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 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.
Explore Our Missions In Haiti
Living Water Campus
Water and Electric
Chicken/Goat Farming projects
We have built 23 houses and 29 additional houses to be constructed.
Ti Paradis Christian School
Ti- Paradis Church
Baie de Henne
Christian School/Church — one building houses both
We are feeding children at the schools
Port de Paix
We are feeding children at the schools
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
SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
It only costs $1.00 per day to feed 10 children. Your generous monthly gift will bring HOPE to the Hopeless. Such a small amount of money can rescue a child from starvation and will give a child a chance to live a healthy, productive life. We have ministry partners that match your donation by 75% which means your $1.00 per day becomes $4.00 per day.
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. At Living Water Ministries that statement just is NOT TRUE!
Over the last 12 years, Living Water Ministries has gradually increased the number of children that receive a vitamin enriched meal at school each day. Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), located in Minnesota, supplies the food that we 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 will fill their little stomachs and satisfy their hunger.
Why do we do this? In the remote villages of NW Haiti, families typically eat one meal per day. The amount of food they have is not enough for everyone in the family to satisfy their hunger. By feeding the students at school, the family has more food at home for the adults to eat. The parents explain that they want to be able to work to earn money to take care of the necessities for their family, but it is difficult to work when they are hungry.
God has blessed this program. The children are healthy. Their level of learning at school is increasing. The parents have enough food at home to give them the strength to perform the manual labor it takes to earn a living.
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.
ALL KIDS MATTER
FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN
FOOD FOR THE POOR
GLOBAL COMPASSION MINISTRIES
GLOBAL OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL
GRACE HILL MINISTRIES
KIDS AGAINST HUNGER
LAKE WORTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
NEW HOPE NOUVEAU KISKEYA
NEW LIFE CHILDREN‘S HOME
NORTHWEST HAITI CHRISTIAN MISSION
PROSPER & BE IN HEALTH
WATER MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL
NEW MISSION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
FOUNDERS AND BOARD MEMBERS
Fred 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.
Pastor Gerald Laguerre Ti-Riviere Church
- Married to Marie for 18 years
- Sons: Olivier 15 years old and Richman 11 years old
Pastor Guiteau Ramfort LWH Campus Manager
- Married to Sheila for 10 years
- Son: Jean 3 years old
- Daughter: Elle 9 years old
Pastor Guiteau manages the campus. He has staff that takes care of security, maintenance, etc. He is getting the goat and chicken farms up and running.
Pastor Frantz Estinfil Ti Paradis Church
- Married to Vanante for 11 years
- Sons: Roodley 10 years old, Joseph 8 years old
- Daughter: Neika Marie 4 years old
Pastor Edgard Estima Baie de Henne Church
- Married to Mirlande for 21 years
- Daughter: Elle 20 years old
FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER
DOUGLAS BURBELLA, MD
LIVING WATER HAITI
PO BOX 511261,
PUNTA GORDA, FL 33951-1261
Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
PO BOX 511261
Punta Gorda, FL 33951-1261