West Tennessee Haiti Partnership


The rest of our team arrived today.    Andy and Ferris Andrews were supposed to arrive Monday, but due to some unexplainable airline craziness they weren’t able to leave Memphis until this morning.  Sonya and Cindy came from Ohio and … Read More


Members and volunteers of the West Tennessee Haiti Partnership are deeply invested in the health and well-being of the students at St. Vincent’s, so we are very excited about the current medical venture of beloved student, Bergens Souffrant.  Volunteers at the school, … Read More

Haiti Partnership Committee Offers Report, Looks to the Future

Posted on by Susan Nelson

[June 28, 2017] At its recent meeting in June in Port-au-Prince, the Haiti Partnership Committee took steps that enables progress on three projects: Holy Trinity Cathedral Complex, St. Barnabas Agricultural College, and St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children.  The Haiti … Read More

JoJo’s Wake

Posted on by Susan Nelson

In Haiti, as in the US sometimes, folks have a wake to remember their loved one, tell stories, celebrate their life with us.  Friday night we gathered in the courtyard of St Vincent’s with all of the residents, many of … Read More

Joy and Sadness

Posted on by Susan Nelson

Sherye and I are in the Hotel Montana, having just enjoyed breakfast and tea on the patio and now in the airconditioned room taking a rest before going to St Vincent’s to see the kids.  It doesn’t feel like I’m … Read More

Joseph Jean Paul – memorial fund

Posted on by Susan Nelson

Several of you have expressed a desire to help cover medical costs and funeral arrangement for JoJo  I have asked Hope Lennartz to receive any donations and to forward them to Pere Fan Fan, via the Diocese of Haiti. I … Read More


Posted on by Susan Nelson

I am stunned by the news that my friend, Jo Jo has died. Truly he was one of the most unforgettable characters I will ever meet. This kindly man took me into his heart and taught me what it means … Read More


Posted on by Susan Nelson

“To say I’m devastated is an understatement. I just found out that my friend,  JoJo, passed yesterday. He was an amazing man who loved his family at  Ecole St Vincent Haiti unconditionally. He welcomed me into his community  and made … Read More

Another Day in Paradise

Good morning all, I’m on the veranda enjoying a little breeze now. Mountains and bougainvilleas are everywhere.      Yesterday our ride was late–a confusion with the language. We have a Haitian phone now so we were able to call. … Read More

Anne’s reflection

St. Vincent’s In a broken city in a broken country in a broken world A boy with no arms plays futbol  and discovers a fun noodle A girl with no arms paints a friend’s fingernails  with her toes A boy … Read More