SHOMI Team Trip to Fort Jacques

What is Fort Jaques ?

Fort Jacques was built in between 1804-1806 following the proclamation of Haiti’s independence, General Alexandre Petition had a fortification built in the district of Grand Fond. The fortification was given the name Fort Jacques in honour of Jean-Jacques Dessalines; leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti.

The SHOMI team celebrated their soccer victory at Fort Jaques with parents and siblings. For many of the kids, this is their first trip here.

Check out these great pictures of their trip.

SHOMI Teams are Winners!

Wow! We have some very happy kids! They worked hard and both teams placed in the tournament. The SHOMI Jr. team took 1st place and received a big trophy. The Sr. SHOMI team took 2nd place. We are so proud of our players and coaches! Not only did they win but had excellent sportsmanship!

Thank you to our donors for making it possible for our players to participate in tournaments.

SHOMI's Haitian School Raspberry PI Computer Lab

SHOMI has returned from Haiti. The computer lab is up and running with a few things still to complete soon (frame around the batteries and controllers). At this time there are 14 Raspberry PI computers and 2 Raspberry PI Servers. The first server is filled with 91GB of French material including the entire French Wikipedia, 10k books, 3k+ instructional videos on math and science and modules on other topics. The second server will allow the students to work on assignments and save their work. The computers are powered by 4x 100 watt Renogy solar panels and 4 AGM 245ah batteries. We were able to have a few training classes with a group of 7th to 9th grade students and teachers.

SHOMI thanks the following:

TECH Electronics for the monitors and mice donations.

Ellis Battery for all of their assistance in obtaining the right batteries for the job.

A generous donor for the new generator while in Haiti that worked great to run training classes back at the house.

Renogy Solar for the great products and technical support to determine the inverter has a slight fault and advance shipped a new one to me in the US that will be replaced in the next couple of months.

SHOMI thanks the Haitian community for their friendship and support.

SHOMI gives thanks to GOD for the people that have been put in our path to accomplish this big task. We give GOD thanks for our talents to accomplish this work to honor him.

SHOMI's Haitian Support Staff - Praise, Prayer & Pictures

Today I have thought a lot about how blessed Shining Hope Missions is to have such a phenomenal support staff in Haiti. These young men and women are wonderful role models for children and adults in the communities they serve in.

  • They make sure we have kids club programming and soccer practice every week.

  • They provide a safe environment for the children, free from abuse of any kind.

  • They teach the bible and tell the children and teens about Jesus.

  • They meet to discus ways to improve SHOMI programming and educational support.

Please pray for the Haitian support staff. Life in Haiti is very difficult with few opportunities and much suffering. Pray they will find comfort in the Lord. Pray they will be blessed with shelter, food, clean water and good health. Pray they will receive wisdom and direction from God. Pray they will bring others to Jesus. Pray God will shield them and their families from evil.

Thank You Team! We Love You!

Angela Nolin, President Shining Hope Missions - SHOMI & SHOMI Board

Thank You! Clear the Clutter was a Success!

Shining Hope Missions is extremely thankful to everyone who donated to Clear Your Clutter!

We were able to send many donated items needed in Haiti as well as to raise almost $200 from Savers Fundrive, because of your generosity. The money raised will be used to help pay a portion of our shipping cost. Our items are on a container headed to Haiti now.

Thank You! God Bless You! We Love You!

Prayer & Donation Request for Baby Thelor’s Hospital Care

This is baby Thelor, she is the daughter of a close friend of SHOMI’s soccer coach Wilkens. Thelor is 2 months old, but looks like a newborn. She has spent most of her life in a hospital incubator. She is currently being given oxygen and blood. She is the first child to young parents who love her so much. Her parents are unable to pay for the many days she has already spent in the hospital.

 We would appreciate prayers for Thelor.  We are also requesting donations to help pay for the hospital bills so that Thelor can continue to get the care she needs to survive.


Helping Friends in Cité Soleil with Crafts

Thank you for donating craft supplies. After having our Vacation Bible School program in Criox Des Bouquet we were able to donate craft supplies we had left over. We are so happy to see that our friends in Cité Soleil were able to use their creativity to come up with several different crafts using mostly construction paper. Shining Hope Missions is proud to work with other groups in Haiti and be bearers of God’s blessings to others.

SHOMI Kids Club Field Trip August 31, 2018

Message from the SHOMI, kids club team in Haiti :

Hello, today we have a very nice activity with the children before returning from class. We have a 2 hour walk to the place to arrive at the destination with the children. We arrived at the destination, played and ate together. It was a very beautiful activity.

SHOMI's Haitian Support Staff, Thank you, for all you do !

SHOMI finished the Words on Wood fundraiser tonight as well as a few opportunities earlier in the day to discuss the SHOMI organization and staff. Reflecting on these encounters, it makes one proud, to be able to work with such an outstanding group. The Haitian support staff deserves a huge round of applause and thanks for all of the hard work they put in every week. They work very hard as we continue moving forward spreading God's word, reaching people in the community, and mentoring the children. We pray for the teams strength, support and success.

WORDS ON WOOD - 5pm on AUGUST 4, 2018

Join us for an evening of fun and DIY Painting all while supporting a great cause! All proceeds go to support the Shining Hope mission.
Started by husband and wife duo, Angela and Don Nolin, SHOMI is a 501.3c that was created Empower the Hatian Community. Through Youth Soccer & Kids Club Programming, Health Education, Teach Leadership & Integrity all while spreading God's Word, SHOMI has made a huge impact.

We would like to continue this work but we need your help!!! Enjoy an evening of fun Pallet Painting, Wine and Food all while supporting an awesome cause!

Click here to reserve your spot and Pick your Pallet!!


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SHOMI wins match 2-0

Team SHOMI working hard to win this game and sharpen their skills for the upcoming tournament. The cost for this tournament is $65. We would love to raise $100 to provide snacks to the team. Donating is easy via the website and Facebook page. If you are interested in supporting the SHOMI soccer team for the tournament, we would love to hear from you.