Lestage & Sejourne, Haiti

Building the House of God 5K:

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

On-line Registration Form is HERE

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 7th, 2019 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://www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/building-the-house-of-god-5k

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

2018 Rusults are here

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/

2019-2020 Trip:

It is our intention to lead another Haiti mission trip back to the villages of Lestage, Sejourne and potentially scoping out any new building sites as soon as the situation in Haiti allows us to safely travel to Haiti. Depending on flight costs, the cost would be around $1200. If you are interested in joining this trip, please contact Greg Arnett for more information.

Update from Sejourne:

We received, without any further information, this video from the church in Sejourne! It is very exciting to see that they have a roof over their new church. Obviously this was a special occasion in Sejourne because the band from Les Cayes was there to help them celebrate.

Our Most Recent Trip: 


Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Caro travelled to Haiti in December, 2017. While in Haiti they not only celebrated the New Year, they also celebrated with the people of Lestage and Sejourne. They got to witness the first wedding and the first baptism in the new sanctuary in Lestage. They also journeyed to the village of Sejourne to participate in the construction on their new sanctuary. Donations of clothing, health kits, tools, financial gifts, and more were also transported by the team to Haiti.

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