Johny at the beach with a team (and two of our other staff- Stephana and James).
Johny King Virgile
Johny was referred to our organization by a pastor friend of the ministry. After interviewing and searching for a replacement for Redgi Alvarez (our former coordinator) for over a year, we finally met and interviewed Johny. It was an immediate connection. First of all, it turns out that he worked with our own James Desrosiers in 2016 at another ministry. James had a chance to watch him interact with others, preach the gospel to the children/staff at a school, and watch him drive since he was the primary driver for their ministry group that week. Secondly, we were very impressed when talking to him and hearing of his past experience with another organization. It seemed that God was preparing the way for this meeting and for him to be the best replacement for Redgi. And, we are pleased to report that he has been just that! Our ministry partners like and respect him and he is doing very well with all the organizational/paperwork aspects of the job. Thank you, Lord for this blessing.
Johny is 33 years old, married and has two children. One is a daughter and the other is a son. (Deborah & Noah) As mentioned above, he worked previously as a driver for another organization for about 6 years. He typically drove large trucks and a full-sized bus. Therefore, he is a good choice to drive our vehicles and transport teams.
He lives in Carrefour and is very active in his church. He has a heart for children and evangelism and is already adding his own ideas into our ministry. His work ethic is great- often showing up early for work or working extra hours when needed. He is very thorough and responsible with our equipment, paperwork, supplies, etc.
The role of Haitian coordinator includes planning ministry, housing, scheduling translators and other personnel (cooks, housekeepers, etc..), purchasing food, organizing transportation, and more when groups come to Haiti. He also is in regular communication with our ministry partners/pastors in Haiti for accountability and manages the money sent for projects (purchasing as much of the material himself and obtaining photos/receipts for our organization).
Though Johny's salary is paid through our organization, we need to have funds to do so and those funds come from donations. If you would like to support him (one-time or monthly) you can do so via the link below or send a donation to our office. This would be greatly appreciated since he is currently the primary source of income for his growing family. Anything is appreciated and will be used for his support.
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