WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2024

 

 

Category: Haiti

Since the very early years of Step of Faith Ministry, money has been put aside for the construction of a medical clinic to help the people of Haiti. For some years an amount of this money remained for a “future” clinic due to uncertainties that it would be run and taken care of in a way that would last for generations. That was until SOFM began to partner with Aslan Youth Ministry in 2007. 

When the vision was cast from Aslan to SOFM about a “Clinic in a Can” Medical Clinic that could be constructed in the US and shipped to Haiti to be put on the Aslan property in Lac’ajue, SOFM got behind it and has continued to support it ever since. The Clinic of Hope Medical Clinic has been a beacon of hope to the families in Lac’ajue and surrounding areas. US nurses and doctors have visited for many years now and have served along side the Haitian staff of a doctor, nurse, lab tech and pharmacist.  

The Clinic of Hope, along with the Clean Water Program and Grains of Grace Feeding Program is providing to be life saving and prolonging the lives of our friends and their families. Just in the past two years we have seen how this clinic has helped motorcycle accident victims, adults dealing with Sickle Cell Anemia, high blood pressure and other conditions that could have otherwise taken their lives.

 

Each month SOFM provides the staff salaries, medication and fuel to run the clinic. For $1685 a month, we have been able to help make a difference in the lives of 100’s of people.

We currently have enough in our Medical Fund to run the clinic for 9 more months. We are making this need known believing that God will provide. The clinic has been operational since 2014 and we pray it will go on for generations to come! Please help us make this need known so we can continue to provide what is needed and life saving. Thank you!

Check out this video showing how the Aslan Clinic of Hope came to life!! https://youtu.be/ra4TqAsKsEs

We continue to appreciate all the prayers for the ministries of SOFM in the effort to bring the Gospel of hope and salvation to those who are lost. Haiti is the foundation ministry that Bob Hager built SOFM on before there was a SOFM. The love and determination that Bob had to help those who have been forgotten and were in such need continues today through all of those who have said “yes” to get involved.

Today, we are amazed at the amount of individuals who have prayed, given, gone, and decided to be involve with the people of Haiti. The families of Lac’ajue, Ounaminthe, Danita’s Orphanage, Double Harvest and our personal friend Mode and her husband in PAP, have all been the recipients of love and support from so many people. The “Just One Drop” idea from 2008 continues to prove God’s mighty provision and deliverance in the lives of so many. While one drop of water can not accomplish much, as you add up drop after drop, there will be a cup of water that then can be given to someone who is thirsty… as we see happening in Haiti.

This nation continues to be under such dire conditions with the lack of government, availability of fuel and extreme costs of food and material goods. And yet, Joseph Israel, the Aslan Director over the property in Lac’ajue, perseveres and provides information and solutions to many of the growing problems. While SOFM will not be taking a team down this summer, there are ways that help can still be provided and lives can still change,

Here is a look at SOFM’s current monthly support for Haiti, and a list of the summer activities that a team would otherwise provide the funding for. 100% of this support goes to the area of ministry that is designated. Please pray for God’s continuing provision and encouragement for our families in Haiti through these difficult times. Thank you!

 

 

MONTHLY SUPPORT:

  1. Helping to run the Clinic of Hope Medical Clinic – $1650
  2. On-going medical care for current families in Lac’ajue – $800
  3. Grains of Grace Feeding Program – $1200
  4. Food for college students that SOFM sponsors – $150

 

SUMMER PROGRAM:

  1. Providing a beach day for those who have graduated to the next grade level – $1000
  2. Summer Vacation Bible Club – $900
  3. Sewing School Graduation – $580

Hello Everyone!

Here is a brief update on 4 of our main ministries… Brick, NJ ~ Atlantic City, NJ ~ Haiti ~ Albania

Maple Leaf Tutoring Program ~ Brick, NJ

Over the past 10 years, many volunteers have come and served the community of Maple Leaf. Some stayed and a few new volunteers have started which makes up our current volunteer base. Through all of them, a weekly program continues to run strong for the 10-12 students who have been asked to join us again this year. The weekly Bible time continues to reach their hearts. When we once had to “beg” the students to pray before the meal, now sometimes we have 6-7 raising their hands to pray on a weekly basis! The homework side of the program has changed as the volunteers are now focusing on more of an individual basis to help each student with their reading and comprehension. Each week brings its own set of challenges and blessings, with the blessings leading the way!

 

Atlantic City, NJ

After returning from last summer’s mission trip, some of us have returned twice to help New City Fellowship bring a 1-day Bible program to both Carver Hall Apartments and Stanley Home Apartments. In the fall we were able to be outside at Carver Hall and had a beautiful afternoon bringing songs, games, craft and a short Bible teaching. Last weekend a small group returned, but this time we were inside at Stanley Homes [where New City has their Sunday morning service]. The day was very cold and most were not outside. However, the team walked around the neighborhood looking to see who they can invite. They stopped and prayed for the neighboring apartments on one of the corners and then returned to Stanley Homes. When no one came, the team, along with Pastor Pete and his family, had lunch and talked a while. We played some of the worship songs that we brought to teach the neighborhood children and spent time encouraging each other. As we were preparing to leave, a brother and sister showed up. We invited them in, went through the worship songs, handed them snacks and the craft that was brought down and invited them to come back the next day for the children’s program at church. Then we left. We found out from Pastor Pete that these children returned the next morning and Katie (Pete’s wife) was able to share Jesus with them. God always knows why He sends us out and where, we just need to say “YES”! This year’s mission trip will be August 5 – 11th.

Lac’ajue, Haiti

Since returning from Haiti last May, the country has continued to go through much hardships. Today, there is no government in place, with the cost of food extremely high and the ability to get fuel almost impossible. With this in mind we have decided not to take a team down this July. We do not want to put Joseph, the Aslan Director, in a difficult position trying to prepare and oversee a team. Instead we will look to raise funds to help some of the summer programs continue, like taking the students who have graduated to the next grade level, to the beach. A cost of about $950.00. While a team will not be going this year, Pam will be going down in March, along with Craig from Aslan, to do some much needed administrated work. We hope to have more updates on the state of how things look after that trip.

Albania

The team that returned from Albania last September brought back a lot of excitement and stories about what is going on through Pastor Plator’s ministry in and around the town of Korca. Then in November and December the Libonik worship team, along with Pastor Plator and Pastor Geno came to Chicago and then here to NJ and spent 2 1/2 weeks with us. During their stay, more excitement was building throughout the churches that they visited as to how we can help come along side them even more to help with the ministry. Supporters began giving to help support some of the children at the Day Center and Residential Home, as well as an increase of support for some of the staff who work so diligently to spread the Gospel. As the team returned to Albania, they distributed 5000 Christmas Shoeboxes to the 98 villages. With the winter months upon them, we were able to collect 55 winter coats  from Living Faith Bible Church and as many knit hats from St. Paul’s Methodist Church, which will be taken back to Albania next week by Pastor Plator and distributed to the children in the tiny town of Moglica. And most recently a large amount of money was raised for a family who suffered greatly when their roof collapsed on their home, paralyzing their son. We will be returning this August with a team to continue helping bring the Gospel message to the villages that surround Korca along with Plator and his staff and volunteers.

 

 

 


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    Step of Faith Ministry, Inc.
    PO Box 805
    Brick, NJ 08723
    United States of America