In 1978 Pastor & Bishop Serge Coulanges from Haiti became friends with Pastor Don Mustard & their very close friendship has continued for over 40 years. REFUGE started out of this relationship. REFUGE is a Christian Ministry serving Haiti & now six very poor Haitian Communities in Dominican Republic for over 25 years. When REFUGE began there were already 28 churches and now there are about 50 in Haiti and 6 churches in Dominican Republic. We work with thousands of very poor brothers & sisters in Christ Jesus our Lord. We are continuing to work with the Pastors of Haiti & now Dominican Republic to spread the Good News of Christ Jesus! We also give large sums of funds donated to feed those starving. Also we help supply funds to build basic church buildings and basic Christian Schools. We are seeing so many come to Christ Jesus and out of voodoo it is very hard to keep up with all the growth. If you want to help us spread the Gospel of our loving Lord in Haiti and six very poor Haitian Communities in Dominican Republic 100% of what you give goes to the work of God there because the Board Members of REFUGE cover all the overhead costs. We ask that you write a check or use a money order this enables REFUGE to give 100% of what you give to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti and Dominican Republic.
R=Reaching out to all with God's love.
E= Evangelism - Sharing the wonderful love of God, His free gift of eternal life, forgiveness of sin and joy of knowing Him who is our creator.
F=Feeding those who are starving & helping with clothing & shelter.
U=Unity with other Christians who work with us to share the Gospel.
G=Going where God is working. Praying for the sick & seeing His wonderful healing & miracles poured out on many who cannot afford a doctor.
E=Encouraging Pastors, leaders and all God's people.
We believe in the compassionate love of God and the Gospel (Good News) that our Lord Jesus proclaimed. That all can be born again as Jesus spoke of in John 3:16 and have eternal life. When we ask for forgiveness, He our God forgives us of all of our sin. And when we confess Him as our Lord and believe, He is our Lord. Romans 10:9. Baptism is also done as our Lord Jesus told His disciples to do and spoken of in Acts 2:38 by Peter. We believe also that God is in the healing business and wants to heal those who are sick. So each time we go to Haiti we see many healings and miracles. God loves the people so much and we are just an extension of His love as we pray for the people who are very sick. Our brothers and sisters in Christ in Haiti are so much in our hearts and prayers and now we are also working closely with brothers and sisters in Dominican Republic to bless them and help them as so many are coming to the Lord there too.
It is so exciting seeing all that God is doing in Haiti and now Dominican Republic. To see people so hungry to know God, His love, care and healing is like a breath of fresh air. REFUGE is so pleased and honored to work closely with Bishop Serge Coulanges and the many Pastors he serves. REFUGE helps by raising funds to help children be able to go to Christian Schools. At this time a child in grade school can go to school for one entire year for $100.00 U.S. Just think of loving a child so much you would change their future. Teaching them of the wonderful love of God and also giving them an education.
We also help in providing funds to build very basic church buildings for churches that are getting started. We provide the funds for concrete blocks, cement, steel rafters, sheet metal for the roof as well as steel doors for the church and wood to build benches to sit on. Often the churches have dirt floors for several years until there are funds for concrete. REFUGE also provides funds to build basic Christian Schools for the children, because in many areas there are no schools at all. The public schools make up 10% or less of all the schools. So we can bless so many children and their families by providing a Christian School that touches their lives with the love and kindness of the living God! This is such an opportunity to touch the next generation with the love of God. Many of these children are coming out of voodoo homes and this is their opportunity to learn about a loving God who died for them and will give them eternal life in Christ Jesus!
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT REFUGE PLEASE EMAIL US OR CALL US. WE WELCOME YOUR QUESTIONS. TO GIVE DONATIONS TO HELP OUR BROTHERS SISTERS IN HAITI DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, PLEASE WRITE CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS TO REFUGE AND MAIL TO: P.O. Box 4628, South Colby, WA 98384. PLEASE REMEMBER 100% OF WHAT YOU DONATE IS GIVEN TO THE WORK IN HAITI AND DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO HELP THE VERY POOR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST THERE! YOU WILL RECEIVE A TAX RECEIPT BEFORE THE END OF JANUARY THE FOLLOWING YEAR BECAUSE REFUGE IS A NON-PROFIT MINISTRY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND KINDNESS!
P.O. Box 4628, South Colby, WA 98384, USp