The January 2010 earthquake in Haiti left more than 1.3 million people homeless, the majority of which moved into temporary shelter-tent camps-near the neighborhoods they once inhabited. Seeing such devastation up close, Lord led JTJ then to walk alongside a specific tent camp, Capvva, outside of Cite Soleil, a city within the larger Port-au-Prince area. We spent just under four years with Capvva before the residents of that community were given grants by the UN’s International Organization for Migration to move out and tent camp was officially closed in 2014. That journey with Capvva, people who were in dire conditions, molded and shaped us, as we learned to be the hand and feet of Jesus in a broken situation. We continue to walk with many of the inhabitants of Capvva, now relocated to Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, and have expanded our compassion outreach to places like Philippines, Cameroon, and Brazil. We strive to continue to uplift those in need and share the Gospel of Christ.
We have solidified partnerships with individuals in the communities we work with, people that are passionate about Christ and want to see His glory reached to many [see partner page].
Beginning with our work in the Haiti earthquake in 2010, we saw what tragedy looks like and how desperate a people are who have lost everything. We desire to go where disaster strikes to uplift those who might need the most basic of life’s necessities when it matters most.
Most of the poor lack access to medical supplies and services. We partner with a Christian medical relief organization Global Mustard Seed Missions and other medical mission doctors to bring clinics and medicine to those who need them.
Water is the human body’s most basic source of nutrients. And sadly water—clean water—can be scarce for impoverished communities because they are not tapped into a central supply. We work to partner with orgs that are drilling wells and creating alternative solutions (rain catchment systems).