Pathfinder Mission, is a 501(c) 3, non-profit ministry, birthed out of the destruction brought on by Hurricane Katrina in southern Mississippi in 2005 while serving the people of the Gulf Coast region. After 5 years in Mississippi, we shifted our focus and resources to serving the people of Haiti for 4 years and then in 2017, in addition to our work in Haiti, we moved to Texas to help with the recovery following Hurricane Harvey. And now, our attention has focused on the Florida Coast following Hurricane Ian.
Our mission remains the same .... Helping people help people and serving the Lord by serving others.
Matthew 22:37-39 Loving God and Loving Others
Matthew 25:33-40 Seeing Needs then Meeting Needs
Galatians 6:2 Bearing One Another's Burdens
Our friend and partner in this work, Sherry Buresh, is the Executive Director of Disaster Relief for Inspiritus Ministries. She is also on Pathfinder's Board of Directors. Sherry is the one who encouraged us to leave Ocean Springs and move to Waveland, which we did. She asked us to come to Florida to restart the Shed Project in the Fort Meyers area. This is a link to the video (about 6 minutes) I made to help communicate exactly what the Shed Project was and will be. Watch Shed Video
We don’t know what all of this means as far as our living in Texas. But to use a phrase I used all the time in Haiti, “Bondye Konnen” – “God Knows” and that is good enough for us. I have included a link to my most recent BLOG post addressing the events that led up to our decision to go to Florida – if you have an interest in knowing more about those aspects of our lives take a look. Read BLOG POST
We visited the area from 6 January to 13 January. Met with Relief Organizations and made plans to provide sheds to families. We will return the first of February to begin the Shed Project partnered with Anthem Church, Adventures In Missions and the Greater Pine Island Alliance.
Martie and I relocated to Pasadena Texas in October 2017 to assist in the Hurricane Recovery effort. We initially partnered with Clearpoint Church in Pasadena. We hosted volunteers at Clearpoint Church and coordinated recovery assistance for the people struggling under the aftermath of the storm. Our ministry is always focused on helping those who can't help themselves by empowering others to provide assistance through prayer, work and financial support. In 2019 we partnered with Houston Responds whose focus is encouraging the local church to help meet the recovery needs of the homeowners in their communities. Charley has been acting as a construction advisor to rebuild coalitions in the Houston Metroplex. In January 2020, Pathfinder Mission, once again re-established its rebuild ministry directly helping three Houston Responds coalitions in Pasadena, Baytown, and Channel View. Everything in this life has a spiritual context. At the heart of everything we do in Houston is showing people Jesus and glorifying God ...
From 5,000 feet, Haiti looks to be a tropical paradise. Particularly in southwestern Haiti where the vegetation has not been stripped away for charcoal production. The ocean water has variations of rich blues set against the green countryside. What you can't see from above the trees is the silent struggle of the people ... a struggle to survive.
A Cord Of Three Strands: The strength of our ministry comes from the opportunities the Lord provides for us to forge partnerships with other faith-based, like minded ministries, churches, and volunteers. The result is a supernatural synergy allowing us to accomplish much more than we ever could on our own. To and for the Glory of God.