|Anglicans of Haiti have lost everything, accept their determination.
Gone are homes, churches and schools but His Spirit lives in their
hearts. We thank those who are helping. Please continue.
|David W. Lee of Virginia is leading work to assess needs. New theme is "Helping Haitians to
Help Themselves." Contact David to see how you may help. His email address below.
thousands have died. Their people are in
crisis and nations are moving in to help.
We as Christians must be there to help
not only to rebuild their homes but their
lives. Our fund is to do this in a small
way. We want them to know that their
children will return to school; that our
surviving priests will have an Altar to
bring the Comfort of Jesus to them. We
can not foresee everything now but we
know that our job is to pray for them, to
stand with them and to have resources
to help. We must be there for "long
haul." Our funds and your donations will
go to our people by name and not lost in
a general fund.
Our Diocese in Haiti was founded by the Rt.
Rev Lafond Lapointe in the 1980's. Since its
founding the diocese has grown and seen
other Anglican Dioceses developed. We have
three Anglican Dioceses in Haiti at this time.
The Rt. Rev. Joseph D. Desir was
consecrated a Bishop for Haiti by the Rt. Rev.
Larry W. Johnson of Virginia; the Rt. Rev.
Melvin Pickering of New Mexico,; and the Rt.
Rev. Vincent Thakore of Georgia(deceased).
Bishop Desir has served as priest and lawyer
in his country. He served as an official in the
Government for a number of years.
The old Orthodox Anglican Church of Haiti
was established in 1861. When the
Episcopalians arrived in Haiti in 1913 they
took over the buildings but many of the
people did not go to them. They for the most
part became Methodists until Lafond Lapointe
left the EC to gather the traditionalists. The old
Anglican Church was reconstituted by the Rt.
Rev. Lafond Lapointe in 1987. The Church
was headed by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Lafond
Lapointe until his death in 2001. Before
Bishop Lapointe's death he gave leadership
in the election of Bishop Johnson to provide
oversight for the Church in Haiti and to found
the Anglican Church of Virginia. To his credit
he envisioned a new communion and helped
to establish the Anglican Church
International Communion. Bishop Johnson is
the Guardian and episcopal visitor. Other
Anglican Bishops are the Rt. Rev. Samuel
Felxon and the Rt. Rev. Pierre Toussaint.
Our Father, please protect and bring comfort to
the living. Receive the souls of the dead into
your loving Arms. In Jesus Name we Pray,
+Larry W. Johnson, Bishop
|Where are they now?
Photos from Bishop Johnson's visit to Haiti in better times.
These are some of our Anglican children, priests, deacons and teachers.
Note photo of US Marine on wall of top right photo. Pride that a son of
Haiti is a United States Marine.