Medical Clinics provide medical assistance and Christian witness to poor rural Hatians. Since
1982, God has used Sam Rice to start 5 clinics throughout Haiti. The present location is Dariol, a small village on
the south coast of Haiti. He opened this clinic in 1996 with $1,500 seed money. It is a "God supported"
(not self supported) service, which has treated and witnessed to over 20,000 patients in this rural setting. The sick
come from miles around by foot, donkey, or mule. We provide a consultation and medicines for about $3. No one
is turned away regardless of having funds.
This support provides a Christian education for a child by
helping with tuition. The tuition provides their schools with the budgetary assistance in order to operate. All sponsored
children are required to attend church on Sunday. The modeling of Christian teachers and exposure to the Gospel in church
is a wonderful way to evangelize these children.
Discipleship and Rural Church Worker Bible Study Fellowship provides a firm doctrinal base of faith for leaders of independent area churches who have not had the privilege to receive
seminary education. Bibles, hymnals and Sunday School materials are distributed as resources allow.
We have distributed
100 French language Thompson Chain Reference Bibles, one to each church leader, in order to help these church leaders to prepare
their sermons and Bible studies for their congregations. Now we have been able to get around 100 TCR Bibles
into the hands of these poor pastors. We also were able to get some copies of The Shepherd's Staff, which are a fantastic
study and teaching tool for Christian Workers.
After the earthquake of 2010 it has become difficult to get Creole Bibles.
Now Bibles are found for about $10 each and Hymnals for $8 each. There is always a need for Bibles for new converts.
Assistance provides small scholarships to worthy young people to help enable them to pursue education or vocational
aspirations. Occasionally we find an especially worthy and capable student needing help to pay University fees.
Entrepreneurial Encouragement seeks to provide poor church women with $100 each to start a small business venture.
This not only helps their families but also results in a tithe for church. Investment partners are needed to "adopt"
a hardworking poor woman.
Tool distribution to poor farmers provides hand tools to rural
farmers in need. Tools such as machetes, picks, and shovels.
Christian Radio Station broadcasts Bible messages, music, and useful information from our 110-watt transmitter to a potential listening audience of
200,000. This wonderful ministry became a reality when friends contributed love gifts which enabled us to purchase radio
For the first 3 years we operated out of a small tin-covered Haitian hut. The Lord touched the heart
of a man in Florida and he contributed $20,000 towards the construction of a cement block, cement roofed building from which
we now broadcast. The Radio station is called Radio Semence 106.9 FM. The name, semence is taken from the
French word which means the seed which is used for planting.
We have enjoyed the new building for several years now.
Praise God, the earthquake of 2010 did not damage the Station at all. Because we do not have electricity, we must use
a generator and gasoline sells around $8.00 US/gallon. Since we acquired 5 solar panels our energy needs are being met
in a more economically feasible manner. Recently we have added an Internet site where anyone in the world can hear Radio
Semence at www.radiosemencefm.com although we need a better server so our signal is stronger and clearer.
We are so touched by the way our listeners
sacrifice money to send to us to purchase gasoline to remain on the air. This is a testimy to the importance of Radio
Semence in the lives of these people. This August 18, we shall celebrate 12 years of service to the people of South Haiti.
All our staff are voluteers who also sacrifice their time and ablities to keep the station on the air.