Acts of Mercy
We entered Haiti as an emergency response effort following the devastating earthquake in January 2010 as an emergency response under the banner of Acts of Mercy, a ministry of Antioch Community Church and it’s affiliate network.
|Acts of Mercy will be using the Haiti GPS map to map the locations of all of the beneficiaries new homes.|
After conducting assessments throughout the region most affected by the quake Antioch Ministries International committed to a relief and rehabilitation effort in Leogane beginning with providing shelter to a community called Laferoney. We now have a long-term team on the ground focused on partnering with Haitians for sustainable holistic development and church mobilization through life-on-life discipleship.
Relief and Rehabilitation Effort
Our relief and rehabilitation effort in Laferoney has been carried out in partnership with some amazing organizations and the investment of individuals and churches.
Community of Laferoney:
- Homes for 100 families: Built by a local work crew, completed in May 2010.
- Temporary School – Provided a solid structure for ongoing classes in place of a tarp where teachers had been working for free for months.
- Psychosocial program – A local psychosocial practitioner leads weekly support groups to help community to heal from the past and live healthier mentally and emotionally in the future both as a community and as individuals and families.
- Partnerships with other organizations for well rehabilitation, irrigation, water catchment system, rubble removal, road repair and additional 45 shelters.
Seeing servant leaders encouraged, equipped and mobilized within the local church context through reproducing life on life discipleship.
- Summer Discipleship Training Program
- Ongoing Discipleship Groups
Community Health Initiative (CHI):
· Equipping local trainers toward a community led initiative for holistic (psycho-social, financial, relational, physical, spiritual) development on a grassroots level.
School Sponsorship and Teacher Mentorship:
- Recruiting child sponsorship (in partnership with Mission E4) to see free quality Christian education made a reality for families in Laferoney and moving toward empowering local teachers in Leogane to be qualified and effective change agents in their schools/communities.