SIDNEY — Northtowne Chiurch of God will be hosting a guest speaker on Sunday evening, May 14 at 6 pm. Joel and Doris Jeune from Carrefour, Haiti, will be preaching and sharing about their ministry to the Haitian people.
Operating since 1974, Grace International was founded by Bishop Joel and his wife Doris Jeune, who together oversee and lead the organization in the roles of President and Vice President. For the past 43 years, Grace International has been impacting lives through the oversight and management of many churches, 70 schools, three orphanages, as well as a medical/dental clinic, a pediatric hospital, a home for elderly widows, a vocational school and Community sustainable villages.
Within these programs and facilities, Grace International also operates a feeding program, various learning centers as well as seasonal and annual conferences. The basis of the organization’s work in Haiti is Grace Village, located in the county of Carrefour just outside of the capitol of Haiti, Port-au-Prince.
After the earthquake in 2010, more than 25,000 people sought refuge at Grace Village, making it the site of the second largest internally displaced camp in Port au Prince. Grace International continues to resettle many of the people who lived in this camp.
The country of Haiti makes up the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. Hispanola is between Cuba and Puerto Rico, and the eastern two-thirds of the island is the Dominican Republic. Haiti is one of poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Eighty percent of residents live in poverty, according to the CIA World Factbook. Haiti is one of the most densely populated (nearly 11 million people) and least developed countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Northtowne Church of God is located at 2008 Wapakoneta Ave. at the corner of Parkwood Street. Pastor Tim Bartee and the Northtowne church family invite you to come and be a part of this special evening.