Haitian children in front of thatch school
The Beginning

Good Samaritan Mission school was born in August of 2000 in Beaufort, Haiti.  The school was started by Legrand and Fanise Cherilus, who are Haitian-American citizens.  They simply put up a palm thatch structure, hired some teachers, and told them that they would pay them if God provided.  At times, the teachers went without pay, but they continued to teach because they had a job. 

 In December of 2003, Good Samaritan Foundation Inc. received the 501c3 status.  At that time we began to raise funds to build a cement block school.  After all, we had almost 500 children attending the thatch Mission School!  

Thatch School Next To New School

A difficult hurdle

Legrand passed away in 2005, but Fanise Cherilus and Martha Thum (two determined Christian missionaries) decided to continue the work that the Lord had set before them.  By March 2006, we had begun the block school building.  By September 2006, the children were able to start school in the new building.  How proud they felt of their new school! 

New School Beaufort Haiti

Where we are now

This school was built entirely of donations from regular people, just like you.  Many of our donors are members of Churches throughout Florida, and also a few others across the USA.  We certainly welcome donors from every walk of life, and we can assure our donors that 100% of monies donated go directly toward the school and its projects.  Martha and Fanise are both volunteers! 

Please visit all the other pages, view the photos, and contact us with any comments or questions.  May God richly bless you!