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Our friend, Wilfrid, has been working hard on a project in a remote area of Haiti referred to as “Big Tree.” During his work there, he observed a community in darkness practicing voodoo. Rather than simply watching, Wilfrid’s faith called him to action.

Wilfrid began to share the gift of light by spreading the Word of God in the community. Before long, a group with as many as 40 from the area began meeting 4 times a week. A church in Big Tree had formed. But for Wilfrid, this wasn’t enough, he had big plans to help many more.



He reached out to us, at Hope Rising Haiti to help him put his plan in motion desiring to fill “gift bags” for many of the widows in this community; each bag filled with a Bible, a song book, rice, beans, oil, spices and other basic necessities.


We recently received this update from Wilfrid:

“We are spending a month doing a house visit and also devotion for the people here at Big Tree. When we began, 40 people converted themselves to God and now I can tell you we have around 80 members. God is all powerful.

More blessings are coming. People are receiving clothes, food and mattresses. A mobile clinic is coming. The light of God is shining brightly into the darkness of their lives.

We have just completed our first campaign in a program called “Feeding the Widows” at Big Tree Church. Hope Rising helped us to feed 40 widows both physically and spiritually. God can do everything. He can take his children from the dirt and clean them and guide them to a perfect place. In the name of Big Tree Church, all of the widows thank you for the wonderful gifts you gave them.“



Thank you Wilfrid for being a light in this community and for allowing us to be a small part of the hope that is rising at Big Tree.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord … It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24



Blake LaMunyon

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