I’ m Jean Joab St Louis. I’m 31 years old and have been training at the Caleb Leadership Center since October 2012. I struggled at first because I was in the last year of my studies at IERAH/ISERSS, University at Port-au-Prince, where I was majoring in Political science and Philosophy. However, early at the Caleb Leadership Center I discovered that it was the best place for me. During a meeting with our Mentor, Pastor Jean L. Thomas, he mentioned a Bible verse in Matthew (16:26) which states, “For what profit has a man, if he gets all the world with the loss of his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?” Since that day, all of my objectives have been changed toward a focus of saving my soul. I confessed my sins to God to save my soul and began learning and working at the Caleb Leadership Center feeling like a free man.
During the first year, I knew that I had to pick up a community where I will live with people to help them according their needs and my capacity. The community I chose is called Dufour, located in the Nippes region. Since that day, I’ve been spending time in the community and am meeting more and more people each day. I helped Renarld, a paralytic young man, to get a wheelchair to be able to get from one place to another. I’m working with people to help improve the road each time I visit, and I started a school for adults to teach them to read and write. The school’s name Educative Center of Dufour.
There are a lot of needs in this community, with the most urgent ones including a need for a school and a church (which will be called the Evangelical Baptist Church of Dufour). This first year at the Caleb Leadership Center has changed my spiritual life; I have become more mature and am an optimistic man now. I have learned to assume my responsibility proudly and am very proud to be at Caleb Leadership Center.
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