Following the Biblical mandate stated in James 1:27, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.", the purpose of Helping Haiti’s Orphans is to provide for the spiritual, educational, emotional, and physical needs of orphans in Haiti, enabling them to become productive, caring and accountable Christian adults. Helping Haiti’s Orphans is a nonprofit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. The purposes for which Helping Haiti’s Orphans is formed are exclusively charitable within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Our Beliefs:

HHO is a Christian organization and therefore we believe in the fundamental tenets of the Christian faith.

God: We believe in the triune God as the one and only true God. He is God in three parts, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, yet distinctly one. God is holy and perfect. He is eternal (always was and always will be) and He has an eternal plan for man, His creation. Deut. 6:4, Isaiah 43: 10 – 13, Matt 3: 16 – 17, John 1:1, Eph 3:11, 14-15

Jesus: We believe Jesus is the Son of God. He is both fully God and fully man, yet was without sin. Jesus left heaven to come live on the earth in order to fulfill the plan of His Father for our reconciliation and redemption. We believe Jesus ascended into heaven and is currently sitting at the right hand of the Father. He will one day come again to judge the living and the dead. Matt 3: 16 – 17, 26:64, John 1:14, Acts 1:11, 1 Cor. 15: 47; Eph 3: 12, Heb 4:15, Rev 20: 1-15

Reconciliation: We believe that through the original sin in the Garden of Eden, man was eternally separated from God. All men are sinners and must accept what Jesus did on the cross in order to escape eternal punishment. Jesus, the Spotless Lamb of God, died on the cross but He overcame sin and death when He rose again on the third day. It is through this perfect sacrifice that we can be reconciled and be brought into right relationship with God (salvation). John 3: 16 – 18, 1 Cor. 15:22, Rom 3:22 – 26, 1 Peter 1: 18 - 19

Redemption: We believe we are redeemed through the shedding of Jesus’ blood on the cross. In order to receive salvation, we must receive and acknowledge, by faith alone, the sacrifice Jesus made for us. There is nothing men can do to redeem themselves; it is only by grace, through faith, that we can be saved. Rom 3:27, Eph 2:8 - 9

Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit has been given to us by God to lead, guide and direct us. He lives in all who believe in Jesus Christ and have made Him their Lord and Savior. Luke 11:13, John 7: 38 - 39, 14: 26, 16: 7 – 15, Gal 5:25, Eph 5:18

Bible: We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God revealed to man through the Holy Spirit. The original scriptures are perfect and are the authority by which all mankind must live their faith and conduct their lives. 2 Tim. 3: 15-17

Evangelism: We believe it is the desire of God and the job of the church to redeem the lost. It is through Christians that the Good News of the Gospel is related to others. We are to evangelize the lost, be the hands and feet of Jesus (both to believers and unbelievers) and ultimately to glorify God. Matt 25: 31 – 46, Matt 28, 18 – 20, Rom 15: 5 – 6, 2 Cor. 5: 17 – 21, James 1:27

Board of Directors

  • Lucy Fraioli

    Lucy Fraioli

    Lucy is one of the co-founders of HHO and has been a member since it’s inception in June 2014. She attends Perryville Bible Church in South Kingstown, RI. Lucy is a retired social worker, has organized family conferences, is a hospital assistant chaplain, leads women’s and senor groups and visits area churches to raise funds for the children at Loving Hands Orphanage. She is currently Loving Hands Orphanage’s Sponsorship Coordinator. Since 2009, Lucy has traveled to Haiti several times a year to provide support, love and nurturing care to the children at Loving Hands Orphanage. Lucy has a passion to serve God in Haiti.
  • David Kreyssig

    David Kreyssig

    Vice President
    Dave is one of the co-founders of HHO and has been a member since it’s inception in June 2014. He attends New Hope Chapel in Richmond RI. Dave went on his first mission trip to Haiti in 2008 and has been leading both medical and construction mission trips since 2011. Dave and his wife, Deb, will be relocating to Port-au-Prince in July of 2016 to begin the transition home for young adults, Espere Kay. Dave has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served as church treasurer and Deacon at New Hope Chapel for 6 years.
  • Gary Boden

    Gary Boden

    Gary joined the HHO board in March 2016. He attends New Hope Chapel in Richmond, RI. Although Gary has never served in Haiti, he felt the call of God to help support the HHO ministry here in the United States. Gary served on the executive board of the Professional, Technical, Administrative Association at the University of Rhode Island. Currently he is on the board of the Exeter Historical Association serving as Vice President.  Gary is also the Ministry Leader for Ushers at New Hope Chapel.
  • Linda Nooney

    Linda Nooney

    Linda joined the HHO board in March 2016. She attends Harbor Church in West Kingston RI. Linda has been traveling to Haiti with various missions teams since 2011. During her first trip, Linda felt she was called to serve, encourage, and show Christ’s love to the Haitian people. Her passion is spending time with the children at Loving Hands Orphanage. She has worked as the bookkeeper at The Harbor Church (formerly known as West Kingston Baptist Church) since 2012. Linda has a heart for children and their well-being, both physically and spiritually. She and her husband, Jim, are the parents of four daughters.
  • Melissa Prevey

    Melissa Prevey

    Melissa joined the HHO Board in March 2016. She attends New Hope Chapel in Richmond RI. Melissa is the mother of two boys and the wife of Pastor Mike Prevey who currently serves at New Hope Chapel. She has been on one mission trip to Haiti in August 2014. While there she participated in eye care clinics and Vacation Bible School at the orphanage. Melissa is a Nursing Home administrator with social work experience. She is president of the RI Chapter of American College of Health Care Administrators and served previously as treasurer on the Board of Deacons at New Hope Chapel.
  • Deborah Kreyssig

    Deborah Kreyssig

    Deb is one of the co-founders of HHO and has been a member since it’s inception in June 2014. She attends New Hope Chapel in Richmond RI. Deb has been on numerous mission trips to Haiti since her first trip in 2010. She and her husband David have led teams doing work projects, medical clinics and Vacation Bible School since 2011. Deb was the Director/Lead Teacher of the preschool at New Hope Chapel in Richmond, RI for five years. This year she and her husband, David, will begin serving full time as missionaries in Haiti. They will be the house parents to the young adults at Espere Kay.
  • Timothy A. Stasiunas

    Timothy A. Stasiunas

    Tim joined the HHO board in March 2016. He attends Perryville Bible church in South Kingstown, RI. Tim has been a principal in the Stasiunas Companies since 1978, a Land Development, Construction and Site Development Company located in Charlestown, RI. He has been traveling to Haiti since 2011 and has made over a dozen trips. Tim is the former President of the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce. Currently, he is Vice President of the RI Builders Association and has been active on that board for some thirty years.