Supporting the Arms of Jesus Children’s Mission in Cap-Rouge
Cap-Rouge is a remote community of farmers. Residents of this area are very poor and live by subsistence farming. All villagers grow corn, vegetables and fruits in their garden. Some have a few turkeys, chicken, sheep and a pig. The most fortunate have a cow and a mule for transportation. Their only income comes from selling their meager harvest of produce in the nearest city, Jacmel, located on the Southern coast of the island.
Most houses are 2 rooms with an independent small makeshift house for kitchen. No electricity, no running water. Cap-Rouge is 10 miles from the closest city via a very up hill road, which is accessible by taxi motorcycle only during daylight hours and when it is not raining. Rarely cars go up to Cap-Rouge.
Under Wilson Maitre’s direction, the AOJ Children’s Mission in Cap-Rouge has set in place many services to improve the villager’s day to day life, to provide assistance in emergency situations and to work for long term goals. But even more importantly all actions are venues to highlight God’s mercy and grace to the Christians, or to share out of love endlessly the Gospel to those who have not accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
During the 2010 earthquake, many families of Cap-Rouge lost their homes.
A house for each villager
Since 2010, Zoya Ministries has partnered with the Arms of Jesus Children’s Mission in Cap Rouge to build single family homes for families who lost their houses.
ZOYA ministries is a ministry of help. Our goal is to bless one family at a time! And at least 4 families every year.
In 2012, 4 families received a house thanks to your donations. In August, we had the privilege to attend a house dedication. The 2 room house was a blessing to Mr Jollicoeur and his family who had been been living in a makeshift house since the earthquake tragedy. They were extremely grateful to receive the house. We praised God for the house provision, shared the Gospel and prayed for God’s work in the heart of each family member.
Many families like August’s family, have been blessed since the start of the program.
All houses have resisted Isaac’s 2012 cyclone.