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Thomassique Church

The Need

Rebuild a safe, sturdy church for a congregation of 500+

Funding

60%

Help us reach our goal of $150,000

Help Us Rebuild the Thomassique Church

Blake’s first trip to Haiti, over 20 years ago, was to teach a pastor’s training hosted by the church in Thomassique. Since then, the GVCM Christian church has become one of the largest and most influential churches we partner with in Haiti. The school that is part of the church is the second largest GVCM school with more than 1,400 students.

The church also serves the community by hosting dental clinics, pastor training, women’s outreach, Vacation Bible School, construction projects, and many other events. This building is very important to the faithful community of Thomassique.

Despite being so large and influential, the church building has never been fully completed and has needed many improvements. A lack of economic resources, however, has prevented updates.

Blake and Marci have had the privilege of knowing the founding pastor, Pastor Jonas, for many years. After Pastor Jonas moved away to help family, Pastor Roger stepped into leadership and led the church faithfully for 15 years before passing away during COVID. The church is now led by Pastor Jacques, who is a dynamic young pastor, and under his leadership, the church continues to grow.

Devastation Hits
The rainy season of 2022 brought strong hurricane winds that carried the roof of the church away. The metal roof that had protected the congregation from the sun, wind, and rain was no longer there. The winds were so strong that even the metal door hinges were destroyed.

Rather than crying in sorrow for the building that was damaged, the congregation at Thomassique Church praised God for their blessings and that no one was hurt.

Repairs Are Not Enough
Our teams evaluated the damage and realized it was time to do more than make repairs. Structurally and financially, the construction team determined that rebuilding the church was a better option than trying to repair it. The local team submitted their list of materials and labor for the project and it totalled $150,000.

The congregation and their leaders have prayed for a new building for many years and the time has come to help them make this a reality.

Will You Join Us?
Hope Rising Haiti wants to see our brothers and sisters in Thomassique have a new church building that will maximize growth and support the church’s programs, outreach, and Christian education—to push back the evil of voodoo and shine the light and hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

With your support, we can make this new church building a reality, providing safety and community for the hundreds of faithful people who gather.

Donating is easy. Simply visit our secure donation page and select “Thomassique Church Rebuild” from the project fund dropdown. Thank you!

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