SWLA Church Hosts Fish Fry To Raise Funds For School In Haiti
It's been 30-years since the local church, Good Shepherd Episcopal,(715 Kirkman St.) started its education mission in Haiti “Tend My Lambs.” News of this wonderful program was featured on KPLC's segment Hometown Heros, where Rev. Frances Boo Kay and member Glenda Williams talked about the school's amazing success.
The “Tend My Lambs” education mission began 3 decades ago after they heard about a small Haitian village in the mountains of Haiti that had no clean water, school, or church. Seeing, the great need for children living in the area to be educated Good Shepherd Episcopal, started their mission program and raised enough funds to build a school with five classrooms.
Through the years the school has grown by leaps and bounds and now has a student body of more than 500 children. With enrollment at an all-time high today, the school in Haiti serves as a beacon of hope and possibilities. The people of Haiti are poor and have been pummeled with back-to-back natural disasters, civil wars, lawlessness, and political disorder. Yet, this school has managed to bring stabilization to this small village.
As the school thrives, the need for support continues. Friday, March 11 Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd hosts their annual “Fish Fry for Haiti” fundraiser. Order your fish dinners now! Tickets are available at the church or by calling (337) 433-5244. All proceeds go to support the school in Haiti.