A New Building

Just in time for school to start, our Kindergarten Building is finished and we couldn’t be more pleased. We cannot wait for it to be filled with children eager to learn. September 5th will be the first day of school for The Torch Christian Academy in Haiti (TCAH). We anticipate over 500 students, all tuition free, receiving one meal a day, medical care, books, uniforms, and school supplies. We have come a long way since January when we first purchased the Compound in Haiti.

Friday, September 2nd, our medical team will be leaving to minister to the medical needs of the community of Deyemone. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. We never take for granted the safe, loving hand of God over our team, and we certainly feel His presence with us every step of the way.

Consider sponsoring one of the students at TCAH or a financial contribution. We also ask for your continued prayers for our pastors in Haiti, our staff at the Compound, and for the development of sustainability for the people in Deyemone.

Plans are underway to build a new orphanage on the property. Currently, the children live off the property. The Lord has graciously provided the funds necessary to bring our children to the compound. We hope to break ground next month.

Our team will update as much as possible while we are in Haiti so that you can experience with us the journey. Thank you again for all the love and support in our partnership to improve lives and change hearts for the glory of God.

Old Kindergarten building
What was…
painted Kindergarten building
What is now…Praise God! 

 

 

Back to School

Pencils are sharpened. Books have arrived. Teachers are ready. It is Back to School in Haiti!

The excitement is contagious because in Deyemone, Haiti, at The Torch Christian Academy, children will receive an education free of charge. This is not the normal custom in this country, and many parents struggle daily to provide an education for their children. A large majority of the families cannot educate their children.

September 5th marks our first day of school at T.C.A. Haiti. Our kindergartners will be in a new building, freshly painted, with desks, chalkboard, and learning resources.

We are committed to providing the best education and starting the process of ending once and for all the cycle of poverty. It does not come without a price.

Sponsorship increases daily. Our goal is to educate these children in the languages of French and English as well as science, math, art, and most importantly – Biblical truth.

Also under construction is our Guard Tower. The foundation is in place, and we look to have that completed within the next few weeks. This ensures the safety of our children, medical clinic, church, and radio tower.

Guard tower

As we move forward in Haiti, we are trusting the Hand of God, believing in His provision, and moving by His direction.

Please begin prayers for our Medical Mission Group leaving September 2nd. There is much to accomplish, but we know His promises are real and true.

 

Matthew 19:26, “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'”

Why Haiti?

This is my favorite picture. Why? Because it sums up what it means to a child to be sponsored in Haiti.

Someone asked me recently, “Why Haiti?”

I’d love to be able to tell you all the reasons I believe The Torch is in Haiti – but like anything, it really doesn’t matter what I think. God has placed The Torch in Haiti for a specific reason and for a specific period of time – neither of which we are privy to the answer.

But to the 500 plus children who now receive an education free of cost; to their families who no longer have to worry over where they will find the money to send their children to school; to the souls who have been saved; to the many tummies that have been fed; to the medical needs met – the answer is simple – Jesus Christ.

John 21:17 tells the story of a conversation between Jesus and Peter. It is actually a conversation between you and me and Jesus. He asks us, “Do you love me?”

“Mike Thomas, do you love me?”

“The third time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ He said, ‘Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said, ‘Feed my sheep.'”

WHY HAITI?

Because we have sheep to feed. Would you consider being a sponsor to one of our children? Or could you help us with your prayers? Could you donate your time or resources to benefit the lives of the Haitian people?

If you are willing, please call me at The Torch 706-778-4063 to discuss opportunities to help or visit our website http://www.thetorch.net