St. Paul's Lutheran Helps Haiti Orphanageby Marilyn Gumz on September 17, 2014
A Lutheran orphanage in Haiti will be receiving a big gift from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School of Bremen. The bus was purchased from Kerlin Bus Sales in Silver Lake. Marilyn Gumz, a member of the mission committee at St. Paul’s says, “A big “shout out” to Kerlin for their help, we got a great deal! And, McCormick Motors in Nappanee was also generous in getting the bus into tip-top shape for the trip.”
The bus will be traveling to Haiti utilizing the Denton Program, which takes advantage of Humanitarian Aid supplied by the US Department of Defense. There is no fee for the transportation as long as the cargo meets the requirements of the program. The bus will most likely travel with the US Air Force Reserves from Grissom Air Base on a training flight sometime after hurricane season.
The church is also sending school and feeding supplies to Pastor Isaac Jacquetin Jeremie in Haiti to offset costs he has administering the Lutheran Schools in the area where the orphanage is located. The need is great in this isolated part of Haiti and the children are eagerly awaiting the supplies and the bus.