Our Story

Micler and Rosiane Louis were operating a successful business in south Florida when God called them back to the island of La Gonâve, Haiti. They had grown up on the island before moving to the U.S. as refugees, Micler growing up in the port city of Anse-à-Galets and Rosiane in the area of Trou Louis, in the western part of the island. God brought them back to where Rosiane grew up to begin a church, school, and home for children in need. They named this place Bethesda, which means “House of Mercy.”

Since that time, Hope for Bethesda has been working to minister to the needs of the people in this region. Because of the desperate need for water in La Gonâve, one of the main focuses has been to bring well-drilling equipment to the region. Having a source for water (other than rainwater run-off) will allow the people improved health, the ability to increase needed food production, and an improvement in overall quality of life. We believe this will continue to pave the way for the love of God and the Good News of Christ to spread in a greater measure in the region. Jesus said “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

Your support will provide needed help to do what God has called us to do in Bethesda. Perhaps He is calling you to be a part of it.

Our Mission


  • We believe that only God can change hearts and lives. Pray that we hear His voice and follows His leading. 

  • And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 
    – 1 John 5:14


  • We give gratefully, generously, and cheerfully. 
  • You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.  
  • – 2 Corinthians 9:11


  • There are many ways to join in the work with us. From mission trips to planning and fundraising, we welcome all with a heart to serve Christ and the people of Bethesda. 
  • And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 
    – Mark 16:15

Our Team

New Beginnings Christian Fellowship began partnering with the Bethesda mission in 2012 when Pastor Jerry Lankford went on a trip to La Gonâve with a church member who grew up on the island. There he met Pastor Micler and Rosiane and was introduced to their work. Since that time, New Beginnings has come alongside to encourage, raise needed finances, join in expanding the vision, and join in the labor. We believe God has united us to follow His command in sharing the gospel in “all the world.”

Pastor Micler and Rosiane Louis

Pastor Jerry Lankford

Those Who Pray, Go, and Give