Friday, August 26, 2011

With Great Sadness

It is with great sadness that we inform you our dear brother in the Lord, Jean Kuislin "Kiki" Alexis, has passed away and gone to be with the Lord. Matthew 18:5 tells us that "whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name, welcomes me." Kiki welcomed the Lord daily as he served the orphans in Haiti through Maison. Through his ministry and work with Maison, Kiki helped hundreds of children be united with their forever families and many more to have a safe place to live with food, water and medical care they would not have had otherwise. We are so thankful to have known Kiki and to have worked alongside him in the ministry the Lord had called him to.

Please be in prayer for his family and the staff and children at Maison during this difficult time. Since Kiki's life was poured out to serve the children through Maison, we ask that memorial gifts be sent through For His Glory with "Kiki Memorial" in the memo, and we will ensure that your gift is applied toward the continuation of his work.

If you are a family currently in the adoption process of a child at Maison, we will be notifying your agency as to the changes that will be made in who will be processing adoptions for Maison as soon as that can be determined. Thank you for your patience in this area.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Exciting Things at FHG

I wanted to share with you some of the exciting things happening at FHG and Maison right now. Seeing how the Lord is working in and through this ministry is so encouraging for all of those involved.

We are getting ready for summer mission teams to begin arriving. The mission teams are such a blessing to the staff and children at Maison and we are excited to have them. In addition to the orphanage, Maison reaches out to a boys home in Port-au-Prince and a small village. The short-term teams will have opportunities to be a part of this outreach this summer. Please pray for the teams as they minister to the children and staff at the orphanage as well as the boys home and village.
Feed Haiti Team
Feed Haiti Team

We have had a couple of people recently take it upon themselves to help raise funds for the orphanage. The Feed Haiti Team ran in the Frederick Running Festival and raised over $4300 toward food for Maison and another orphanage in Citi Soleil that we reach out to and share with whenever we have additional food, clothing or other practical items. Thank you Feed Haiti Team for all your hard work to help feed the children in the orphanage!

Audrey, a young girl who is now a cousin to two of the children that came home to the U.S. from Maison shortly after the earthquake, has become passionate about helping the orphans in Haiti. Audrey decided to organize and host a pancake breakfast to benefit FHG. She raised $1928 through the breakfast to benefit the children. Thank you Audrey for a great idea and a lot of hard work!
Our New Generator
Our New Generator

Through several generous donors, we were able to purchase the much needed new generator! What a relief it is to have this in place and know that we have a reliable way to power the orphanage - keeping refrigerated medicines good, and powering lights and fans. Thank you to all who gave to make this possible!

We are very excited to tell you that after being denied twice for a medical visa, Vanessa was suddenly granted a visa to travel to the U.S. for treatment for Blount's Disease. Vanessa traveled to Denver on Friday and will be treated by Denver Children's Hospital. Following her surgery and recovery, she will be able to walk normally. Had Vanessa not been given this opportunity, she likely would have eventually not been able to walk at all and would have been in a wheel chair. Please join us in praising the Lord for His moving in this situation. And thank you to Denver Children's Hospital for providing the care and surgery that Vanessa needs! Please pray for her surgery and recovery.

Tech Serve, an organization that helps ministries build internationally, recently completed a trip to Port-au-Price to survey the land God blessed us with last summer. Their trip gave us a lot of information about what will be needed to build the orphanage, where the buildings should be placed and what kind of drainage and irrigation is available. Please continue to pray with us for the building project. Pray that the previous owner would be moved to come in and sign the notary papers that are needed. Pray also for the funding to build the orphanage on the new land and further the vision and outreach of Maison through being able to reach out and care for more children and reach out to the community through a community clinic, church and school.

Pierre, Director of Maison, recently spent two weeks in the U.S. sharing with churches and organizations about the ministry. This was an especially encouraging time for him. He is now back in Haiti overseeing the orphanage and preparing for the summer teams and working on more details for the land. Please be in prayer for Pierre, Frankis, Kiki and Angie as they serve tirelessly on behalf of caring for the orphans in Haiti that the Lord has placed in the care of Maison.

Often I am asked what our biggest needs are. In the past, Maison was funded primarily though adoption fees with the short-fall raised and provided by For His Glory. At the time of the earthquake, all of the children who were in the process of adoption were allowed to join their forever families. Since the earthquake, we have taken in 83 children. Adoptions are beginning, but the large majority of the children now in the orphanage do not yet have adoptive families. This means that there is a large monthly short-fall that we need to help meet. Please pray about how you can join us in caring for orphans in Haiti by helping to raise a $300/month commitment. This could be through your Sunday School Class, small group, Bible Study etc. If 70 people will rise up to this challenge, the orphanage will be fully funded! Through your help, we really can be the hands and feet of Jesus to these children.

In Him,

Kim Harmon, President

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Running for a Cause

Kendra Evans has set up a website for a half marathon. If you would like to sponsor Kendra, the proceeds will be given directly to the orphanage. The website is to donate or for more information.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Calling All Adoptive Parents Who Have Adopted in 2010

It has been a little over a year now since the earthquake devastated Haiti. Recently, a documentary aired on Hulu called, "Adopting Haiti" about the days following the earthquake. We would like to hear from you if you brought a child home following the earthquake. Please send an update email, along with photos to We want to hear from you and hear your story!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Watch The Account of What Hapended a Year Ago on Hulu Today!

"Adopting Haiti"

Shortly after the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, filmmaker Timothy Wolfer arrived at our orphanage, Maison des Enfants de Dieu. This powerful documentary tells the story of survival following the earthquake and the struggle to evacuate the children to their adoptive families in the U.S. Be sure to watch it on Hulu.

Tawnya Constantino, a neurologist and adoptive mother, was at the orphanage in the aftermath of the earthquake and appears in the documentary, along with her husband, Greg, an FHG Board Member.

Click this link for more info:

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Word from Pierre

This year is a special year in the history of the orphanage. At the end of last year, I was asking God what verse to teach the children and the staff for the beginning of 2010. He inspired me to teach ISAIAH 45:2,3, "I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. We learned it, and believed He was going to do something great for the children.

Many of the children had been waiting for a longtime in the adoption process to go home. They felt encouraged by the verse. Suddenly,on January 12, the earthquake hit and made big changes in the life of the kids. It is an unforgotten day for Haitian people. It was the first time we faced this event: in 35 seconds more than 300,000 people died, 250,000 houses collapsed leaving 1.5 million people in tents. We were asking ourselves why did God allow it to happened. He had His reasons for it.

From this hopeless situation, He made marvelous things for us. We had no children
hurt, but we did lose a Nanny who was at home. Our security walls that fell were
rebuilt by a team from California. He sent 110 children to their families
in the States, Canada and Argentina. He broke the difficult bars of adoption to
bring joy, new hope and loving care to these children.

Now, God has entrusted us with new children. He blessed us with a new van to drive the kids, families and the Missionaries that come to serve here. He gave us a piece of land to shine His Glory to the community. What an awesome God we serve!

As outreach, with GRANGOU and other donors, we were able to feed the
birth parents for a few months after the earthquake, help churches, feed orphanages
and a village. We distributed medicines to Hospitals and clinics to help save lives. During last summer, we organized a VBS for 600 children. We also fed them during the week. It was a great time. 72 of them gave their life to Jesus. Hallelujah!!! God has opened a house for 50 street boys who now are receiving food, education and medical care. Their lives are being changed. Finally, last November, we organized a Leadership conference for 150 Pastors where they got trained, equipped, empowered and encouraged to serve better in the Kingdom.

All this was possible because He used YOU to be a channel of blessings to us. I want to thank all of you that contributed to make a huge difference in the lives of these kids and the Haitian people. We were so encouraged by your presence, your love, your kindness and your donations to the orphanage, For His Glory and GRANGOU. We pray that God will continue to use you as His tool to keep on blessing this ministry.

We have some new challenges for next year. We want to build the land so that we can serve more children and a bigger community. This is a big dream God gave us to fulfill for His Glory. We want to find families for the kids that live with us now. As outreach, we plan to organize a VBS for the children in the community, a Leadership Conference for 300 Pastors, a Woman's Retreat and Medical Clinics for the community. Please keep us in your prayers so that God can make these projects come true.

I wish all of you a wonderful"Merry Christmas"(jwaye nwel in creole). May the light and the love of God keep you warmed.

Bless you,

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Medical Visas and Life Changing Surgeries

Medical Visas and Life Changing Surgeries

We currently have two amazing children that we have been working to get medical visas to come to the US for treatment for the last 8 months.

Samy Leo, a very happy and active little guy, has club feet and is in need of surgery if he will ever have the hope of walking. Dr. Jane Aronson and Dr. Mark Reiger, in connection with Morrison Memorial Hospital Campus in Morristown, New Jersey have offered their services to repair little Samy's legs and a family had generously offered to host and care for Samy while he was in the U.S. for treatment. We just learned that Samy's medical visa was denied. Please pray with us that the Lord will provide another alternative for Samy to receive this life changing surgery.

Vanessa, an amazing little girl that is happy and full of energy, will be traveling to Colorado to Denver Children's Hospital where Dr. Mark Erickson will be treating her for Blounts Disease. Vanessa runs and jumps rope, even with her disability, but following her surgery, she will be able to walk and play normally. If left untreated, Vanessa's legs would likely continue to worsen and could lead to the inability to walk. Please pray for God's provision for airfare for Vanessa and her escort and that her surgery will be successful and that she will soon be able to walk and play normally.

We would like to say thank you to these hospitals, doctors and host families for all that they are doing to help! You are such a blessing.