Update about the School: Hope Academy de Bois d’eau and a Gift for You!

Update about the School: Hope Academy de Bois d’eau

We would like to thank everyone who made a financial contribution through gofundme to support the opening of the new pre-school “Hope Academy de Bois d’eau” in Port-Margot, Haiti. The first day of class is Monday, September 16, 2019. 75 parents came to the School’s office to enroll their children to attend the new school. Unfortunately, we had to limit the number of students we can take and support fully to 25.

A Gift for you!

Would you please send us an email (hopefortodayoutreach@gmail.com) & provide us with your mailing address so we can send you a free copy of this new book, “The New Life Catechism for Children: 100 Questions & Answers to teach us how to live peacefully & relationally in the world” (Hope Outreach Productions, 2019) by Celucien Joseph

Please continue to keep these precious 25 young Haitian children and their family in your prayers and thoughts.

***By the way, since this book is published in three editions: The English edition, the Bilingual Kreyol and English Edition, and the Kreyol only edition, please do let us know which edition you would like to receive.

 

Blessings and Peace,

Celucien L. Joseph, PhD

President and Founder

Hope for Today Outreach

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We modified the mission and vision of Hope for Today Outreach (HTO)

We modified the mission and vision of Hope for Today Outreach (HTO)

Hope for Today Outreach (HTO) is a Christian faith-based and non-profit organization that takes a holistic approach to sustainable development and human flourishing so we can empower the poor, the marginalized, and the economically-disadvantaged individuals and families. To achieve this goal, HTO invests in various (social) development projects and works in the areas of poverty, education, health, water and sanitation, agriculture and food, leadership, trade training, church renovation, spiritual formation, etc. We primarily serve families in the impoverished area of Port-Margot, Haiti to contribute to the Region’s development and growth, and human flourishing.

We maintain that showing compassion to and helping the poor, the needy, the homeless, and the prisoner is an integral part of the Biblical story of God’s restoration of humanity and the goods news Jesus preached.

***Would you join us in this great cause and great mission and great commission for the great people of Haiti?

“Hope for Today Outreach’s Six Major Projects for Rural Haiti Toward Sustaining Development and Human Flourishing”

“Hope for Today Outreach’s Six Major Projects for Rural Haiti  Toward Sustaining Development and Human Flourishing”

1. Establish fully funded (and free) schools (Preschool to High School) with arts programs, pre-vocational programs, medical clinics/facilities, and clean and sanitary water projects in Haiti’s poorest rural areas–10 schools per department;

***Haiti is divided in 10 Departments or Provinces, including Artibonite,
Centre, Ouest, Nord, Grand’Anse, Sud
Nippes, Nord-Est, Nord-Ouest, and Sud-Est.

2. Create literacy programs for illiterate Haitian adults in the most empoverished areas in the country: 10 literacy centres per department;

3. Establish vocational/professional schools with programs such as carpentry, plumbing, electricity, refrigeration, masonry, barber, culinary arts, etc., in 10 most needing rural areas in the country;

4. Create religious programs and theological schools to provide decolonial spiritual formation and training and to promote postcolonial hermeneutics and indigenous ecclesiastical practices: we’ll need 10 major centres: one per department;

5. Create Community libraries and community-activity centers: we’ll need 10 of those per department in rural regions in the country;

6. Create Teacher Education Programs & Leadership Schools in rural Haiti: we’ll need 10 centres per department

How to fund these programs and projects:

A. Through the development of Haiti’s agriculture and natural resources;

B. By soliciting assistance from Haitian professionals in the Diaspora to invest in these projects;

C. By establishing scholarship funds and grants;

D. By soliciting Haiti’s wealthy class and rich private sector to invest in these projects;

E. By promoting (and selling) Hope for Today Outreach’s intellectual resources such as books, cds, teaching materials such as seminars and workshops on leadership, health, and education, etc.

F. By encouraging generous and humanitarian individuals and families to add Hope for Today Outreach to their living wills, trusts, and estates.

***We are making the first step in realizing a small portion of our goals. In September 2019, Hope Academy de Bois d’eau, located in the rural area of Bois d’eau, Port Margot, will start running with 25 students. In the next five years, our goal is to start a medical clinic and provide sanitary and clean water to the population there.

Dr. Celucien Joseph is the founder and president of Hope for Today Outreach (HTO).

Our motto is “to remember the poor.”

Dr. Joseph’s New Book, “The New Life Catechism”

We are pleased to announce the publication of Dr. Celucien Joseph’s new book, which is available in three versions: The English version, the Bilingual edition: English and Kreyol, and the Kreyol version. All three versions are also available as an ebook on any online bookstore such as amazon.

Click on the link below to access and purchase each respective version of the book:

  1. The English version

The New Life Catechism for Children: 100 Questions & Answers to teach us how to live peacefully and relationally in the world

2. The Bilingual edition: English and Kreyol

The New Life Catechism for Children/Katechis pou yon Nouvo Vi Pou Ti Moun Yo: 100 Kesyon ak Repons pou anseye nou kijan pou nou viv nan lapè ak bon relasyon nan mond lan

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3. The Kreyol version

Katechis pou yon Nouvo Vi Pou Ti Moun Yo: 100 Kesyon ak Repons pou anseye nou kijan pou nou viv nan lapè ak bon relasyon nan monn lan (Kreyol Edition)

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Book Description

The New Life Catechism for Children/Katechis pou yon Nouvo Vi Pou Ti Moun Yo: Bilingual Edition (English and Kreyòl)The New Life Catechism is about spiritual formation and development and so designed to teach children about the great theological truths and ethical practices of the Christian faith. It is written with great theological clarity and precision, and rhetorical eloquence. This gospel-focused guide directs our attention to the relationship between the Christian life, society, and doing good works, and also focuses on how Christian kids should live in society and with others relationally and peacefully. It teaches us about the importance of difference and unity, and the beauty of diversity and multiplicity expressed through God’s creation and the various cultures, races, and ethnic groups God made for his glory. This study can be used in Sunday school classes and small groups on spiritual formation for children. The target audience include two different age groups: 3-7, and 8-11, respectively. Christian Parents and educators will read the catechism to the first age group; children belonging to the second age group can read it by themselves. Nonetheless, individuals of any age group will find this summarized statement of the Christian faith informative, insightful, empowering, and doctrinally sound. The overall objective of this book is to lead individuals, especially Christian children, to love God more passionately and affectionately, as well as to grow more in grace and in our knowledge and understanding of the Triune God and to achieve gradual maturity in our relationships and interactions with our neighbor. I also hope that The New Life Catechism will help the church to construct this new radical life we are called to live in this world and to combat and thus solve the crisis of biblical illiteracy among Christian children and adults in our culture, especially in Christian circles. The book is also available in French and Creole.

 

Katechis pou yon Nouvo Vi a met aksan sou fòmasyon espirityèl ak devlòpman. M ekri liv sa a pou anseye timoun yo verite sou gwo doktrin teyolojik ak pratik etik nan lafwa kretyen an. M mete aksan nan presizyon langaj teyolojik ak elokans langistik. Gid sa a konsantre nan levanjil Kris la e sou relasyon ki genyen ant lavi kretyen an, sosyete a, ak fè bon zèv ; epi li souligne ki jan timoun kretyen ta dwe viv byen, nan lapè, nan bon relasyon avèk antouraj yo ak nan monn lan. Li anseye nou sou enpòtans diferans ak inite, ak divèsite ak konplèksite, ke nou trouve nan kreyasyon Bondye a; e nou trouve yo tou manifèste nan divès kilti, ras ak gwoup etnik Bondye kreye pou chante glwa li e pwopagande renome l sou latè. Amplis, nou kapab itilize etid sa a nan lekòl dimanch ak ti gwoup sou fòmasyon espirityèl pou timoun yo. M anvisaje de diferan odyans oswa de gwoup laj : 3 a 7 an, ak 8 a 11 zan. Paran Kretyen ak edikatè yo kapap li katechèz la pou ti moun nan premye gwoup laj la; timoun ki nan dezyèm gwoup laj la kapab li l poukont yo.Sepandan, moun nan nenpòt laj ap jwenn kichòy e benefisye ampil bagay nan liv sa a. Manyèl sa a se yon rezime oubyen yon deklarasyon sou lafwa kretyen an. Li gen ampil bon enfòmasyon, ampil mo sajès, e li baze sou bon doktrin biblik. Objektif jeneral nan liv sa a se gide moun, espesyalman timoun kretyen, pou renmen Bondye plis ak afeksyon ak pasyon, epi pou ede moun grandi plis nan favè Bondye a, ak nan konesans ak konpreyansyon Bondye ki trinite. Amplis, m ta renmen tout kretyen reyalize matirite gradyèl nan relasyon nou yo ak entèraksyon ak vwazen nou yo. M espere Katechis pou yon Nouvo Vi a pral ede legliz yo konstwi yon vi radikal nan Kris la e konsa rezoud kriz analfabetis biblik ki egziste nan mitan timoun kretyen ak granmoun yo. Liv la disponib tou an franse ak angle.

 

***When you order a copy, 50% of the purchased price will go to fund the preschool school we are starting in September in Port-Margot, Haiti: “Hope Academy de Bois d’eau.”

Order Dr. Joseph’s New Book, “The New Life Catechism for Children: 100 Questions & Answers to teach us how to live peacefully and relationally in the world”

Friends:  We are pleased to announce the publication of Dr. Joseph’s new book, The New Life Catechism for Children: 100 Questions & Answers to teach us how to live peacefully and relationally in the world.
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Description
“The New Life Catechism is about spiritual formation and development and so designed to teach children about the great theological truths and ethical practices of the Christian faith. It is written with great theological clarity and precision, and rhetorical eloquence. This gospel-focused guide directs our attention to the relationship between the Christian life, society, and doing good works, and also focuses on how Christian kids should live in society and with others relationally and peacefully. It teaches us about the importance of difference and unity, and the beauty of diversity and multiplicity expressed through God’s creation and the various cultures, races, and ethnic groups God made for his glory. This study can be used in Sunday school classes and small groups on spiritual formation for children. The target audience includes two different age groups: 3-7, and 8-11, respectively. Christian Parents and educators will read the catechism to the first age group; children belonging to the second age group can read it by themselves.
Nonetheless, individuals of any age group will find this summarized statement of the Christian faith informative, insightful, empowering, and doctrinally sound. The overall objective of this book is to lead individuals, especially Christian children, to love God more passionately and affectionately, as well as to grow more in grace and in our knowledge and understanding of the Triune God and to achieve gradual maturity in our relationships and interactions with our neighbor. We also hope that The New Life Catechism will help the church to construct this new radical life we are called to live in this world and to combat and thus solve the crisis of biblical illiteracy among Christian children and adults in our culture, especially in Christian circles. The book is also available in French and Creole.
About the author
Celucien L. Joseph (PhD, Literary Studies, University of Texas at Dallas; PhD, Systematic Theology and Ethics, University of Pretoria) is a Christian theologian who is currently serving as the senior pastor of Jesus Center Community Church, located in Fort Pierce, Florida. He is also an associate professor of English at Indian River State College and a prolific writer in areas of Christian theology, ethics, history, literature, and race relations.”
Click on the link below to order your copy today:
***When you purchase a copy of this book, 50% ($ 4.56) will go to fund the new pre-school we are starting in Port-Margot, Haiti, in September 2019. The e-book version ($ 8.99) is now available for purchase on amazon, and the paperback ($ 10.99) will be available in a month. Please spread the news for the great cause of educating children for the future and for a new Haiti.

 

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About Haiti’s Preschool/Kindergarten Project (2019-2020)

Hope for Today Outreach (HTO) is a faith-based and non-profit organization that exists to empower underrepresented families, the poor, and the needy by meeting their material and spiritual needs. We primarily serve families in the impoverished area of Port-Margot, Haiti to contribute to the Region’s sustaining development and growth, and human flourishing.

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We are raising financial support to start a Pre-School/Kindergarden in Port-Margot, Haiti, beginning this academic school year, 2019-2020.

Our  school will be the first Pre-School (Elementary school) in Bradeau, Port-Margot. We will begin the school with 25 children, as a fully funded program. The fund that we are raising will provide for the following needs:

1.  To provide backpacks and school supplies for 25 children, aging 4-6

2. To help finance their education for the academic school year 2019-2020

3. To provide one hot meal (Lunch) for the 5 school days.

4. To help pay the salary for the Kindergarten teacher and the Assistant Teacher.

5. To renovate two bathrooms and provide educational and teaching resources for the classroom.

About Bradeau, Port-Margot

Bradeau is a rural area located in the city of Port-Margot, northern Region of Haiti.  The people of Bradeau are mostly farmers and street vendors . The village of Bradeau is one of the most impoverished areas in the Region and Haiti.  There are  more than 150 homes and more than 200 children, aging between 3-9, in this community and its surrounding. There are many existential factors that affect the health and living conditions of the poor of Bradeau : (1) It is an illiterate community; (2)  no existing schools (no elementary, middle, or high school)  in the region; (3) no running, clean, or sanitized water (or water wells) there (the people are solely dependent on rainwater to nourish their animals, crops, and they use the same water for cooking, drinking, shower, etc.) and ; (4) no existing medical clinic in this rural area.  The beautiful city of Port Margot is often frequented by drought resulting in heightening the Region’s infrastructures, hunger, poverty,  and poor health crisis.

Below, we share with you some photos of the community and the recent medical clinic we did in Bradeau in July 2018.

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You will have an opportunity to contribute to this cause by clicking on the link:
 
Thanks for your kindness and generosity!
Celucien L. Joseph, President
Hope for Today Outreach

Support Haiti’s Pre-School/Kindergarten Project (2019-2020)

Happy Tuesday, Friends!
Some of you have asked me for the link to donate toward the Haiti’s Pre-School/Kindergarten Project (2019-2020), which Hope for Today Outreach, a faith-based & non-profit organization will launch this September 2019 in Port-Margot (Bradeau), Haiti. Here’s the link below to support this cause:
Thanks for your generosity!
Sincerely,
Celucien L. Joseph, President
Hope for Today Outreach