Jen Wride is originally from Nova Scotia, but moved to Haiti after living in Vancouver for 18 years. She felt the call to the mission field for many years and finally embraced an opportunity to visit Haiti with friends in 2008. After three visits to Haiti, Jen made the move in July 2010.
After starting a rooftop garden at the orphanage, Jen recieved support to purchase land in 2012. Transferring over 100 plants and trees, the children now come to Bonne Terre to learn about growing food. Today she runs a farm, Bonne Terre Haiti, where education, food production, and fighting malnutrition with the food grown are the three main focuses.
Westside’s support helps Jen make a difference in Haiti through the farm that employs four full time staff, educates children from two different orphanages and in the community around the farm.
AK is originally from Vancouver and grew up in a multicultural church plant where the Lord grew her heart to see the nations worship Him together. After pursuing a degree in International Development and spending several years working with overseas projects, she eventually ended up joining a team in France working with immigrants and refugees.
Westside's ongoing support enables AK to engage in local evangelism, Alpha courses and church planting among the least reached in France, while at the same time walking alongside these friends through the practical means of teaching English and French.
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