Reach the Unreachable for Jesus Christ at Any Cost
Exercice Matinal Missionary Group, (EMMG) was founded in 1999 in Boston, Massachusetts. In the beginning, the group worked closely with the youth of our church each Sunday afternoon after service. We gathered for activities, and soon, we extended the invitation to other youth in the community.
Each Sunday, we gather and plan different activities to entertain the youth. This includes doing door-to-door evangelization and boat riding, going bowling, hosting picnics, playing soccer, football, and much more. We also organize Bible jeopardy games between churches to further engage our youth. Exercice Matinal's goal is to build self-esteem in the lives of our children and teenage youth. We are determined in our mission while supporting the youth to bring out the best of themselves for their future.
Our Lord, Jesus Christ, blessed the youth ministry as they grew stronger spiritually and socially.
In 2002, Exercice Matinal Missionary Group reached more people with diverse backgrounds and ages through preaching the Gospel. We provided more training to our staff and developed a new department: Train the Trainer. Through a partnership with DSS, we worked with youth who were placed in the intensive foster care unit, and we have seen the extraordinary work of the Lord on these youth.
Our mission staff also provides support to parents. We have worked closely with single mothers, and we offer prayers and social services for at-risk families. We have held workshops on drugs use, juvenile delinquency, and distributed groceries to home-bound seniors. The EMMG group has also offered computer literacy and English classes for the community.
In 2004, EMMG became a non-profit organization where we operate under section 501(c) (3)—public charity—as a faith-based organization. Our group works hard locally and internationally to reach as many people as we can for Christ. We are working with more than 500 children in Cap-Haitian through these communities (Cahesse, Madras, Gad-Mombin, Rankit, Quadiram), Kamperin, and in Port-au-Prince (Lilavoie), Haiti. These children continue to be affected after the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010, and the cholera epidemic in the country.
As the COVID-19 pandemic surged, the Lord gave a vision to the founder of EMMG, Pastor Jean Robert Laurent to open a new site of the missionary in Dalle, Jacmel, a South Eastern commune in Haiti. This small community outside of Jacmel has a population of 10,000 people. To ensure safety, we began the mission virtually, and we were able to build a strong community within Dalle, Jacmel. We have had members from the city travel into Dalle for evangelization and to hold Bible meetings. As the group grew, they gathered three times per week.
In March 2021, members of our staff from Cap Haitian, Hinche, and New York traveled to Dalle for baptisms, christenings, and workshops. We had many souls come to the Lord during this week of revival. When the members returned, their thorough reports gave us a clearer idea of the needs of the population.
In July 2021, another group of missionaries from Boston, New York, the Dominican Republic, and Port-au-Prince, traveled to Dalle in Jacmel, Haiti. This mission proved challenging, as gangs ruled the surrounding community to which we traveled. During this mission, our flight was delayed, and we missed the flight into Haiti. Unfortunately, the others who took the plane were killed when that plane crashed. During our stay, the President of Haiti was also assassinated, which added to the strains of this mission. Despite all those shortcomings, we took comfort in the words of Lamentations 3:22-23: "Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
Nevertheless, we held a week of revival, a wedding, and baptism. We also held a health fair; the clinicians saw 100 patients per day, many of whom had diabetes and cases of hypertension, and provided medications for the community. We also fed hundreds per day. Now, the school is open, the clinic is functioning and the church is operating. To God Be The Glory!
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