Kobonal – Village of Hope

Kobonal is more than a mission—it is an active ministry affecting the lives of children and adults alike in a part of Haiti that continues to be one of the poorest regions in the world. This area was once thought to be heavily filled with adults practicing voodoo. Through the great work of Father Glenn Meaux, his team, and Cross Catholic Outreach, the Catholic faith is alive, strong, and crushing out the old voodoo practices. Father Meaux began this ministry 30 years ago as he chose to leave his home in Abbeville, Louisiana and commit his religious life to the Haitian community. It is impossible to try and explain the impact the ministry has had on the local community. Water systems, schools, jobs, housing, healthcare, and Catholic formation are but a few of the examples of life changes brought about through the mission.

priest praying with children in kobonal
Our opportunity to help out with this mission was made possible by Dr. Jeff Sieler and Alice Bryant—two very experienced missionaries who have responded to God’s call to provide dental and other necessary services around the world to God’s people.

“I knew that God was calling me to serve in Haiti so Jeff and Alice were God’s servants that helped make it happen. Our team, with multiple visits to Haiti, has addressed such needs as dental services, prenatal care, and other healthcare services, veterinary services, beekeeping, tilapia farming, agricultural development, multi-purpose facility construction, fundraising, housing construction, and anything else we are honored to do to meet Fr. Meaux’s needs.

On a daily basis, the mission educates and feeds approximately 1,200 children. These activities are such a gift to see. The children walk miles each way to attend school. The dedication of the teachers, staff, and others helping out is a true signal of God’s presence.
It is, I believe, holy ground.”
Stephen Wright

Kobonal – Village of Hope

Kobonal is more than a mission—it is an active ministry affecting the lives of children and adults alike in a part of Haiti that continues to be one of the poorest regions in the world. This area was once thought to be heavily filled with adults practicing voodoo. Through the great work of Father Glenn Meaux, his team, and Cross Catholic Outreach, the Catholic faith is alive, strong, and crushing out the old voodoo practices. Father Meaux began this ministry 30 years ago as he chose to leave his home in Abbeville, Louisiana and commit his religious life to the Haitian community. It is impossible to try and explain the impact the ministry has had on the local community. Water systems, schools, jobs, housing, healthcare, and Catholic formation are but a few of the examples of life changes brought about through the mission.

priest praying with children in kobonal
Our opportunity to help out with this mission was made possible by Dr. Jeff Sieler and Alice Bryant—two very experienced missionaries who have responded to God’s call to provide dental and other necessary services around the world to God’s people.

“I knew that God was calling me to serve in Haiti so Jeff and Alice were God’s servants that helped make it happen. Our team, with multiple visits to Haiti, has addressed such needs as dental services, prenatal care, and other healthcare services, veterinary services, beekeeping, tilapia farming, agricultural development, multi-purpose facility construction, fundraising, housing construction, and anything else we are honored to do to meet Fr. Meaux’s needs.

On a daily basis, the mission educates and feeds approximately 1,200 children. These activities are such a gift to see. The children walk miles each way to attend school. The dedication of the teachers, staff, and others helping out is a true signal of God’s presence.
It is, I believe, holy ground.”
Stephen Wright

Kobonal – Village of Hope

Kobonal is more than a mission—it is an active ministry affecting the lives of children and adults alike in a part of Haiti that continues to be one of the poorest regions in the world. This area was once thought to be heavily filled with adults practicing voodoo. Through the great work of Father Glenn Meaux, his team, and Cross Catholic Outreach, the Catholic faith is alive, strong, and crushing out the old voodoo practices. Father Meaux began this ministry 30 years ago as he chose to leave his home in Abbeville, Louisiana and commit his religious life to the Haitian community. It is impossible to try and explain the impact the ministry has had on the local community. Water systems, schools, jobs, housing, healthcare, and Catholic formation are but a few of the examples of life changes brought about through the mission.

Our opportunity to help out with this mission was made possible by Dr. Jeff Sieler and Alice Bryant—two very experienced missionaries who have responded to God’s call to provide dental and other necessary services around the world to God’s people.

priest praying with children in kobonal
“I knew that God was calling me to serve in Haiti so Jeff and Alice were God’s servants that helped make it happen. Our team, with multiple visits to Haiti, has addressed such needs as dental services, prenatal care, and other healthcare services, veterinary services, beekeeping, tilapia farming, agricultural development, multi-purpose facility construction, fundraising, housing construction, and anything else we are honored to do to meet Fr. Meaux’s needs.

On a daily basis, the mission educates and feeds approximately 1,200 children. These activities are such a gift to see. The children walk miles each way to attend school. The dedication of the teachers, staff, and others helping out is a true signal of God’s presence.
It is, I believe, holy ground.”
Stephen Wright