𝗟𝗦𝗠’𝘀 𝗛𝗮𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗠𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗞𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗻 𝗮 𝗥𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀
LSM serves numerous Haitian communities through our Industrial Site, Business Office, 21 Homes of Hope, and LSM Tech. Most of these fall within a 15-mile area, but travel can be difficult, often involving passage across shallow rivers and over rugged terrain. Dio, Charlot and Sonson, our three highly skilled and dedicated auto mechanics, manage the difficult task of keeping LSM’s fleet of more than 60 vehicles on the road. It’s critically important that our staff be able to travel quickly and safely in order to carry out their work – meaning a fleet of reliable vehicles is essentially the “motor oil” that keeps our engines of outreach running smoothly!
𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁: 𝗔 𝗦𝗮𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗟𝗦𝗠’𝘀 𝗨𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗤𝘂𝗶𝗲𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗗𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲
When bringing you stories from Haiti, we often talk about our Home of Hope parents, our administrators, our business leadership, and our skilled technicians. But did you know that in addition to more visible team members, LSM has an incredible support staff? Below is a picture of Dayana, one of our lunch ladies at LSM Tech. In addition to the 37 Home of Hope students already enrolled at LSM Tech, Dayana’s mission field now also includes 10 students from the community who are taking classes on campus. Scripture constantly reminds us of God’s heart for the servant. In Mark 9:35, Jesus tells his disciples that those who would be first in his Kingdom must make themselves last and servants to all. Matthew 6:4 tells us to give in secret, in order that our heavenly Father, “who sees what is done in secret, may reward you.” What quiet act of service God has been laying on your heart?
𝗣𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴: 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗲 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽𝘀 𝗟𝗦𝗠 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗨𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲
Meet LSM’s Staff Accountant, Angie Hunter! Angie assists our Director of Finance, Mark Ahrens, with bookkeeping, domestic and international business transactions, data entry, optimization, and month end closes. Angie comes to us with more than a decade of experience working in ministry finance. “It’s such a privilege to join a ministry that serves children, both locally and worldwide, in the name of Jesus,” Angie says. “Although I don’t work on the front lines with these children, I’m thankful to be able to use my skills to make a difference behind the scenes.” Angie’s favorite scripture is Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in each situation, with prayer and with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Thanks, Angie, for all that you do!
𝗙𝘂𝗹𝗹𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗩𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆’𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗛𝗮𝗶𝘁𝗶
Them Clersaint, the primary team member driving our precast concrete business in Haiti, comes from a very special family. His father, Max, built many of our homes and buildings: bit.ly/max_grocery. And his sister, Terry, works in our Industrial Park: bit.ly/terry_industrial. One thing that stands out about Them is that even though he is in leadership, he can often be seen found on the front lines doing the dirtier parts of precast manufacturing alongside his own employees. “I always pray for God to make me a humble servant, more like Jesus,” Them says. His favorite Scripture is Col. 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with your whole heart, as for the Lord and not for men.” We’re thankful Them’s example of godly leadership!