Harvest International's Children's Ministry offers you the opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of children all around the world. With your support you can help provide food, clothing, shelter, medical care and education to children in need. More importantly, you will be helping to spread the wonderful news of Jesus Christ through Biblical training.
It is important to us that children are given a firm foundation Biblically so that they can grow up to impact their families and community for the Lord Jesus Christ.
We support and collect funds for several Christian orphanages and schools. We try to assist with the provision of food supplies and school fees. These schools and orphanages are all run by nationals of the country where they are located so that the children will be prepared to go out into their communities as adults and live successfully and be a light into their own people. They will (and are) able to minister in ways that we as foreigners never can. In the past, we have encouraged teams to visit these schools and orphanages. It is amazing how encouraged the children are by knowing that “Americans” care for them. Due to the worldwide situation, we have temporarily stopped team travel but we hope to be able to start again in the future.
Garden Of Joy School located on a mountain in Thomassin, Haiti. The school serves over 600 students from Petit Section/K-3 (3 year olds) all the way to Philo/Grade 13 (20+ year olds), providing them with food, care and a Christian Education.
Charlie's Champions and In His Hands are children's orphanages in Gonaives, Haiti. Charlie's Champions is led by a Haitian Paster, Charlie Dieudonne and In His Hands is led by a Haitian Pastor, Sylvester Sineus. These orphanages were started in 2004 after Hurricane Jeanne hit Haiti and destroyed most of the city. Many children were left on the streets with no family or home to go to. Pastors Charlie and Sylvester gathered the children that they could and made homes for them. Sponsorship for Charlie's Champions is for the entire orphanage, not individual children.
Jerusalem School is located in Gonaives, Haiti and has over 100 children who attend a classic or technical class. Jerusalem supports children of poor families by providing them with food, tuition and textbooks.
Shiloh Children's Home is located in Haiti and is run by Harvest missionaries Tom & Ginger Schmidt. They started SCH in 2010 to provide a Christ-centered family home for orphans and amputees; teaching the children to live for the Glory of God and be contributing members of their society.
The Haven is an orphanage in Kenya (Africa) that began in 2005 by Harvest missionaries Alan May. They started the orphanage to house children who were abandoned in the streets, abused and neglected.