Lestage, Haiti

Building the House of God 5K:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

On-line Registration Form is HERE (payment is due in advance or at the race)

This timed trail run/walk promises to be a great time of friendly competition, a chance for some good physical exercise, and a great time for fellowship. Food will be available following the race so stay for dinner. 


The 5K in Caro will start promptly at 6 p.m. on August 2nd, 2017 and will start and finish at the circle pavilion within Indianfields Park, Highway 81, Caro, MI. This is for all ages. 

Registration is $20 per person, however a family can register for $60. On-line registration is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUMhjC_QI5rGVaK8S2K6x1AEEbqroxMJGPxeNGWXBY5Ue4Lg/viewform

All of the proceeds will be put towards the building of a new sanctuary for the Lutheran Church of Lestage, Haiti.



2017 Results are HERE.

2016 Results are HERE.

You can read about the 2013 5K here:  http://www.tuscolatoday.com/index.php/2013/07/27/hustling-for-haiti/

 Our Next Trip: 

Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Caro and St. Matthew Lutheran Church-Grand Rapids will be traveling to Haiti again in December, 2017. While in Haiti they will not only celebrate the New Year, they will also be celebrating with the people of Lestage and Sejourne. It is our intention to continue construction on the church sanctuary that was begun on our 2014-2015 mission trip. They will also be journeying to the village of Sejourne for a groundbreaking on their new sanctuary. Donations of clothing, health kits, tools, financial gifts, and more will also be transported by the team to Haiti. For more information, please contact Greg Arnett.

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2017 Trip:

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Eleven people from Michigan travelled to Lestage, Haiti on December 29th, 2016. While in Haiti they not only celebrated the New Year, they also celebrated with the fellow believers in Haiti. The expectation of starting the new roof of the sanctuary was far exceeded. The roof was totally completed, the floor was finished and they were in the process of stuccoing the outside of the church. Construction was not the only goal for this trip. We also: introduced two members of St. Matthew, Grand Rapids to the village of Sejourne, with hopes that they will adopt them and build them a new sanctuary, delivered gifts to the Haitians (we took over 1000 pounds!), invested in people as ambassadors of Christ, furthered the spiritual growth of the team members. We rejoice that we were able to see success on each one of these goals!

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2015 Trip:


Official Motion:

In April of 2013, St. Paul in Caro officially "adopted" the Lutheran Church in Lestage, Haiti as our mission project.  Here is what we passed:

Motion for St. Paul partnering with Lestage

"Out of love for our Savior, Jesus Christ, and for the furthering of the Great Commission, let St. Paul partner with Eglise Evangelique Lutherienne de Lestage by:

  • praying for our sister congregation,
  • sending members on mission trips to support their ministry,
  • encourage the building of a new sanctuary where ministry may occur,
  • and (as we are able) financially support the training of professional church workers and the building of their new church sanctuary."
© St. Paul Lutheran Church Caro, LCMS, 2015