Marc Honorat was born the son of a voodoo priest, and became a slave child at five years old. What the devil meant to destroy Marc, the Lord will use to defeat the poverty, hopelessness and demonic oppression of a nation. From the ashes of a broken people, God will cause Haiti to arise and shine for His glory.
After nearly seven years of hellish existence, young Marc was rescued from slavery. One of his brothers heard the stories of his abuse and came to investigate. When he saw how his little brother suffered, he took him away and placed him in an orphanage. While life in the orphanage was not easy, anything was preferable to the hell of his former mistress. At least he was given basic clothing and food.
Education is not free in Haiti. If a child attends school, someone must pay for it. Marc’s prayers were answered when the Lord put it on someone’s heart to sponsor Marc’s education. He poured his heart into his studies. Despite missing the first six years of school, he graduated high school on time.
Marc felt God’s call to ministry. He prayed that the Lord would open the doors to attend bible school on the neighboring island of Jamaica. God provided yet another miracle and a sponsor came forward to pay for his continued education. It was there at Bible school that he met Lisa. It was love at first sight. Within eight days, they were engaged to be married.
On Monday, I will share about the founding of the Haiti Arise ministry.