Where to begin? OH4F was founded in 2012 by Aron & Laura McReynolds. They felt God leading them to work with orphans after they adopted a little girl from China. They developed a relationship with an organization that Aron found on the internet called Coreluv and worked closely with them to help build an orphanage in Manyan, Haiti. The orphanage was completed in 2013 and opened to several children that were in need of a home.
In 2014 Aron felt called to help provide an education for the children in the orphanage as well as the Manyan community. Thus Education now became the focus for OH4F, Inc. and plans for a school were drawn up and a school was built next to the orphanage. Over the past several years OH4F, Inc. has provided funding each month for more than 300 students to attend this school.
After many years of working closely with the children at the orphanage we came to realize that many of the children there have a parent or a family member that could care for them if they had the means to do so. After much soul searching and prayer for direction we have felt God leading us in another direction. We felt God leading us to work at keeping the family unit together. In many cases families give up one or more children to orphanages because they cannot afford to feed them or send them to school.
This brought us to our current partnership with Redeem United and Mark & Avry St. Peter. Before Mark & Avry moved to Haiti and formed Redeem United they were a part of OH4F as board members. We are partnering with them to provide scholarships to children and young adults that would otherwise not be able to get an education. They need to qualify for the scholarship program and meet certain criteria in order to be accepted. We provide the money to pay for their schooling, whether it be primary school or a vocational school. As part of that program they also become part of a feeding program where they get supplies to help supplement food on a monthly basis.
We pray that through this scholarship program many families will be able to break through the cycle of poverty that is so prevalent in Haiti through education.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27