What an amazing 2015 we had! We ended the year with a great trip to Haiti in December. We sent a small team to accomplish one main objective – capture some new media (video & photos) for 2016. We took talented, south Florida cinematographer, Regan Kramer (see her website here). In the past year, Regan produced two wonderful pieces about our great friend and Medical Director, Dr. Eugene Maklin, and we hoped to capture another Espwa story on this trip.
As you may know, one of our current projects involves helping Jovenel Kenold realize his dream of a bigger, more impactful farm that will employ locals, feed the hungry, and ultimately share the love of Christ in Haiti. Several things have been put in motion with the new farm, but due to the size, there is a great need for start-up capital. We filmed Jovenel’s story, and watched as his passion and vision for the project shined through. We plan to use the footage to produce a short promotional film that will bolster Espwa’s support of the farm and raise additional funds. Stay tuned in 2016 for the new video sharing Jovenel’s story.
The Espwa team also got the chance to check up on some of our other current projects in Cap Haitien. We visited with the families of the Peace & Joy Family Project (they are doing great!), met with our good friend Frantz (of Haitian Creole Tour), saw the progress of Dr. Maklin’s hospital construction, and even spent some time at the plage (beach). Thanks for following along as Espwa continues to serve our brothers and sisters in Haiti. We hope that 2016 will be our best year yet.