The Ream Team 2017-08-01T18:59:01+00:00

THE REAM TEAM

The Ream Family is very excited to serve the Lord in Haiti and partner with HGIM. Two years ago the Ream’s were serving at a church in Texas when a friend asked if they would be interested in teaching Bible at a Christian school in Haiti. Soon afterward through many open doors and answered prayers it became very clear that God was leading them to Haiti. The Ream’s spent two years traveling back and forth to Haiti while processing their daughters’ adoptions prior to moving to Haiti. Many years prior to this were spent praying over God’s calling them to serve in long term overseas missions. They began building a relationship with HGIM after their first year spent in Haiti and have since found a common ground and shared enthusiasm in ministry focus. First and foremost the focus is making sure people understand the gospel. There is a great need for the church to share the GOSPEL with no strings attached as Paul laid out in 1 Cor 15:3-4. Jesus died for our sins and rose again. It is JESUS, + nothing – nothing. It has been incredible to see people’s faces light up as they understand the true gospel for the first time. The Ream’s main focus is to teach others this life transforming truth. They are privileged to do so through a variety of ministries investing in the lives of pastors, men, women, students, children, adoptive families and others who visit Haiti.

El Shaddai Learning Center

The Ream Family lives in St. Marc, Haiti, where they volunteer with an English school for local Haitian children ages 4-23. Eric Ream is the Principal for 6th-12th grades at El Shaddai Learning Center where he guides students, leads small group Bible studies, and trains the Haitian staff/teachers. The Ream’s four children Elita Marguerite, Esmée, Ethan and Evan all attend the school. Serving at El Shaddai is a vital ministry to students, families, teachers, and a wonderful opportunity to train up the next generation in Haiti through Christian education.

Pastor Trainings

Many years ago God burdened Eric’s heart for pastors and church leaders who do not have the privilege of attending a Bible College or Seminary. During the summer and on weekends, Eric spends time training pastors and leaders in Haiti and traveling to other parts of the world.

During the school year, Fridays are set aside to give Eric opportunities to invest in Haitian pastor trainings. Eric travels around Haiti to invest in local pastors and churches on the weekends and meets with some individual pastors for equipping and encouragement on a regular basis.

English Tutorials

Eric began teaching a few high school students in a local neighborhood and word spread quickly. There are now many adult students who desire to learn English. God has opened the door for the gospel and discipleship by spending time with eager students through teaching English.

KOFAEL

KOFAEL is a Christian non-profit program for women in Haiti that Elisabeth Ream helped start with Haitian friends in 2011. KOFAEL provides micro loans to women who have many challenges due to the economy/natural disasters that have wiped out their small businesses in the past. The mission of KOFAEL is to educate and empower Haitian women to become independent (not dependent on foreigners and government) and build back the economy while providing for their families in Haiti. The program in Port au Prince has been very successful and is now open to expanding to other regions of Haiti. Eric and Elisabeth Ream serve on the board for KOFAEL and are on the ground financial accountability and advocacy for the Haitian run program.

Hospitality House

During their many years serving in youth ministry the Ream house always had an open door. This has carried on to ministry in Haiti where God opened doors for the Reams to rent a beachside home with room for the many guests that come their way. The Haiti Hospitality House is open to serve small teams and families visiting Haiti, families adopting children from Haiti needing a place to stay while waiting, families returning to visit Haiti with their adopted children, and for teachers and others volunteering with El Shaddai learning center in St. Marc. It is also a beach retreat center where the women in the KOFAEL program, Haitian friends, and other missionaries in Haiti can come to be encouraged and refreshed. You too are invited to come and stay and see what God is doing in Haiti!

EXCERPTS FROM THE REAM TEAM BLOG

A few weeks ago I was sitting in the backseat of a rental car with my mom in the Arab quarter of Jerusalem. My father needed to mail a parcel and we sat waiting for him outside the post office watching a wealth of diversity pass by. During my time in Israel I was constantly in … Continue reading "Same Kind of Different–Our Common Struggle" [...]
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to the many friends, family and churches who reached deep into your pockets and prayed hard for the victims of Hurricane Matthew. Those on the ground in Haiti are still catching our breath after so much loss but we have been so encouraged by the outpouring of care, concern … Continue reading "Hurricane Matthew Relief and Rebuild Update!" [...]
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The King of Heaven and Earth left his glorious abundance and came to us as a baby born in a cave. That's as high and as low as it gets. He didn't start out at the bottom and earn his way to the top. He left the top to come down to the very bottom. … Continue reading "Jwaye Nwèl-Merry Christmas 2016" [...]
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