Christian friends Karen Stevenson, Marcia Fisher and Ludner St. Amour gathered recently with others in East Tennessee for an early Thanksgiving meal of sorts. While the aroma of food poured from the oven and they waiting on more friends to arrive, they shared what they’re doing to help the poorest children in Haiti overcome starvation and poverty.
Marcia and Paul Fisher were hosting the low-key event at their home. Marcia, who serves as president of the US board for the Christian School of New Vision, explained how a dollar per day is needed to help feed and educate each of the school’s 800 children. The Fishers, well respected in the faith community, volunteer countless hours to the program, as do all board members and even the Haitian school principal. “Whatever money comes in for the sponsorship program is only to be used for feeding the children, paying for teachers’ salaries, things like paper, pencils and chalk, anything concerned with their education…and we’re not meeting what we need to accomplish that.” The Fishers and other Americans were hosting St. Amour while he visited several US churches to give updates on the school and encourage new donors.