Hope Community Project has been working and ministering in Haiti for over seven years now. Of the many blessings we have received while there, none stands out more than the relationships we have formed with local Haitian people. Periodically we want to highlight some of those wonderful people we have met and continue to work with in some way.

Julie Brouwer writes of Mary Loude,

Mary Loude

Mary Loude works with us and really makes sure everything around the house gets done. Trust us when we say, we would not be able to function without her. She makes sure we are well fed by cooking three meals a week for us. She washes our laundry twice a week, which is no small task considering there are nine of us. She cleans the house and goes to the market every week to buy food. She is married to Mathias who works at Paradise Village. You can almost always find her singing or cutting up with Modeline or one of us while she cooks. She is quite the funny character and we truly value her willingness to serve us week in and week out.

If you have been on one of our trips to Haiti and experienced what everyday life is like and how difficult it often can be, then you know how valuable and vital Mary Loud is for us. Our US folks living there work long days and often 6 plus days each week. Mary Loude serves and does so with great joy.

Your tax-deductible donations help us to serve along side Mary Loude as we together serve her community, helping children get to go to school, providing much needed medical care at a nominal cost to Haitians, and as with Mary Loude, helping Haitians find meaningful work so they can more and more provide for their own needs. All this so moms and dads can keep their children with them.

Please consider an ongoing donation or a one time donation to help us continue to serve the people of Gonaives.

And if you are in the St. Louis area, sign up to play in or sponsor our annual KeanyShack golf tourney fundraiser. Lots of fun and for our great cause.