After ten years of working alongside El Shaddai Ministries International in southern Haiti, a couple of months before the earthquakes, the staff of Great Commission Alliance had received a new ministry direction to a town called Mirebalais in central Haiti. Mirebalais is located about forty-five minutes to the northeast of Port-au-Prince and just recently grew from a town of 200,000 people to nearly 400,000 as a result of the many refugees fleeing the devastated region of Port-au-Prince. Needless to say, the needs of Mirebalais became even greater overnight; yet, God in His providence had just placed GCA in a very strategic location to minister to the growing needs of the Mirebalais community.
While in Haiti in Feb. 2010, Gene Summerlin, Trey Summerlin, Mike Hsu and Chris Tran worked with GCA to help with their food distribution efforts. Even prior to the earthquakes, God had opened doors for ministry in Mirebalais. Some examples ... GCA had received the blessing of the mayor of Mirebalais for their ministry as well as a beautiful piece of land where they are completing the construction of a guesthouse and developing the land for an orphanage and school. Also, GCA has connected with various local pastors and student leaders in the region as well as an orphanage for the deaf. We are very excited about the ministry direction of GCA in Mirebalais. In addition to Grace Chapel's focus becoming directed to Mirebalais in the aftermath of Haiti's recent devastation; also, one of our own, Trey Summerlin, just accepted a job where for the next four years, he will work during the summer months with GCA in Mirebalais. Continue to pray for Trey and his preparations as well as Grace Chapel's future involvement with the people of Haiti. Thank you for your partnership with God's people in Haiti, a partnership that began for us in 2004 and only continues to grow.
This is a ten-minute video that tells the story of GCA, the earthquake of Jan. 12th as well as ministry in Mirebalais. At about the eight-minute mark of the video, you can see the food distribution efforts that Mike, Trey, Gene and Chris were a part of: