Bonite Affriany was saved in 1997 and became an active member of The Brooklyn Tabernacle. Originally from Haiti, she felt a burden for the poverty-stricken children in her hometown of Jacmel. In 2004, she returned to Jacmel and built a humanitarian outreach center where she began a children’s food program. At the same time, she began witnessing to all of her neighbors and, within a year, several hundred people accepted Christ as their Savior. After initially meeting under a mango tree on the property, she re-purposed the food program building to become a church called Christ's Love Tabernacle where they have their worship and prayer services.
In Jan 2010, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck many parts of Haiti, including Jacmel, where four of her church members died. Bonite's church became a disaster relief center for the community as it provided countless meals, food packages, water filter units, clothes, tents and other living supplies. Teams from The Brooklyn Tabernacle and other ministries conducted medical clinics and other disaster relief services at the church. Bonite's background as a registered nurse enabled her to provide ongoing medical care for the community.
The ministry has started many different ministries to meet the spiritual and physical needs of her community. Her daily food program has fed a healthy meal to more than 200 children a week, consistently, since the ministry’s inception. The ministry has many other programs, such as education sponsorships for impoverished children, vocational classes, and adult literacy programs.
After years of ministering to the poorest of the poorest families, Bonite had a burden for some of the most destitute children who had become homeless or were orphaned. She built a Children’s Center, where the ministry provides a home for 19 children to date, meeting both their physical and spiritual needs. The Center provides an education through an in-house school, as well as all their meals and medical care.