La Limye’ Ministries Children’s Home, Haiti
“The Fall of 2012 found me in a small town in Haiti working alongside a handful of strangers. Each of us, feeling led by the Father to pour ourselves out for the hurting people in the immediate area. For one of my fellow team members, Ellen Humerickhouse, the call was consistent and the draw to these Haitians was unavoidably urgent.
Upon getting to know this sweet sister, I had learned that this was her 4th time traveling to Haiti to serve these people. Though she had been many places on mission, including all over the U.S., Uganda, Ethiopia, Reynosa and Mexico, the desire to go and stay in Haiti was ever increasing.
Imagine my delight and joy when, in 2013, I received word that Ellen had moved to Haiti to set out to accomplish that which God had called her to do. To start an all-girls Children’s Home and Community Center for the nearby villages under the ministry name La Limye (“The Light” in Haitian Creole).
As I have continued to maintain friendship with Ellen, we have prayed for La Limye through our Monday Night gathering and I have shared the excitement of God’s work in Haiti. Recently, during communication with Ellen, I realized her great need for encouragement from the body of Christ and began to pray that God would send a group from Grace Klein Community to go to Haiti to love on Ellen, the children and the amazing staff who are giving their lives to care for children.” – Ali McMakin, Grace Klein Community Member
We’re excited to announce that in August, 2016, a Grace Klein Community team plans to travel to La Limye, Haiti.
Beyond prayer and monetary/tangible support, we would like to offer Ellen and the staff (nurse, nanny, security guards, community volunteers…) some rest by serving in whatever capacity they need.
Our focus will be to encourage, to speak life, to initiate worship, to go to battle with the darkness in the village there and to intercede in prayer and praise for what God has done/is doing in her with the ministry He has orchestrated. We plead with the Father for blessings and resources and for His name to be glorified through La Limye.
Trip dates are 8/6/2016 – 8/14/2016.
$800 (round trip)
TOTAL: $1,000.00 per person
La Limye Current Needs List:
- Diapers (all sizes)
- Baby Food
- Any Baby Care items (Desitin, A+D, baby lotion, baby wash, clothes, pacifiers… )
- Dish Drying Rack
- Mini Vacuum for the bus
- Printer Paper
- Paper Clips
- Peel and Stick Small Envelopes
Tangible donations can be delivered to the Grace Klein Community office, 2652 Old Rocky Ridge Road, Hoover, AL 35216. Deadline: August 4, 2016
If you feel God leading you to contributed financially towards the journey to La Limye, Haiti, check donations can be mailed to:
Grace Klein Community, Inc. 1678 Montgomery Hwy #104, Birmingham, AL 35216
Or, donate via our website: http://gracekleincommunity.com/donate/
Mission Statement of La Limye, Haiti
“I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.” – Acts 26:17-18
In the Fall of 2013, God moved Ellen to buy land in the village of Guiton in Arcahaie, Haiti which would soon be the location of an all-girl’s children’s home and the base for Ellen’s ministry, La Limye (meaning “The Light” in Haitian Creole).
“The goal for the home is to take the children out of the circle of poverty, feed and nurture them, teach them a trade that they can use to support themselves as adults, and show them the love of Christ.” – Ellen
The land for La Limye was legally purchased in the fall of 2013 and construction began in January of 2014. Two years after starting construction, the La Limye Children’s Home opened on March 5th, 2016. On March 24th the 1st little girl arrived. Now, in July 2016, Ellen is comprehensively caring for 5 girls all under the age of three.
Along with the children’s home, La Limye will be used as a community center for the local adults. A place where the community can come to hear about Jesus, have access to clean water, and learn basic literacy and life skills through classes offered.
A 3,000 square foot area built for up to 20 orphaned or abandoned girls of any age who are in need of a nurturing home to learn and feel the love of Christ.
An adult community center focused primarily on literacy classes, English courses, discipleship classes, and biblical training. A ministry to educate, teach, and send out the people of Haiti to fulfill the Great Commission and help them rise above the poverty they are now in.
For further information check out their website: http://www.lalimye.com/
Take a look at a video clip about La Limye by clicking HERE.