Frantz St. Germain
Friends and Family,
In January 2008, I began two exploratory trips with El Shaddai Ministries International, Inc. (ESMI) to research implementing informational technology as a part of their economical development focus. The goal of the ministry over the past 15 years has been to train pastoral leaders and establish self-sustaining churches with small businesses. As these pastors and their church community become self-sustaining, then they are able to address some of the many needs in their cities or villages. One of those needs, that is very dear to my heart, is the vast number of orphaned and abandoned children in Haiti. With the planting of over 48 churches, 19 orphan sites were developed housing over 2200 children in various areas of the country. With ESMI, the children have the opportunity to go to a Christian school that is on or near to each site. There is a transformation that takes place in the lives of these children as their physical, emotional and intellectual needs are met. There is a hope in their voices as they express their future aspirations to become doctors, lawyers, teachers, president, etc.
After these two trips, I was offered and I accepted the position to manage the building and overall operation of Cambry Technical Center in Les Cayes, South Haiti. As the general manager of the Cambry Technical Center, my job duties are to manage the daily operations, communicate with the Haitian work force and the US headquarters, train staff, research software support, offer ESMI website support and personnel management. This is an area that I have been trained and feel that God has gifted me with the organizational and interpersonal skills that will be instrumental in making the Cambry Technical Center one that can be replicated in other parts of the country. The goal is that these centers will generate resources for the community, offer job training skills for the orphans, and create enough profit to meet the many daily needs of these children.
I am very excited about the position I hold as a young Haitian-American professional who knows the culture of my people, have lived in the United States for over 20 years, and so am aware of what is needed by my fellow countrymen to compete in this technologically advanced society. My position also requires that I travel at least once a month to Haiti. However, ESMI is a faith-based mission. Everyone on staff has to raise their monthly salary and all expenses related to this position such as travel expenses. With that in mind, I am asking you to prayerfully consider partnering with ESMI and myself in this work.
I would like to thank everyone in advance for supporting me with your prayers and finances. I am looking forward to serving the Lord by helping the Haitians work towards a better life now and for eternity.
Thank you for considering this request. You can call or email me at ESMI to answer any questions.
Frantz St. Germain
P.S. Oh, and by the way, I would love for you to come with me on a trip and visit the children and people we serve!