by Adrienne Christian
Pancho Mateo and Chichigua are two of the communities that Makarios serves where the majority of Makarios students live. Here are some fast facts about each community along with some prayer requests given by some Makarios staff who live in each one.
NAME: comes from the name of the first man who lived in the community
POPULATION: unknown (possibly between 1,000 and 2,000)
NATIONALITY: Haitian and Dominican
CHURCHES: 4 (one that is in creole)
HOW THEY GET TO MAK: walking, crossing the river, or taking a moto taxi
HOME LANGUAGE: Haitian Creole or Spanish
MAK STAFF IN PANCHO: 3
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: soccer and basketball
PANCHO & MAK: It’s the community where Makarios started teaching kids English and Bible classes out of a little house
FAST FACT: Pancho has had 24 hour electricity for two months now. The director of the Electric Company is part of the Mateo family.
NAME: Chichigua is the Spanish word for “kite”
NATIONALITY: 99% Haitian; 1 Dominican family
CHURCHES: 1 (service is led in Creole)
HOW THEY GET TO MAK: in the Mak van
HOME LANGUAGE: mostly Creole
MAK STAFF IN CHICHIGUA: 1
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: soccer, dominoes, and spending time together
ELECTRICY: around 12 hours a day
FAST FACT: The Haitians in Chichigua were originally brought into the community to work the sugar cane fields. The second and third generations currently live there.
EDUCATING, EMPOWERING & LOVING OUR COMMUNITIES.
Did you know that Makarios has a monthly outreach program for parents in order to share Biblical truths about how to live healthy lives, take care of the environment around us, and raise kids?
And did you know that teachers visit families once a month with the purpose of updating parents about their children and also to share about Christ?
And did you know that Makarios kids 5th grade and above attend a local Christian school attached to a local church?