Ebenezer Glenn Orphanage (EGO) follows Jesus command and lives out the St. Luke’s Mission as it cares for the children of Haiti – “A welcoming and growing community of faith, busy making Christ known to the world.” EGO has been a mission outreach partner of St. Luke’s for many years. If you do not know much about this organization you are not alone. Here is a little more about them. This is their story:
In 1970, Don and Doris Peavey answered God's call to serve as missionaries. Along with their four children, they moved to Dessalines, Haiti, where they built Ebenezer Glenn Orphanage.
They chose the name Ebenezer from the Bible verse, 1 Samuel 7:12, “Then Samuel took a stone...he named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far the Lord has helped us.”
With the Lord's help, Don and Doris have enjoyed watching the children grow spiritually, academically, emotionally and physically into adulthood. They have taught many of the children to sing, play musical instruments and conduct gospel services. They have provided training and education, and some of EGO’s children are now nurses, accountants, administrators, computer operators, pastors, teachers and worship leaders. God has always provided what Don and Doris needed for ministry, just as He promised so many years ago; including leadership succession.
In 2012 Ken & Marla Drowley moved to Haiti with their two children to continue the work that Don & Doris had faithfully started. Under their leadership EGO continues to focus on sharing the Gospel of Christ through both word and deed in ways that are applicable to the needs of the Haitian people. Their primary ministry is through orphan care to the 71 children who call EGO home. These infants and children were placed in their care through Haitian Social Services because of deceased family members, parental abuse, neglect, and special medical needs. Ken & Marla serve as on-site directors and handle the day to day operations. They and their team focus on the long term needs of the kids and work to ensure that they have the education and training they need to become independent responsible adults who can contribute to their own communities when they are grown. They also serve the community by providing family support through food, formula, and tuition assistance programs, as well as medical care, elementary and high school education, vocational training, and spiritual development.
How can you help EGO continue their work? Two ways, financial donations and donated items. Both of these ways can be found on their website: Home Ebenezer Glenn Orphanage (https://ebenezerglennorphanage.org).
To make a financial donation click on DONATE in the upper right of their main website.
To donate items from their wish list, click on “Get Involved” and then “Donate Items” for their “Gift Registry” (Click HERE or copy and paste for the registry (https://ebenezerglennorphanage.org/donate-items). Items are purchased through Walmart. Please follow all shipping information found on the website.
In addition to these two, there are also children & student sponsorships and onsite volunteer opportunities. Please explore the website to learn more about our mission partner.
Thank you for any contributions and for your prayers,
Council Representative for Missions