Herode felt the call of God to ministry in 1987, and decided to go to the Baptist Theological Seminary in Haiti, where he received a bachelor's degree in Bible. He continued his theological education by attending various seminars and training courses with organizations such as Global Ministries in Latin America, CELADEC, Church World Service International, Stewardship International and others. Herode is the National Ministry Coordinator in Haiti for Missions Door. Since 1998 Herode has planted 17 churches and 5 schools. He also has facilitated several development activities and projects throughout Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. It has gone through turmoil and political unrest for years, but in the midst of financial and political chaos, the country is responding to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Guillomettres' mission is to promote evangelization and Christian development in Haiti in a way that helps the people of God to deal with all types of problems they face. Their vision is to transform the lives of leaders, so they can become instruments of transformation in their communities.
Herode was born in Petion-Ville, Haiti, and raised in the city of Port-au-Prince. In 1983 he became a Christian when he started reading the Bible and learned that this book was the truth. Herode was soon involved in door-to-door evangelism. The involvement in this ministry became his passion, and the Lord led him to a church where he got baptized. In 1991 Herode and Francois Vilmenay established the Christian Center for Integrated Development (CCID), which is a ministry that trains many pastors and leaders through seminars and conferences.
In June 1996 Herode married Edline, a Haitian national who graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of Mexico in Toluca, Mexico. Herode and Edline have two children: Deinlee Ruth and Leissa Debora. They live in Port-au-Prince.
Herode: B.A. in Bible
Edline: B.A. in Accounting
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Despite struggles and setbacks, an easygoing island puts family first
Haiti became the first modern country in the world to be independently governed by black citizens after a slave revolt achieved independence from France in 1804. To celebrate their Independence Day, January 1, Haitians gather for a traditional meal of pumpkin soup.
After a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, an estimated 300,000 people died and one fifth of the country's population was left homeless. Political and public health challenges have limited the rate of recovery, but reconstruction continues.
Haiti's sandy beaches and crystal waters offset its rough mountainous landscape. The country generates income from agriculture, mining, manufacturing and tourism. Visitors enjoy Port-au-Prince art markets, palm-waving beaches and historic sites like the Citadelle Laferrière.
Rural farmers and urban workers approach life with an easygoing perspective and dedication to family. Younger generations show respect for their elders. Families attach tremendous prestige to education, although the quality of Haitian schools varies greatly.
Your participation with Missions Door supports evangelism, leadership training, children's ministry and water projects in Haiti.
Haitians paint school buses and pickup trucks — called camionettes or tap taps — with colorful designs, often fondly giving the vehicles personal names.
Roughly half the population of Haiti practices voodoo that blends Catholic, African and Taíno traditions.
Population: 10 million, 34% ages 0–14
Major Religions: 80% Catholic, 16% Protestant
Languages: French (preferred for commerce), Creole
People living with HIV/AIDS: 150,000
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