Miracle Village

Miracle Village - our village of new homes built for Haitians following the Earthquake.
A vision takes shape in Miracle Village… hundreds of homes in a subdivision nestled in Haiti’s foothills.

Missionary Bobby Burnette had a vision from God. It was several years ago, while walking on the undeveloped land that had been donated to Love A Child.

At the time, he was praying to God for guidance. The Love A Child ministry had been given a huge parcel of land, but how were they to use it to best serve God’s kingdom? Looking over the many acres of scrub, he suddenly had a vision of hundreds of brightly colored houses. He saw beautiful homes on streets lined with lush gardens.

Bobby was confused. He guessed that God was instructing him to build houses, but he had no idea where he was to find the people to live in them! All those years he waited, confident that God would eventually provide the answer.

Devastation from the Haitian Earthquake.

 

 

The earthquake
in 2010 left
thousands of
families
without homes.

 

 

Makeshift shacks made of debris and scraps of fabric were cobbled together in every available open space: along roads, in ditches, and even on the grounds of the demolished Presidential Palace. People were desperate for shelter; they literally had nowhere to go. Love A Child took in as many people as they could assist, filling every building in its compound with injured victims. After serving as a massive field hospital for several months, Love A Child agreed to clear 62 acres of land for the American Refugee Committee (ARC) to build a large “tent city.” Camp Hope, as it became known, was an immediate solution to a pressing problem. The tents provided shelter for people displaced by the earthquake, but conditions were far from ideal. People needed permanent housing – a place to rebuild their lives and re-imagine their futures.
Cope Hope - where many of the people of Miracle Village were treated after the Earthquake.
Future grounds of Miracle Village - our village of new homes for Haitians following the Earthquake.
In response to this disaster, and with the generous support of many dedicated donors, Bobby’s vision from God was realized with the construction of Miracle Village. We are thankful to our many partners and friends who helped turn Bobby’s vision from God into a bustling community full of hope. Special thanks to Kingdom Connection’s Pastor Jentezen Franklin and Joyce Meyer Ministries’ Hand of Hope for sponsoring the construction and furnishing of the houses in Miracle Village. With this backing and the hard work of hundreds of volunteer mission teams, we cleared the land, built roads, as well as erected the homes, a school, and clinic. Love A Child has created an entirely new way of life for families living in Miracle Village.
An expanded view of Miracle Village - our village of new homes built for Haitians following the Earthquake.

After months of living in tents, the people of Miracle Village
now have beautiful, safe homes…

Miracle Village is a subdivision of more than 500 fully furnished single-family homes built on land originally cleared for Camp Hope. The village has quickly grown to include a permanent church for villagers to worship and praise God. Happy children run around the playground and study at the school. After months of living in tents, the people of Miracle Village now have beautiful, safe homes and can learn how to provide for themselves.

Planting crops in Miracle Village - our village of new homes for Haitians built following the Earthquake.
To encourage Miracle Village residents and other Haitians to embrace this new lifestyle of self-sufficiency, Love A Child has introduced them to several sustainability initiatives. These Haitians are learning to supply their own food by raising fish, chicken, and eggs. Hope Seeds, Inc. has donated seeds for each family to grow vegetables in their own garden plot. Love A Child has recently completed construction of a massive Marketplace that provides jobs and food security to many Haitians throughout the region. We are also in the process of tearing down our very first school that was built over 30 years ago and rebuilding it so when the school year begins the children in the area will have a safe new school to attend.

 

We are thankful to our many partners and friends
who helped turn Bobby’s vision from God into a
bustling community full of hope.