Ceradieu Romain (Romano)
Sports Outreach / Pastor
Pontezuela and La Paloma
For the sports outreach
For a vehicle for my ministry
For my family as they recover from the earthquake in Haiti
Growing up in Haiti, Romano first heard about God at the Christian school he attended. God was not on the forefront of his mind, however, and his parents held to their voodoo practices. Then, at age 16, after his brother invited him to church, something began to stir in Romano’s heart and he accepted Christ.
About a year later, Romano left his parents and six brothers and sisters and walked for two days and nights, crossing the border into the Dominican Republic. For eight months he worked in the countryside under extremely harsh conditions. He sites this experience for helping him to grow up and bring his dependence upon the Lord to a new level.
God then directed Romano to Mao where he first became acquainted with G.O. Ministries. While working on G.O.’s construction team, Romano went back to school to receive his diploma and study English. His gift of evangelism was evident to G.O. leadership as he worked with the youth at church and reached out to fellow Haitians by forming a soccer team and leading the players in bible study. Through that soccer team, Romano established a church in Pontezuela. Later, he turned the church over to another pastor and continued his work as a church planter, again through a soccer team made up of Haitian men.
Today, Romano continues to use friendship evangelism via soccer to reach others for Christ and hopes to meet the needs of his fellow Haitians by planting more churches. One prevalent issue he addresses on a regular basis is racism. He continues to encourage people to find their identity in Christ and have God’s mindset in viewing others.
Besides working with G.O. Ministries in the area of sports outreach and church planting, he is also called upon regularly to work as an interpreter. Romano speaks English, Spanish, Creole and French.