What We Stand For
Source of Life Ministries strives to provide a safe and loving environment for impoverished children rescued from the streets of Haiti’s capital city and suburbs. By providing a Christ-centered spiritual foundation, a good education, emotional support, life-sustaining food and modern conveniences in a comfortable home, it is the goal of this ministry to raise these children with a heart for their country and its people. Through the development of life skills, compassion and a drive to enact change, these children can grow to make a positive impact on the future of their nation.
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“We Can Assure You That We Are About Giving Children Hope”
-Jacques Merine, Founder
There are three areas you can become a partner with Source of Life: daily operations, projections, and future planning. We are very focused on making sure we reduce all unnecessary costs. Furthermore, it is our goal to keep our partners informed of what is happening in Haiti with our mission.
We have been greatly blessed in ways that have reduced a number of expenses that would have otherwise been a part of our monthly overhead. The land and completed construction has been fully paid off, and we are so grateful for our solar panels and water tank, which allow for electricity and indoor plumbing at a very low cost.
Our remaining operational expenses include food, clothing, school supplies and tuition for the children as well as the fuel and maintenance for our transportation. There is also a Haitian staff of nine that cares for the children on a daily basis. These are the only people who receive payment for their services to the ministry.
This project must remain at the top of our focus for a few reasons. First, it will allow our teams to stay on site where they can get to know the children individually. Second, it will avoid having any potential issues with Social Services. Lastly, it will be a source of income for our ministry. Therefore, I’m looking for a way to raise $65,000 for this project. I need your help in order to reach this goal. If you would like to organize a fundraiser, or know of any churches or businesses that would like to partner with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. We have done it many times before, and I truly believe we can do it again.
By far the most time-consuming and expensive undertaking to date. It was started during 2014 and completed in February 2018. Not only is the wall an important defense against squatters and malicious persons, it is a necessity because the Haitian government now requires that all orphanages be surrounded by a security wall, which means that progress must continue to be shown. The plot itself measures 330’ by 280’ requiring a wall more than 1200’ in length. Construction of the wall was very time-consuming and expensive with concrete blocks being made by hand and assembled after they were dry. Praise God for completion of the wall.
Providing Vision for the Future
Self-sufficiency is a long-term goal of Source of Life. When the home moved to Gressier in
2013, a flock of chickens was established thanks to a neighboring church. With leadership by
Natasha (a Haitian staff member), enough chickens were being raised to provide chicken for the
children’s home as well as visiting team members. The only time chicken had to be purchased
was to serve very large events. In January of 2019, that changed; Natasha was unable to find
baby chicks in the Gressier area to purchase, but young chickens were still available. Natasha
began purchasing them, so that she could finish raising them, but this age chicken is much more
expensive than the baby chicks were. Several months later, even the young chickens could no
longer be bought because either the price was too high or none could be found. Since then, it
has become necessary to buy chicken meat, which is much more expensive than raising
chickens. Pray with us for God’s provision.
For our mission to be a success, we must provide encouragement and the means for
our children to complete training, trade school or university. In a country where the
masses live without hope, our children have begun to dream of their futures for the first
time. The oldest child has completed “high school” and plans are being made for him to
begin training as a doctor. We have already begun setting aside a modest amount in
anticipation of these events, but it is our fervent desire to have a college fund for each
child in the program.
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SOURCE OF LIFE MINISTIRES
Source of Life Ministries
c/o Jacques Merine, Founder
P.O. Box 96
Hanover, PA 17331
Lacoline, Gressier, Haiti
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