We are pleased to announce that Pastor Profaite Medeus will be receiving his Doctor of Ministry degree on May 4, 2013. We are proud of Profaite and his hard work, not just in receiving this degree, but in all his work with HOM. We are blessed to have him as a significant part of this ministry.
For those of you who would like to send a note of congratulations, you can send him an email directly: email@example.com. If you would like to honor Profaite by a gift of support, we have a fund established to assist him in getting a new truck. As you may be aware, Profaite has been in critical need of a reliable vehicle. If you would like to make a donation, click here.
See photos from the graduation!
School of Religion and Doctor of Ministry Class
Virginia University of Lynchburg
Is a candidate for the Degree
Doctor of Ministry
Commencement Exercise will be held
Saturday, May Fourth, Two Thousand Thirteen
Eleven O’clock in the Morning
Humble Hall Auditorium
Virginia University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Virginia
Pastors’ Vehicle Needs
In the United States you are probably familiar with the never ending demands placed on the pastoral staff where they have to administer their churches, meet with committees both during the day and the evening, conduct Sunday worship, funerals and weddings, visit church members, and the list goes on. Therefore, it is critical that Pastor Luc and Pastor Profaite have reliable transportation allowing them to get where they need in a timely manner and not worry about vehicle problems.
Over the last year both Luc and Profaite have experienced major problems with their vehicles that have led to significantly higher maintenance costs and days where they don’t have access to their vehicle. If they don’t have their vehicle they are forced to use the Haitian mass transport system known as tap-taps which though relatively inexpensive require considerable time to get from one point to another. Both of them have incurred large repair bills but when one item is fixed it isn’t long before there is another major and costly item to repair.
HOM has recently reached a decision that it is necessary to assist Luc and Profaite with procurement of replacement vehicles due to the critical needs within their ministry and the high replacement costs. The cost of a new vehicle is approximately ,000 since these have to be imported into Haiti with customized and reinforced features for use on Haitian roads and to combat the accelerated wear and tear vehicles experience in Haiti. Even a used truck in good condition could cost as much as $25,000 but there aren’t as many available. Just to purchase two trucks for Luc and Profaite could easily run over $60,000. In time additional vehicles will be needed for use by other staff so HOM is asking supporters to give prayerful consideration to this critical need.
If you would like to help, please use the link below and select “Haitian Vehicle Fund.”
Two trucks have been found and have been recommended for purchase. Among factors that were considered are: durability and longevity, availability of genuine parts in Haiti, and availability of local experienced mechanics. The approximate cost of each vehicle is $36,000.
Luc’s current truck is now inoperable and Luc has to rely on either mass transit or other means to get him to where he needs to be on a daily basis. Profaite’s truck is currently running although still in critical need of replacement.
Please pray with us that the funds will come available for this situation.