MEETING THE NEEDS OF TODAY

EQUIPPING PEOPLE FOR TOMORROW

EMPOWERING HAITI FOR THE FUTURE

WHO WE ARE

Living Water Ministries of the Palm Beaches is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is committed to impacting the lives of the people in Northwest Haiti. 100% of all funds you donate are committed to the mission field as all overhead is supported by our dedicated board members of this great ministry.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is simple, we want to change lives! Lives just like yours and mine that live every day in extreme poverty without any hope or means to improve their situation. Food, Water, Clothing, Medical Care, Hope… the basic Spiritual and Physical necessities of life elude the families of northwest Haiti. Our mission is to change this.

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There are multiple facets within this organization all centered around assisting the people of Northwest Haiti to progress from the rigors of abject poverty. Our Mission is to reach out to meet the spiritual needs of the people in Haiti, to mentor them, and to help them mature in their knowledge and understanding. To address their physical needs such as food, clean water, clothing, housing, and private enterprise. To accomplish these goals by providing churches, formal education, medical attention, and infrastructure that will bring a self-sufficient life style.

HOPE FOR TODAY

Committed to provide the most critical personal daily needs such as:

1. Fresh Water – only available to 47.6% of rural population

2. Food & Clothing – 59% of population lives on $2.00 (US) per day

3. Medical Needs – 1.3 hospital beds per 1,000 people

4. Spiritual Needs


HOPE FOR TOMORROW

Equip the people to meet their own needs to avoid an entitlement type society.

1. Quality Education – 50% of children do not attend school

2. Trade School & Vocational Training – 2/3 of working force do not have formal jobs

3. Project Resources

4. Guidance to achieve Personal Accountability & Responsibility


HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

Create a higher standard of living through the expansion of the local infrastructure in the following areas:

1. Residential Development

2. Economy & Commerce

3. Medical & Surgical Facilities

4. Airport & Harbor

$3 Feeds a child… FOR A MONTH

FOOD DONATION PROGRAM

It only costs 10¢ per meal. For $36.50 you can feed a child for one year. Such a small amount of money to give a child a chance to live a healthy, productive life. Your donation can rescue a child from starvation.

We all know that children are starving all over the world including those in our own backyard. Knowing this can make it seem that no matter what we do, it will never be enough. We tell ourselves that I am only one person whose small donation cannot begin to make a difference.

In 2006 Living Water Ministries decided to prove that myth wrong. Even though there are thousands and thousands of hungry children in Haiti, we picked ten schools with about 900 students where we would prepare lunch for them knowing that this might be the only meal they would receive for the day. Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), located in Minnesota, offered to give us vitamin enriched food to distribute to the schools. We made the decision to add rice and beans to be able to give each child a larger portion so it would fill their little stomachs and satisfy their hunger.

God has blessed this program. Today there are 4,500 children in 30 schools in remote villages in Northwest Haiti receiving a good meal each day at school. The children are healthy. They are able to concentrate on their school work, and they are full of energy to run and play.

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

To learn more about this wonderful organization, we would like to offer you an opportunity to attend one of our information meetings.
You will hear from representatives that have been to this mission field and want only to share with you the wonderful things that God is doing in Northwest Haiti.
We will not ask you for any kind of commitment at these meetings, they are informative only.
You can also host an event! It is as easy as raising your hand.
If you are interested in learning more let us know.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

Your involvement is greatly needed. Whether it is a donation of your finances, your time, or your network,
The HOPE Campaign depends on people like you to make a difference in the lives of the people of Northwest Haiti.
Contact us to tell us how you want to help.

MISSION TRIPS

How then can they call on the one they have not believed in?  And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?  And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?  And how can they preach unless they are sent?  As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” - Romans 10:14-15

WE DO THIS THROUGH:

7 – 10 day mission trips:

    • Pre-trip planning meetings will provide information to help prepare you for what you will see and experience.
    • Team members raise funds for trip projects.
    • LWM will make all flight arrangements and arrange for all accommodations while you are in Haiti.
    • Fly into Port au Prince and travel to the Northwest.
    • Visit remote villages.
    • LWM Campus serves as the home base with comfortable accommodations.

    Short Term Projects may include: 

    • Food and water distribution
    • Mobile clinics and healthcare training
    • Bible studies for men, women, and teens
    • VBS for the children
    • Baby washing

    Long Term Projects may include: 

    • Building churches, schools, and parsonages
    • Locating and developing water sources
    • Gardening and animal farming
    • Economic assistance projects

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    MISSION PARTNERS

    A.B.W.E. INTERNATIONAL

    ALL KIDS MATTER

    CHRIST FELLOWSHIP

    C.R.O.P.P.S.

    FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

    FOOD FOR THE POOR

    GLOBAL COMPASSION MINISTRIES

    GLOBAL OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL

    GRACE HILL MINISTRIES

    KIDS AGAINST HUNGER

    FOUNDERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

    FREDCHALKERFred Chalker – Founder / CEO
    In April 1986, Fred felt the need to find out why people were risking their lives and the lives of their families to try to sail from Haiti to the US in rickety old sail boats.  His trip to the Northwest showed the deplorable living conditions of the people.  The lack of food and water, the desert-like environment, and the barren hillsides that could not provide a means for the people to earn any type of living brought reality to the sense of hopelessness the people were experiencing.    Fred accepted the call of the Lord to take the love of Christ to the people. He was the co-leader of Living Water Northwest Haiti Ministry from 1986 until 2001 when he became the Founder of Living Water Ministries of the Palm Beaches.    He is a graduate of Hartford University and Wards School of Electronics.  His working career includes 15 years at IBM, 15 years as the owner of South Florida Coffee Company, 20+ years in real estate investments and owner of Carousel Antique Center.   Fred’s life and activities have been one continual witness and devotion to the spread of the Word of God to the people he encounters both locally and internationally.

    PASTOR JACKLIN ETIENNE – ADMINISTRATOR
    Pastor Etienne was born into a Christian family in 1959.  He confirmed his faith in Jesus Christ when he was baptized in 1981. He completed the required 14 years of study to be eligible to attend the University in Haiti. He spent four years at the Ethnology Faculty where he studied sociology, anthropology, and accounting. He then attended the Theological University where he received a BA degree and a Master of Divinity degree.    He lives in Port au Prince with his wife. Etienne became involved with Living Water Northwest Haiti Ministry that later became Living Water Ministries of the Palm Beaches.  As the Living Water Ministries Administrator, he oversees all the projects, programs, villages, and personnel that are part of this organization.  Pastor travels from Port au Prince to the LWM Campus in Ti-Lagon at least once every month.  He is well known and respected throughout the villages. Above all, he is sealed by the Holy Spirit of God which enables him to be a son of the living God and called to proclaim the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ.

    JON PACE
    FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER

    CARL SEXTON
    BOARD MEMBER

    DENNY MITCHELL
    BOARD MEMBER

    JEFF BRANDON
    BOARD MEMBER

    JEFF LEE
    BOARD MEMBER

    LIVING WATER MINISTRIES
    PO BOX 511261,
    PUNTA GORDA, FL 33951-1261
    (561) 827-3241 • info@livingwaterhaiti.org

    Office Hours

    Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
    Saturday-Sunday: Closed

    (561) 827-3241
    info@livingwaterhaiti.org

    PO BOX 511261
    Punta Gorda, FL 33951-1261