Impacting Malnutrition in Northwest Haiti
About Our Work
Potter and Clay Ministries is a malnutrition ministry in Mare Rouge, Haiti. One out of every five children in Haiti are malnourished. Our goal is to change those statistics in our community. Our programs include community outreach, inpatient and outpatient care, breastfeeding support, a weekly formula program, and a pursuit of sustainability through job creation. We seek to treat children, educate caregivers, and sustainably strengthen families in a loving, Christ-Centered atmosphere.
Why Potter and Clay?
When we moved to Haiti, we had no idea what we would be doing. Moving was hard and lonely, and actually living in Haiti for the first time stripped us of a lot of our previous identities. Before we moved, we had jobs with strict and clear expectations. Now, we were in a foreign country, unsure of what we would be doing every day. Looking back, that blankness and lack of identity was exactly where the Lord wanted us.
Jeremiah 18:4 says, “But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seen best to him.”
Although there have been times of doubt and struggle, we know that God, our Potter, is using Haiti and its people to shape both of us as seen best to Him. This life is turning out to be full of more love, joy, and pain than we ever could have predicted, but it is also more beautiful than we ever would have guessed.