Today, I was lucky to hear about LaGonave, Haiti. Have ya heard of this place? No, it has not been discussed on CNN, the Daily Record has not been discussing it in the papers, and honestly, I was not even aware of its existence on the map! Well today, I was so lucky to hear of this place, LaGonave. It is an island in the Gulf of Gonave, Haiti. It is 37 miles long and 9 miles wide with a population of about 100,000 people.
The speaker I heard is Barbara Freeman (she is a friend of my friend, DeLinda, whom I adore!). Her son, Matt, with his wife and children were missionaries in LaGonave. One day, in 2006, Matt was riding his motorcycle to work, and he was involved in a traffic accident that took his life. Matt's family, after much grief, created an organization, Hope for LaGonave, Haiti, that would continue the great works that Matt was doing for this island. Now, 400 children in La Gonave are given an education that will hopefully equip them to become useful productive citizens and they are also being fed lunches throughout the week. With this ministry the children of La Gonave are given an education and are taught God's Word and this will enable them to teach generations to come, as well as, and open their minds and hearts to find hope in Jesus Christ.
After a few minutes of listening to Barbara speak about her love for Haiti and it's people I am just feeling led to blog about her and her family's cause. So, if you have a moment, please check out their website, Hope for LaGonave