Haiti / Haiteen
"Haiti is filled with beautiful people who are very proud of who they are and where they are from. There are countless ministries that have come into the country post-earth quake. Our goal when we started was to work alongside people who have had, and have a long term investment into the country of Haiti. We successfully accomplished this through the help of Mission of Tears.
We left the country of Haiti with a deeper understanding of the needs and a good grasp on the ministries that we could potentially partner with in the future. It was a successful trip, and we need to look at what this might look like in the future for our church.
Thank you for the opportunity."
-Pastor Jeff Hackett
This mother is the beneficiary of the first house built post–hurricane Matthew through Mission of T.E.A.R.S. Hurricane Relief. Her story explains from a "Mothers Heart" why home and family are so critical to every woman, no matter the country or culture.
According to her statements, Fabienne's family of 8 (Fabienne, her husband and 6 children) were facing a number of obstacles and did not have the means to get out of this unfortunate situation. Her husband was overwhelmed and didn't know what to do to take care of his family, with a handicapped wife.
Our Interview With Fabienne:
FEJ - Can you tell us about your life before the construction of this House?
Fabienne: Before FEJ, Mission of Tears and Emmanuel church's team members built this house for me, I was living in a terrible situation, in misery. These circumstances were very hard. My family was homeless and had no food after Matthew.
I was ashamed and felt humiliated. My family and I were living at my aunt's house and it wasn't pleasant. Our life condition was horrible. It is a miracle that God has put FEJ on my path. We are finally getting back on our feet.
I remember how life was hard and painful, yet FEJ has done the most and it changed our lives considerably.
FEJ - Can you tell us more about your children?
Fabienne - Now my children are living in a more stable environment, and are happy now.
Living at my aunt's wasn't easy. She was rude and disrespectful. As a mother, I felt like I was letting my children down, and could not even give them the bare minimum. Now things are better and they are happy and I can see smiles on their faces.
FEJ - Let's talk about your husband: does he appreciate the house?
Fabienne - Oh yes! He's relieved because it was his responsibility to provide for our household and was unable to do so in these living conditions. He is so thankful that the Foundation was able to help us with everyone else who took part in this miracle.
FEJ - How did people in the neighbourhood react?
Fabienne - Once the house was completed they stop making fun of me and my family. It is with a spirit of gratitude and recognition that I speak today, I want to say a big thank you to FEJ, all who helped at the construction of the house, especially Mission of Tears and Emmanuel church members who gave me the opportunity to live a normal life again like people in my neighbourhood you, May the Lord Bless you.