Hoya de Caimito
Ivose... Chantal, Usla, Franci
- To build a house
- To build a business for God
- For my family and I to grow closer to God
Even as a young child, G.O. construction team member, Francklin Dernier, was interested in building things. He recalls that in a small way he helped to build a church in his community in Haiti. Young Franc carried cement in cans and then handed them to the adults working on the building. Years later, at age 15, a friend invited him to that very church and, after hearing about the Lord, he accepted Christ. God’s Word comforted him and when the pastor spoke about money, Franc was inspired to manage his finances well and to be generous.
When Franc was only 17 his father passed away, leaving his mother to raise five children on her own. At age 25, Franc moved to Santiago and struggled to find work. At the time, G.O.’s Caribbean president was having his house built in the Hoya del Caimito neighborhood. Franc observed the work being done and then boldly asked for a job. He was promptly put in charge of the tools. He guarded them, cleaned them and proved himself faithful. As a result, G.O. took care of Franc’s physical needs. Soon after, he was asked to join G.O.’s construction team and he has been working with them ever since.
At the writing of this, Franc has been ministering with G.O. for nine years. He mixes concrete, works with cement stucco, and whatever else needs to be done at job sites. Franc says that he loves the community of Hoya del Caimito and his position with G.O. and plans to continue his work in construction for another nine years and beyond. He adds that his vision for the future is simply to continue to daily seek the Lord for guidance and wisdom.
Franc is married to Ifus and they have five children: Kela (25), Jeme (22), Francklin (18), Shantal (15), Wustra (10), and Frances (6).