Our Story, History and RootsWhere We Came From
Freedom Global Outreach began in 2002 through a relationship formed between Haitian Pastor Martinez Jovin with Dave and Sonya Lock. Pastor Jovin had a vision to open a home for orphaned and abandoned children on a piece of property beside his church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After a long search process they were able to purchase the land in 2004 and the dilapidated home that sat on the property. Following the purchase, Pastor Martinez took the leaders of a missions team called “Beyond Mountains” to see the home they had purchased and share the vision with them to prepare this home to rescue orphaned and abandoned children. The leaders of this team, including Matt Reichard, were excited about the vision and joined in the effort to raise funds to refurbish and finish the home. In November of 2004 the first group of girls came into the care of Freedom Global Outreach and life with their new family began.
The mission of Freedom Global Outreach expanded into Southern Haiti in 2008 when Dave and Sonya were introduced to Pastor Abraham from the city of Jacmel. Just before Christmas of the next year the the first girls home in Jacmel was opened. As of the beginning of 2015, the home in Bethesda has been renovated with a second story and housed 28 young girls. In Jacmel, 32 girls have found shelter in the this home and 17 boys have been welcomed into a home on an adjacent property. In over a decade of ministry the mission of Freedom Global Outreach has expanded to two cities with three homes having rescued 76 children.