David Stidham & The Coastal Haiti Mission

4/22/2015 by mcmanus


COASTAL HAITI MISSION APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER


This month we pause to remember David Stidham and the school in Maneska:  THANK YOU DISC GOLFERS!

We want to thank the Disc Golf Players who have continued to support the Maneska School after David Stidham's Death. The photos below indicate a sampling of the wonderful fruit that their investment has continued to make.


David R Stidham 1948 - March 24, 2013




      Now 2 years later

         
A message from Pastor Coty Joseph to the Disc Golf Players:

Hi, this is a picture of the five first-time students of the school of Manesca that Christama is leading. These five students just went to the final exams. All of them passed the exams. Now they are in high school. That is very good for the school because not many schools get this good result.


Me and Christama Jean Baptiste at Manesca, in front of the School.
Those palms branches are the exact look of the school when we started it, until God sent Papa Da ( David ) to help us, but now as we grow, we had to use them again, if we don't those kids won't go to school.





This is the School that David built for them with an additional classroom made of branches of palms at that end. There are 3 more in the back.


                            This is the inside of the classroom. The women sitting is the teacher. Rain is not a good sign for them.



Like every kid, they have a future.


Inside of the school building.


Another classroom in the back.


Your support is making a big difference!

-Coty.

Coastal Haiti Mission's part in helping the school in Maneska is to deliver the money to Christama and to record and evaluate the progress that is ongoing.

Pastor Coty wrote the following a few months ago:

I went to Maneska to see the School, as I told you that I would be going this month after I receive the Money. I take them the money and also I was able to see the school again and the work that Christama is doing over there. I know you already know, that going there is a tough ride. I need one day to go and to come back, but 2 to 3 days to rest. But I always have a joy to go, because I go for a reason. They were more than happy when they saw me. Christama, the kids and everyone. Those pictures will give you an idea on how the things are over there.

-Coty

Then, just as we were about to publish this newsletter, Pastor Coty wrote to us again. A portion of his email follows:

I want to take this time to talk about Maneska, a place where David Stidham has helped when he was alive. Last January, I had my third trip to Maneska. It is so hard to get there. I remember when I first go there with David, it took us 6 hours walking to get to Maneska and another 6 hours to come back. It is way up the mountain, but it's the place where Christama lives and where he has a school for the children there.
When David got there, he found the classes meeting under palm branches. He help them to be under a tin roof ( a building). However, there was no food for the kids and no salary for the teachers. Christama, who is the school founder and the school principal asks every parent to contribute something so he can pay the teachers. But they don't pay, whenever he asks them. They say, we do not have anything to pay with, and it's easy to believe what they say (we do not have).
Two days ago, I receive a phone call from Christama saying, Pastor, now I am teaching 2 classes myself. Another teacher just leave because she says, she cannot do it anymore, and I could not do anything, because I don't pay them a salary.
Christama says, two times after David died, I received Donations for the School in Maneska, I don't think that there is any way that the donors would imagine how much their gift, is such a huge blessing to so many.
Disc Golfers, Christama is thanking you.

Sent by Pastor Coty Joseph, edited by Ken Johansson


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