Alex's House Orphanage was conceived in October of 2009 when God gave Bill Howard a “Saul on the road to Damascus” experience – telling him – “Go to Haiti and start an orphanage for homeless children.” With 25 years of pastoring under his belt, and looking forward to “slowing down for the grand children years” – this calling was the last thing Bill had expected. Yet God was clear, so Bill began to research and pray through the next steps. Bill visited Haiti in November of 2009 to experience firsthand the work which God was calling him to. During this visit, IMB missionaries, Sam and Delores York introduced Bill to three special young men whom they were discipling - Alex Alincy, and Jimmy & Patrick Georges. It was immediately discovered that the Lord had given Alex the exact same vision He had given Bill – and through prayer and faith, the commitment was made to start the orphanage.
Approximately one month later, on January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake devastated the country of Haiti killing more than 300,000 and leaving a million people homeless and starving -- many of whom were children. Bill received word that Alex Alincy had died in the earthquake while teaching a bible study for young men. The building had collapsed leaving no survivors.
Alex's life here on earth had come to an end; however, the vision that God had placed on their hearts had just begun. In February of 2010, Bill, Jimmy and Patrick, birthed this orphanage to the glory of God and in memory of Alex.
This first video show our humble beginnings as the orphanage was birthed in February of 2010 in the home of Jimmy and Patrick.
With the Lord's blessings, our ministry grew rapidly and we began to reach out to others in
need, providing food, shelter, beds and most of all, the love of Jesus.
In September of 2012, after nine months of intensive labor and the sweet and prayer of hundreds of volunteers and Haitian workers, we reached a great milestone and moved into our new campus 33 miles north of Port au Prince in Kaliko.
This next video captures this exciting day when the Lord blessed us with our new home in Kaliko on September 26, 2012!
Today, churches and individuals across America are joining together to raise these beautiful children and support the orphanage we affectionately call "Alex's House."
Here is a look back at some of God's blessings in 2013!