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Bearing Light to the World’s Darkest Places

Understanding the Impact of $10 in Bois de Laurence, Haiti

Fr. Randy     Mar 1, 2017 7:31:00 AM

If you’ve been following along with us as we explore the beautiful community of Bois de Laurence, Haiti, you know that for $10 a month, you can give a child the gift of a year of education at St. Jean Bosco school. What you may not know is that you can also give them meals to eat, clothes to wear, provide much-needed extra...


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Laurette’s Story: How St. Jean Bosco School Changed Her Life

Fr. Randy     Feb 22, 2017 7:31:00 AM

As any teacher will tell you, the task of forming young minds and hearts is not an easy one. It involves long days of being “on,” trying desperately to instill a love of the truth in one’s students and long nights of grading and planning. There are students who seem to soak up knowledge like a sponge, and some, who seem at...


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Why We Need School Sponsors: An Interview with Fr. Bavon

Fr. Randy     Feb 17, 2017 7:31:00 AM

Recently, we sat down with Fr. Bavon, the pastor of the only Catholic parish in Bois de Laurence, Haiti. We asked him to share his experience as a native Congolese serving as a missionary in Haiti, particularly his work as president of the St. Jean Bosco school. When listening to Fr. Bavon, it’s difficult not to be moved by...


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How to Change a Haitian Child’s Life with What You Spend on Netflix

Fr. Randy     Feb 8, 2017 12:41:04 PM

For most of us, we don’t think twice about spending $10 a month on subscription services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Spotify Premium. $120 just isn’t a ton of money — especially when we spend it over the course of a year.

You know what else cost just $120 annually? Tuition for school in Haiti.

Wait. What?!


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Use #GivingTuesday to Support Women & Infants in Guatemala Who Need Our Help

Fr. Randy     Nov 28, 2016 2:09:00 PM

This #GivingTuesday, our goal is to provide concrete signs of Christ’s love to the women and children of rural Guatemala. We recently caught up with Fr. Maxi Charitable Derisseau, a CICM missionary in Guatemala and founder of  the Bethany Maternal Child Center of San Benito Lachúa, and asked him about the needs of the women,...


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About This Blog

Missionhurst Missionaries build Catholic communities in frontier situations: places where the gospel is not preached or lived. This blog is about their work in the four corners of the globe, and their holistic work in four areas of focus: relief and healthcare, socio-economic development, education, and pastoral work.

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