A Light of Hopes vision is to provide spiritual, physical and emotional support to women and their families through relationships, discipleship and sustainability.
Marcie Bergstrom is the founder of “A Light of Hope”. She first travelled to Haiti in 2009 on a visionary trip and immediately fell in love with the people and culture. Since then she has worked in Haiti through numerous mission trips and ministry partners and continues to help support those in need. She created “A Light of Hope” to reach women and children in impoverished cities in Haiti. In many of these cities, spiritual resources are scarce. A Light of Hope is working to eliminate this need by publishing women’s bibles studies in creole and supplying women and their families with these bible studies to help them dig deeper into God’s word and grow spiritually. Her vision is to help teach these families to live sustainably through ALOH’s various ministries while creating an atmosphere where there is zero dependency on A Light of Hope.
Bob Glass has had a desire since 1970 to help in the mission field in Haiti. That “mission” desire didn’t come through to fruition until 2002 when he went to Xai Xai, Mozambique. He finally made it to Haiti in 2014. He would like to spread the word of God through illustrated children’s bible story books. Bob is 65 years old, married to a very loving and supportive wife and works as a framer at Hobby Lobby. His degree in art will allow him to make these illustrated books possible.
Financial Director & Board Member
Ruth Donahue is a mother and a wife to an amazingly supportive husband of 24 years. She stepped out in faith in 2010 onto Haitian soil and fell in love with the country and the people of Haiti. Since then, she has been back two additional times - each time searching for a piece of herself. God has blessed her with an amazing opportunity to be a part of A Light of Hope.
Short Term Trip Coordinator
Porta’s husband and daughter have been actively involved in missions in Haiti for years. She made her first trip in June of 2016. She is a business graduate of Cornerstone College, and a hands-on sales rep for the largest bakery ingredient supplier in the world.
This is her passion, to work with people. She loves helping them make the right connections. Porta has a heart for the people in Haiti, and want to share that with anyone who is interested.
Jessica Perberg has been to Haiti multiple times since 2011 when God called her and her husband to adopt. They spent time there with their two sons who they brought home in 2013. From the first time she stepped onto Haitian soil she felt God instill in her a growing love for the people and culture. She feels so privileged to work along side the people of Haiti through A Light of Hope.
She lives in Grand Rapids with her husband of 18 years and four beautiful children.
ALOH Field Director
Gaman and his four brothers and five sisters have been without their parents since he was 20 years old. His life has brought him to the point where working with others at the Kapyat Mountain bible study is among his favorite things to do, next to driving the taptap that is. This and his faithfulness to the Lord are what make him a perfect fit for Field Director.
"I want to serve as Field Director in Haiti with A Light of Hope because it’s very important for me to serve people and I really like to do it. The people are very happy to receive ALOH too. As I continue to serve I hope God will be very happy about that.”
PO Box 151042
Grand Rapids, MI 49515