Greetings, Wesley Family! We would like to introduce you to our February 2021 Mission Project, the Alain Rocourt Endowment Fund.
This IGRC endowment fund exists to support Methodist schools in Haiti, training and pay for teachers, funding for children’s tuition, and feeding pupils who would otherwise go hungry. This fund was set up in honor of Rev. Alain Rocourt who is a native of Haiti, and was educated by Methodist missionaries in the early 20th century. It was at his urging that the Methodist Church began setting up schools in Haiti. Today there are about 100 Methodist schools in Haiti where children begin school as early as kindergarten. Haiti is the poorest country in our hemisphere, and the needs of schools in Haiti are especially dire due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Confinement was imposed in March 2020 and teachers have not received any pay since May 2020.
As we know, education is an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. The United Methodist Churches in our conference are providing not only an education but hope. Your gift enables the fund to provide the financial difference for a child’s education. Please write you check to Wesley UMC and indicate on the memo line Alain Rocourt Endowment Fund. To give online, click on the $ at the bottom of the page.
The Wesley UMC Missions Team thanks each of you for your continued support of our monthly
missions, and the love you extend to others.