Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

World Mission Committee

Our mission is world outreach, particularly to the people of Cange, Haiti, and the surrounding area Haiti's Central Plateau, where we have been in ministry for some 30 years. Cange is a small rural village in Haiti led by a visionary Episcopal priest, Father Fritz Lafontant.

In 1979 Fr. Lafontant met and formed a partnership with the Rt. Rev. William A. Beckham, sixth bishop of Upper South Carolina. That same year a church, L'Église Bon Sauveur, was erected at Cange on a dry and grassy hilltop.

In 1981 our diocese made the first of many medical trips to Cange, and since then, much has been accomplished. An engineering project brought running water to the village in the mid-1980s. Construction projects have included a medical clinic, eye clinic, dental clinic, and hospital, as well as a sewing center that provides employment for local women. Under the auspices of our diocesan "Adopt-a-Village" project, more than 15 schools have been built in the area.

In 2003 a pilot garden was planted at Cange, paving the way for the 35-acre farm which today produces corn, beans, peanuts, and rice to make feeding formulas and nutritional supplements that supply local malnutrition programs.

Our work in Haiti has been greatly helped by our friendship and alliance with Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard physician and founder of Partners in Health who spends much of his time at Cange and who has worked unceasingly to serve the medical and social needs of the area.

For more information on our work in Haiti, please visit the Christ Church, Greenville website here: http://www.ccgsc.org/haiti-outreach.php

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