love and hope of Jesus Christ, for each of our students to find purpose and faith, and for wisdom in stewarding all that has been given us.
At its best, the community of Saint-Michel-de-l'Attalaye (and the country of Haiti as a whole) is unstable. For this reason, we prayerfully and carefully consider the timing and strategic purpose of each short-term mission trip to the area. Past trips have focused on construction of permanent buildings, medical clinics, opportunities to teach the children and present Bible studies, community outreach, and more. If you have a heart to go, let's talk. Click on the 'get involved' button below. Your presence could be the answer to someone's specific prayer!
In Haiti, the dollar stretches a long way. Because we are a small and agile organization led by an area native, we have low overhead and operational costs. Imagine: It takes only $400 a year to maintain the well that provides clean drinking water not only for LakayTimoun, but also for the community. Just $30 covers 300 meals (an entire day's worth). A new classroom can be furnished for $1,150, and $2,370 provides books for an entire grade. Your generosity, whether through a one-time gift or recurring donation, directly impacts the lives of these precious children and their families in so many ways.
Don't hesitate: Click on the button below to learn more about strategic opportunities and giving, and ensure your keep up to date on all that God is doing through LakayTimoun.