One of the primary ministries of the Haiti Orphan Foundation is supporting and overseeing the Grace Children’s Home in Croix-des-Bouquet, Haiti. Obviously, having a great “on the ground” staff at GCH is vital in accomplishing our vision of raising young leaders who love Jesus and are prepared to affect real change in Haiti. No matter their title in the home, all of our staff play huge roles in caring for our children and modeling a Christ-like attitude as they serve with grace and excellence. One of the key staff members at GCH is Jacqueline Tidé.
Jacqueline and her three children (Lina, Guivenchy, & Tchenley) are from the town of Hinche in central Haiti. Her husband is a farmer who works very hard but is not able to adequately feed his family. Jacqueline moved to Port-au-Prince to work as a maid in an orphanage to earn enough money to care for her children. After several months of not being able to pay Jacqueline, the pastor who ran the orphanage referred her to Pastor Lesly who was looking for a House Mother at GCH. Pastor Lesly agreed to let her children live at the home, and Jacqueline began working as a House Mother. She said it was very difficult until HOF got involved. HOF not only provided a pay check but also allowed Pastor Lesly to hire addition staff for the home.
Jacqueline is one of the hardest workers we have ever seen. She cares for all of the boys as if they were her own. Jacqueline sends her sincere appreciation to all the sponsors of HOF. She says without HOF she and her children would be homeless, and she would not have the ministry of caring for the boys of GCH. Please pray for Jacquline and her family as she continues this important role of raising our boys with the love of Christ. We are so thankful for Jacqueline and the other staff members who serve the boys of the Grace Children’s Home so well.