About Charley Elgin

Charley and Martie, serve as co-directors of the Children's Hope Education initiative in Jacmel, Haiti and area directors for Jeremie/Anse Du Clerc. They live in Jeremie. Charley has led the construction of the original orphanage near the Airport and the new orphanage just north of town and they both oversee the operation of 6 Christian schools in Jacmel and 2 schools in Anse du Clerc. In addition, Charley leads Bible studies, preaches in local churches, and teaches English to local Haitians. Martie also manages all of the administration for their ministry responsibilities in Jacmel and Jeremie.

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June 29, 2015

News From Anse Du Clerc (Awns do claire)

Children’s Hope is now established in Anse du Clerc, on the south-western side of Haiti.  about a 7 hour drive from Jacmel.  We have set up a base-camp that will host a maximum of a 12 member team.  We have partnered with Pastor Francky Jeune who provides leadership to the pastors in this region west […]

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March 9, 2015

The Church At Donglise

I traveled to Donglise (Dawn-gleece) church and village in February 2015 with Pastor Francky and two other men from Anse du Clerc.The purpose of these visits is to meet the pastors, and scout out the church and surrounding community. The church is located southwest of Anse Du Clerc.  Church N18-36.854 ; W 074-19.506 Grid Coordinates: […]

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February 14, 2015

Report On Anse Du Clerc Churches – La Seringue

La Seringue (La soo rain) Village N 18-38-235 ; W 074-23.265 Grid Coordinates: 64.578 60.801 La Seringue is the third of seven churches we are working with in Anse du Clerc.  La Seringue is a small fishing village located on the western tip of the southern peninsula of Haiti.  The trip by road to La […]

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January 31, 2015

Report On Anse Du Clerc Churches – Torbeck

As Martie and I visit the 7 churches in Anse Du Clerc (awns doo claire) we will post reports on our visits to introduce you to the churches and pastors.  Martie and I are working with Pastor Francky to establish relationships with the pastors of these churches.  The churches are located in a 75 square […]

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September 8, 2014

3 R’s + J –Training Up A Child (Prov 22:6)

Today was the first day of class for the first Children’s Hope Mountain Institute.  This is a new concept in teaching here.  We are focused on mountain children. Children who most likely will not progress beyond the third grade.  60% of the children in Haiti do not go on to the fourth grade.  We are […]

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August 24, 2014

New School Year Begins

Teachers and administrative staff from the 5 schools supported by Children’s Hope are meeting at our school office for three weeks of training.  We have a professional Haitian team training them on the fundamentals of education.  Of the 45 teachers and 20 administrators being trained, only 2 have attended teachers college and 3 have university […]

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July 5, 2014

Finding A Reason For Joy

 On Friday I drove Ernie, a Haitian friend and owner of the Jacmel Pizzaria, to his restaurant.  The streets were deserted .. which seemed strange for a Friday .. or any other day … normally the motos (motorcycles) are like a swarm of gnats.  They will engulf your vehicle whenever you come to a stop.  I […]

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May 20, 2014

God Loves The Little Children

As we were unloading food yesterday, I noticed a young mother helping her child put on her “good shoes” before going onto the school yard. I didn’t take their picture out of respect for the moment. It reminded me of the many times that I stooped to tie the shoes of our young children. I […]

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April 30, 2014

Lord, When did we see you thirsty?

As part of the school improvements we have been making, we are in the process of installing a water treatment system at each school. First we built a storage room, kitchen and school office to house the water system.  Then we built cisterns to store untreated water at each school. Then, in partnership with Water Missions […]

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March 21, 2014

Institution Mixte Chretienne – Joint Christian Institution of Cayes Jacmel, Haiti

The Joint Christian Institute, known by most of us as Pastor Edume’s school, is situated East of Jacmel on top of a hill, in the middle of a grove of banana trees. This is one of the five schools that Children’s Hope supports. The students that attend come from very poor families who live in […]

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