Muckairn Church Guild
AT THE February meeting of Muckairn Church Guild, Hugh Henderson of Mission International spoke about The Haiti Project, for which the guild is to raise money with a coffee morning on May 6. Mission International is based in Dundee and started in 2006. It has projects in several African countries, as well as India, Peru and Haiti.
Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, where only 48 per cent of the people are literate. In 2010, a massive earthquake left 200,000 people dead and more than a million homeless.
The mission works with a local church to bring the love of Jesus and improve the people’s lives; helps community development and skill development, so that income may be generated; provides medical care; and offers education, so that the next generation can break the cycle of poverty.
The Mission International project is to build a multi-purpose facility for Ouanaminthe, working with the local church. The building will incorporate a school, community centre and church sanctuary.
The people are descended from African slaves and are mostly Roman Catholic with some charismatic faiths. The climate is hot and humid and the government corrupt, so all funds are channelled through the church. Jessie Servant expressed everyone’s appreciation to Hugh and some of the attractive jewellery made in Haiti was purchased.
The World Day of Prayer service will be held in the Visitation Church, Taynuilt, on March 3 at 7.30pm.