Ville Platte Rotary Hears from Winston Lafleur on Christian Missions
January 29, 2020
The Rotary Club of Ville Platte today (Tuesday) heard from guest speaker, Winston Lafleur with Ville Platte Christian Missions. The group has been having fund raisers and benefits to raise money to help natives living in a small village in Honduras since 2009. The group will once again have a fund raiser including live music, food and a silent auction coming up February 15 at the Ville Platte.
In past years, missionaries from the group have worked on churches, schools, water projects and delivered food commodities to the poor by day and ministered spiritually to them at night.
Lafleur said, 20 missionaries traveled with the group to Honduras last year. This year, so far, 26 have made plans to make the journey. Everyone who travels pay their own way. All of the money raised in the benefits go to help those living in Honduras.
Lafleur thanked everyone who have made donations and helped in the benefits through these past years. He was a guest of Rotarian Ronnie Landreneau.
Also speaking at the meeting was new member Rose May, who grew up in Dequincy and worked as a paralegal and in accounting in Houston, Texas.
Club member Mark Suellentrop announced that the club will be sponsoring the "Choices" program once again this year in area schools to encourage students to stay in school.