The official opening of Mission Discovery’s HOLD the Children Orphanage in Haiti is this week and a team is there to dedicate the building and work as well. Just outside the city of Port de Paix, Haiti is Mission Discovery childrens home that currently meets the needs of 19 children. The home provides a safe place, and education and nutrition.

The home was the vision of Mission Discovery’s Don Schreier and Pastor Cherelus Exante. Both Don and Pastor Exante saw the need of thousands of orphaned children in Haiti and began work on the facility that will house 60 children 4 years ago. The two story building in the small community of La Vaude sits among banana and palm trees on a small stream. It’s equipped with a commercial kitchen, generator and water purification system and a staff of caring Christian adults.

Half of the children at the home are there because they lost parents in the earthquake that hit Port au Prince on January 12th.

Next door to the childrens home is one of Mission Discovery’s sponsor schools. This gives children from the home the opportunity to walk just a few feet to attend school each day.

This week a team of college students and adults are at the home painting, and leading programs for the children. In just two weeks a team of 11 nurses will join Mission Discovery in Port au Prince to continue helping those hurt by the earthquake. The week-long mission trip will end on Sunday.

Mission Discovery will continue adult mission trips in Port au Prince this June, October and December. Each week-long trip will be unique in it’s structure focusing on the needs at the time of arrival. For more information about Mission Discovery Haiti mission trips call 800-767-8720 or email [email protected].