"Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me." - Matthew 18:5
Love and Grace Ministries
Established in 2009, Love and Grace Ministries provides a home for boys who have been orphaned in Haiti or whose families cannot take care of them. Our vision is to provide an upbringing that will shape them into caring, conscientious adults. The home started with five boys and now have 23 well-adjusted boys of all ages.
Sadly, it is the country’s children which suffer the most in the wake of terrible circumstances and natural disasters which makes the need for a boys home even more necessary. Knowing that the children of Haiti are in need of extra love and support, Love and Grace Ministries came to the island to establish homes where they can feel cared for and safe.
God has provided us with two buildings we are renting - our Boys Home and our Bridge Home. They are located in a quiet neighborhood outside Port-au-Prince where the boys live. The homes are located close to their school and church. To keep their homes operating smoothly and to ensure the boys' well-being, we reach out to the surrounding community to provide stable jobs for Christian staff members to hire. All of our staff is actively involved in helping the boys grow in their faith.
Besides housing, we also provide the boys with an education, three meals a day, medical and dental access. Each child attends private schools and are required to wear uniforms Our goal is to equip them with a hope for the future, and the kind of knowledge and skills that will help them lead Haiti’s next generation of leaders.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I think we could all agree that it may just be the year that we would all like to forget. Our ministry, along with the rest of the world has seen its ups and downs. At the end of 2020, we were not able to go to Haiti to spend Christmas with the boys due to Covid-19. Ending that year with not spending time with boys was hard enough, but we never thought this year would turn out the way it did.
In spite of the heartaches we had to endure this year, we can rejoice in so many ways. We were blessed to receive five new boys this year, a new board was formed, and we received a grant to purchase brand new mattresses for the boys and staff and had solar panels installed at the boy’s home to provide electricity. A woman’s bible study on Hilton Head Island graciously volunteered to buy and fill 24 backpacks with new shoes, clothes, school supplies, and toys for Christmas. Two of our older boys from the Bridge Home came forward on their own to assist the new staff at the boy’s home. This is a living testimony of our mission statement; to raise these young men to be Godly leaders in their own community. Thank you for being part of our family at Love and Grace. You have given these boys hope for the future with a home, education and the greatest hope of all, Jesus. To read more of our Christmas Letter head over to our newsletter page!
Our Mission Statement
To provide for the children of Haiti a home where they will be cared for with the utmost kindness, love, and respect. Our primary goal is to reach boys from this nation for Jesus Christ and create a brighter tomorrow for Haiti by raising up the next generation of Haitian leaders today
Our Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. II Timothy 1:13; 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, Psalm 12:6; 119:105,160, Proverbs 30:5
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power. Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14
We believe that man was created by and for God; that by man's disobeying God, every person incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; and that all people are sinners by nature and practice. Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His substitutionary death on a cross; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His personal, imminent return. Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5; 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, I Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and that all who believe in Him and confess Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial death and are, therefore, in the right relationship with God. Salvation is God’s gift to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Romans 5:1; 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6; 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God's forgiveness in His Son. John 3:16, I John 2:25; 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of his body, the Church, with equality across race, gender, and class. Ephesians 1:22-23; Corinthians 12:12,27
We believe the ministry of evangelism is a responsibility of both the Church and each Christian. Romans 10:9-15; Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Peter 3:15