In 2007, The House of the Lambs of God Orphanage (La Maison des Agneaux de Dieu Orphelinat --MADO) began taking Haitian orphan girls. In 2011, construction began on the boys’ complex and opened September 2012. The girls’ complex is home to about 40 orphan girls and the boys complex about 20 boys. Caregivers live with the children and care for them full-time.
The objective at MADO is to raise men and women to make a positive contribution to Haiti through providing a nurturing, Christian environment and an education. Haiti is a country of political unrest and turmoil. Change in the community can improve through a long-term commitment to Christian nurturing and education. The girls’ orphanage complex includes the buildings for the school and church as well as garden space. The boys’ orphanage complex is located approximately 1 mile away.
The primary school, College Evangelique le Lutherien de Ouanaminthe, is a Haitian government accredited school for grades preschool through 6th grade. Education in Haiti is approximately 90% private education due to historical mission involvement and lack of government funding. The school has approximately 250 students, including the orphans. The objective of education is to provide members of society who are able to be productive and support family and future generations of the local community. The curriculum includes Bible education, math, language (spoken and written French and Creole), life skills, music, and agriculture.
Check out our updates for recent photos of the school construction and students using the classrooms.
Reverend Paul shepherds a congregation (Eglise Evangelique Lutherienne de Ouanaminthe) in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, which is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti (ELCH). The church holds six weekly services and other outreach gatherings. As Bishop of Nord Est Haiti, Reverend Paul has other ministry obligations as an adjunct professor of the Lutheran Seminary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and administrative and theological cooperation with the four other Lutheran bishops.
Baja Outreach Church
In 2013, Rev. Daniel Paul started expanding his proclamation ministry to Baja, Haiti. This church plant area started with a well construction for a community without safe drinking water. Lay ministers regularly hold meetings in Baja, Haiti, which is about 4-5 miles from La Maison des Agneaux de Dieu Orphelinate (The House of the Lambs of God Orphanage—MADO). In 2015, a building for worship and school was constructed. Rev. Paul has delegated Yves Telemarque with the responsibility of continuing work in this community. Yves presently is MADO’s second grade teacher and his wife Manise is a kindergarten teacher. Many of the children from Baja did not receive an education because it is a long walk to Ouanaminthe and most families were not able to pay for the tuition. In school year 2016-17 classes were regularly held in the afternoon for grades preschool - 2nd grade. The children are able to receive a daily meal and education.