"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

Shepherd’s House Orphanage

   

Aaron Nelson was an orphan in Haiti but was adopted by an American family and as a young boy was brought here to the United States.   His heart is for the children of Haiti and in 2005 Aaron, his wife Natalie and their two daughters started Shepherd’s House Ministries.  They plan to build a place where 200 of Haiti's abandoned or orphaned children can call home.

 

 
"Daily life is a struggle of survival for the children in Haiti. An estimated 65 percent of the population lives in poverty. In Rural areas that number is about 80 percent. More than 200 000 kids live in the streets. Our goal is to save as many as we can by bringing them off the streets and out of poverty to a new home and teach them the skills necessary to lift themselves out of misery and into a bright future.” ~Aaron Nelson
 
 
FFCC has been working with Shepherd's House Ministries since April 2010.  We have contributed to their vision both with financial support and with labor as our teams go. We have helped to build a kitchen and a guest house for volunteers that come to serve.  We have also dedicated the first phase of the administration building and broke ground on the girls dormitory. 


 
In the summer of 2012, FFCC built a soccer field and hosted its first annual soccer tournament among the local orphanages. Our soccer community here in San Diego donated uniforms and equipment to make the tournament very memorable for the Haitian children that participated.

 

Shepherd’s House graciously provides housing accommodations for our teams when we come to work in Haiti as well as support for our medical and educational projects.  They are a special and valuable partner to FFCC.


 

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