Synod Receives Thanks from CRC of Haiti

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Rev. Romelus St. Yves of the Eglise Chrétienne Réformée d’Haiti (Christian Reformed Church of Haiti) thanked Synod 2012 for the work the CRC has done in Haiti following the earthquake in 2010.

Rev. Romelus St. Yves, Christian Reformed Church of Haiti: “Thank you for your partnership, thank you for your prayer.”
Photo: Karen Huttenga

The CRC of Haiti has roughly 3,000 members in 48 churches.

St. Yves explained that four of the congregations’ church buildings were damaged. With the help of the CRC, he said, two churches will be repaired and two will be rebuilt.

St. Yves went on to explain the importance of Christian education and the efforts to minimize the influence of voodoo throughout Haiti.

Rev. Bruce Persenaire, vice president of Synod 2012, responded, “It [is] remarkable that even though buildings have toppled and infrastructure has been torn apart, the gospel is still strong and you are bringing the gospel in a holistic manner.”

In closing his greeting from Haiti, St. Yves said, “Thank you for your financial support. Thank you for your partnership. Thank you for your prayer. May the Lord Almighty bless you abundantly.”


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Ryan Struyk was a former Banner news correspondent for classes Grand Rapids South and Thornapple Valley. 

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I'd like to add my thanks to those in the CRC who have been the hardworking hands and loving arms in Haiti on behalf of all of us here in North America.