Arthur (Art) is a pastor in Montrose, Colorado. He's been married to his wonderful wife, Lynda, for over 40 years and they have three daughters.
In 2000, the Lord led him to Haiti where he met Pastor Marcel Destine. Since then, Marcel has become a good friend who's impacted Art's life with his passion and love for the Haitian people. Hope for Haiti is the embodiment of this passion. It enables Art and Marcel to bring support to the loving people of Haiti and, seeing the Haitian children grow is one of the most rewarding aspects of Art's time. As Art says, "Working with EMEVI in Haiti and seeing the hunger and thirst for more spurs me on."
Art invites everyone he meets to get to know the Haitian people because their love and joy despite their hardship will touch any heart.
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Mollie is a project coordinator for the Integrated Marketing Communications department at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.
She first visited Haiti in 1999 with her parents, Jim and Liz. She continues to travel to Haiti because she believes being a globally-minded Christ-follower means seeing what God is up to in different cultures and building relationships. Those relationships provide depth to the partnerships needed for Christian unity.
She loves a popular fruit-flavored soda in Haiti called fruit champagne and being on "island time."
In 2017 Chris connected with the Hope for Haiti board with the focus on helping the people in Haiti. He is married to Terri and they reside in Chattanooga Tennessee. They have been married for 20 years and have 6 children together, 4 sons, 2 daughters and 5 grandsons.
In 2013 God connected Chris and Art at Hamilton Life Church in Chattanooga, TN. In 2014 He went on his first mission trip to Haiti with his wife and youngest son David. While there he made a connection with Pastor Marcel and the other Haitians. Afterwards he was asked about leading future teams to Haiti and from 2015 he and his wife Terri have been leading teams from Tennessee to Haiti.
He has a heart for helping the Haitians in anyway he can. His passion is real, the people are real and God is real in everything he does for Haiti.
Terri was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. She served in the United States Army., and is now a nurse and works with veterans. Married for 20 years to Chris they have 4 sons, 2 daughters and 5 grandsons.
Her first trip to Haiti was in 2014. From then on she has grown to love Haiti and the people there. She enjoys leading teams yearly from Tennessee along with her husband Chris.
Terri considers herself an advocate for Haiti and connected with the Hope for Haiti board in 2017.
Terri counts it a privilege to be a part of the progress of additional classrooms being built in Colmini, Haiti and being able to visit yearly with her husband.
Terri loves Haitian food, especially green eggs as she calls them.
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I have been married for 9 years. We have two children and six grandsons. The last 15 years I have gone to Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Cuba, Russia, Panama, Dominican Republic and Haiti. After going to Haiti I fell in love with them.
I have been going to Haiti for the last 8 years. I have loved seeing the progress being made for the churches and schools. Pastor Marcel has become a close friend. I love seeing the children coming to know the Lord.
Lynda lives with Art in Montrose, Colorado.
On the same trip in 2000, she met Marcel Destine and the Haitian people and she shares their passion for helping those in need within the country. She particularly has a soft spot for the people who live in the hills because they are so friendly despite lacking basic living essentials.
As Treasurer for Hope for Haiti, Lynda's able to use her twenty-three years of accounting experience to assist the ministry in providing much needed aid to the Haitian people. Lynda's favorite Haitian dishes are red beans and rice, and goat.
Co-Founder with husband Jon (Right) and Timothy Whorl
Diane lives and works in southern Pennsylvania. She and her husband first visited Haiti in the 80's. Her daughter, 5 or 6 at the time, came down with the chicken pox and wasn’t able to come along as planned. Diane’s mother-in-law offered to keep her so they could go on the trip. As it turns out, Marcel Destine took the seat their daughter would have been in. They exchanged addresses and Hope for Haiti was formed.
Diane says, “Isn't God amazing how he arranged for our paths to cross?” Since then, she and her husband have visited Haiti with many others, including Art and Lynda Rousseau. Art and Lynda, who have taken over the ministry, have been a blessing to both Diane and her husband. Why does she stay involved? “I feel this is where God wants me to be and God has blessed me in so many ways. I want to share those blessings with others.”