What is the Jeremie Project?
With participation from United Methodist churches of many states, the “Jeremie Project” has become a national organization developed to coordinate the financial, physical and spiritual efforts of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission teams working in the Jeremie and Leon circuits of the Methodist Church of Haiti. (EMH) The mission teams operate under the guidelines of Volunteers in Mission and in partnership with UMCOR and the Eglise Methodiste Church of Haiti. By working together, the involved churches have the chance to do more for and with the people of Jeremie than previously working alone. They support each other’s mission teams within these circuits as they develop relationships, establish partnerships and assist with priority projects. The Jeremie Project works directly with the Superintendents of the circuits to establish priorities, develop Memorandums of Understanding, and monitor and account for funds and services. Contributions to the Jeremie Project support current project priorities: building churches, Christian education, teaching resources, building and maintaining schools, adding and improving space for skills and vocational training, assistance in the medical and dental clinic, supporting the area senior citizen nursing home. Pastor Noelsaint Badette presently serves as Circuit Superintendent for the Jeremie circuit of the Methodist churches—which not only includes the local Jeremie city church, but also 33 other Methodist churches in the surrounding area. Pastor Claudel Zephyr is the Circuit Superintendent for the Leon Circuit. He lives on the grounds of the Jeremie Guesthouse. For more information about the Jeremie Project and to join this group dedicated to serving the people of Haiti, please contact: Carmen S. Zeigler Jeremie Project Chairperson & Coordinator of Mission Teams, Jeremie/Leon Circuits email@example.com