Haiti is home to over 10 million people. Ranked as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, the World Bank reports that more than half of Haiti’s population lives on less than $2.41 per day and a fourth live on $1.23 per day. But, in this severely underprivileged country, remarkable beauty co-exists with debilitating poverty.
Believing there was an urgent need for a school that offered instruction and nutrition to the youngest members of this neighborhood and continuing training and education until young adulthood, Sherrie opened Christian Light School that year with only 20 students enrolled. From its one room beginning, Christian Light School has grown tremendously in the number of students served, programs offered and persons reached with the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
This vision from God has remained constant: to impact the lives of children in Haiti through a Christ centered education, one meal, one education, one soul at a time. To God be the glory for the things He has done!
The Delmas Ravine
Woosevelt Cherisier, a student at Christian Light School, recently shared his dream for his country:
“My dream is to change Haiti, including its poverty, education, health, structure, etc. I know I can’t do all these without God’s help. That’s why I am asking Him every day to help me realize that dream.”
Pictured here is Woosevelt Cherisier with Sherrie Fausey at his graduation ceremony.
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