RICHLAND, Wash. -- Columbia Foursquare Church is sending seven men on a construction mission to Jeremie, Haiti on February 16 to build an orphanage and church to house up to 100 kids living in poverty. Jeremie is 250 miles outside Port-Au-Prince.
The cost of the building will be about $50,000 and so far they've raised about $30,000.
Each of the seven people going to do the work raised their own funds for the mission, $1,800 for the two weeks which includes airfare, room, board, immunizations. They will also pay Haitian workers $10 a day to help with construction.
"Population has increased to about 80,000 to 100,000 people and unemployment is running about 80 percent. There's just tremendous needs there, Physical needs, spiritual needs, relational and social, political needs," says Jon Brandsetter, the Pastor at Columbia Foursquare who is also going on the mission for a week.
Aaron Potts, a builder says they have make very basic construction on the property purchased by the Foursquare Church in Hawaii.
"They don't have electricity down there, don't really have plumbing, its just a very simple structure for the children." says Potts.
If you want to help the church raise money for the trip, call Pastor Jon Brandstetter at 509-946-6804 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org