Johny (on the left) at the beach with a team and two of our other staff members- Stephana and James.
Johny King Virgile
- In-Country Director
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, interviewed, and hired Johny in March of 2017. It was an immediate connection. Unknown to us at the time, in 2016 one of our staff members (serving a week with another organization) had a chance to watch Johny interact with others, preach the gospel to the children/staff at a school, and observe his driving skills since Johny was the primary driver for the 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 long before we knew him personally. His reputation preceded him and he has not disappointed us one bit! Our ministry partners like and respect him and he has done very well with all the organizational/paperwork aspects of the job. Thank you, Lord for this blessing.
Johny is 36 years old (6/11/86), married (Yoldy) 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 was a good choice to safely 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 has added 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 In-Country Director 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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