Subsistence farmers live in the high, isolated community of Platanal, Haiti. They till their small gardens with hoes and machetes. There is no electricity or running water.
In spite of these difficult circumstances, a vibrant congregation of over 250 members supports four church plants and a school for 250 children.
But their building, made of rough palm tree boards and a dirt floor, was inadequate. There were gaps in the walls and holes in the rusted tin roof.
Today, however, they are getting a new building! Members have contributed, bringing all the rocks for the foundation, and local laborers have agreed to work on the building for half the going rate in the area.
We are grateful to the Rockbridge and Kirksville churches who have generously contributed funds for this project.