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Reformation Hope E-Report
January 2013

A New Year Full of Promises and Blessings for Haiti

Irrigation LineThanking God for So Very Much Accomplished in 2012
On behalf of everyone at Reformation Hope, thank you for your faithful support of this kingdom ministry throughout 2012! We have much to be very thankful for to God and to you. Since our founding in 2007, this ministry has depended upon the Lord's work and provision through His sons and daughters in Christ. If you are receiving this report, then you are part of the amazing transforming work that God has been doing and continues to do for the people of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

What were some of the big things God accomplished in 2012 using your prayers, partner giving, and passion for the people of the West Indies?

  1. Planted a new church of some 200 Haitians in Jacmel
  2. Provided a new compound in order to build a community medical clinic
  3. The orphanage received a new, modern kitchen and expanded living space
  4. Launched two new businesses through micro-finance (one already fully repaid the loan)
  5. Constructed additional office space for Pastor Jean and the ministry students
  6. Launched a new vo-tech school
  7. The organization was put into place to start a Bible college and seminary
  8. Donated two vehicles for use in Haiti; one for transporting groups, the other for helping with rebuilding homes
  9. Launched a new ministry to bring Biblical family training and combat spousal abuse
Pastor Paul explains the process of formalizing a new church to the Jacmel leadership team, shown here underneath the simple tent used for their worship services.

Pastor Paul explains the process of formalizing a new church to the Jacmel leadership team, shown here underneath the simple tent used for their worship services.

New Year 2013 Promises
and Anticipated Blessings
It hardly seems possible that this new year is already almost one month old! How the time flies when God's kingdom is on the move. As busy as 2012 was for Reformation Hope and our partners, 2013 promises to be even more so. Here are some of the major projects and goals for the new year. Perhaps one or two of these are projects you'd like to help support. And of course, we covet your prayers that all of them will be made possible and will glorify God as we present the Gospel of His Son.

  1. Completion of the medical clinic
  2. Acquisition of land/building site for the new church in Jacmel
  3. Provision of scholarships for students from our orphanage to continue to college ($3,000 - $4,000 per year)
  4. Expansion of orphanage to increase capacity and minister to more children
  5. Provide basic support to some new church partners in small towns who have no resources to build a place for worship
  6. Complete construction on the Osias house, which will serve as a guest house for mission teams
  7. Expand micro-finance to include additional entrepreneurs

A goat in HaitiSustainable Agriculture Conference a Resource for Harvest of Hope Development
RHI Executive Director Martin Hawley is heading to Little Rock, Arkansas in a few days in order to receive some helpful technical training for sustainable farming and raising goats. The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group is holding their annual conference in Arkansas and several of the presenters are experts in the fields of sustainable farming, crops management, irrigation, and animal husbandry. There will also be a number of field trips—among them one that should help educate RHI—a visit to the Heifer Project's ranch. We are excited about this opportunity to acquire more information and expertise in these areas which are becoming more and more a part of Reformation Hope's sustainable development in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Medical Clinic Project Update
Construction continues at the compound which will be the future site of our new community medical clinic. Plans and current progress are on track for a completion of the compound wall early in February. The tentative development schedule calls for construction to begin on the main clinic building in late February or early March. Interior designs have already been completed through the work of our consulting medical professionals, Wiley Smith and Richard Kennedy. Arrangements are also pending with medical equipment suppliers who specialize in working with medical missions organizations. By this time next year, we pray that many, many lives in La Plaine and surrounding communities will be impacted daily through the services and mercy ministry of this new medical clinic.

First Harvest of Hope Anticipated in February!
We give thanks to God that after more than three years of praying, planning, and effort, the first harvest from our farm site is due by the end of February. It has been a very long road with many unexpected twists and turns—including multiple hurricanes, tropical rain flooding, Haitian governmental changes, and an earthquake. Yet by the grace of God we expect to have a full crop of corn, beans, and sweet potatoes from the ten acres planted in phase one of the project.

An ongoing partner in our Harvest of Hope project, Irrigation Without Borders, has donated the funds to purchase the pipe and other parts in Haiti needed to install the pilot irrigation system at the farm. We hope to have the final installation and training of the farm team in using the system during the month of February as well. Controlling the supply of water to our crops will boost our productivity and thus provide more food for our children, as well as more for the farm team to sell in the local marketplace. Thanks again to David Youssi, president of Irrigation Without Borders!

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Reformation Hope, Inc. was founded in 2007 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in the state of Georgia.

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