News & Updates


11 Sep 2017 Irma update and school opening

We all survived hurricane Irma and our new school finally opened this morning!! Yay! The kids are so excited. We even have a 16 year old in grade 3. Gord and I are waiting at the PaP airport for a flight home after 3 cancellations. God has been gracious. Thank you all for your prayers. ♥      ...

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07 Sep 2017 Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is due to hit our area in Haiti at 2:00am Thursday. It's in the north now and the radio is broadcasting danger warnings continually, telling people to stay somewhere safe. No one in this village has anywhere safe :(...

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06 Dec 2016 2016 YMCA Peace Medal recipients

Gord and Heather Rodin, founders of Hope Grows Haiti were presented with the 2016 YMCA Peace medal on Friday Nov 25, 2016. "It is an honour and a privilege to accept this award. This means so much to us. Thank you to the YMCA and City of Peterborough." ~ Heather Rodin ...

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07 Oct 2016 Hurricane Matthew update – Oct 7

Well our compound came through the hurricane with flying colours but our village of Little Paradise has been devastated. So many now are either homeless or have had all belongings washed out to sea and after cleaning out the mud sit alone in their empty shell. Our hearts are broken for them and wish we could do more as one after another comes to ask for help. We give them some food and a promise to do what we can....

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05 Oct 2016 Hurricane Matthew update – Statement

Official statement - 1pm Tuesday Oct 5, 2016 - Grand Goave, Haiti The rain continued through the night and our compound was full of now homeless villagers. The winds died down close to morning and by 10:00am the sun was trying to shine. We put on walking shoes or boots and left the compound to see how everyone had managed the tempest. Our giant metal gates were bent and no longer able to close. Massive trees were down and homes were crushed....

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04 Oct 2016 Chex Newswatch feature

We were featured on Chex News regarding Hurricane Matthew Peteborough couple ‘safe’ in Haiti amid Hurricane Matthew "A Peterborough couple are currently in Haiti as part of their charity to help Haitians rebuild their lives from a devastating earthquake six years ago....

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02 Oct 2016 Preparing for Hurricane Matthew

We are here in Haiti right now battening down the hatches, doors and windows with Hurricane Matthew raging towards us. National Hurricane Center indicates warning for this impoverished country and Hope Grows Haiti is right in its path. Homes here are made of sticks and mud or even just tarps strung around poles. They would not survive a direct hit. Please pray with us for the protection and safety of all....

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29 Feb 2016 Team Rodin

Team Rodin - construction, DVBS program and baby visits were a huge part if their week. We are so grateful for their contribution. [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="medium" ids="1256"]...

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