We are the Falde family. We have been serving the Haitian people through planting churches and hosting mission trips since 2010. We are in the process of raising prayer and financial support and plan to be in Haiti full-time starting January 2021.
Kevin grew up on the mission field in Cayes Jacmel, Haiti. Kevin’s parents obeyed God’s calling in the 1980’s and that has laid a foundation 40 years later for what God is now calling our family to do. After the earthquake in 2010, we felt God leading us to go back and help the pastors that Kevin’s dad had trained.
Understanding that national pastors and church leaders know the needs of their culture best, we strive to work together with them to plant new churches and to aide and encourage established churches.
To assist churches in becoming independent, we promote training of national teachers and Christian schools associated with the local church. To promote evangelism and to show the love of Christ in a tangible way, we assist in providing for the medical and physical needs of impoverished communities in connection with local churches.
Matthew 28:19-20 commissions Christians to go to “all the world” with the gospel. We continually strive to efficiently and effectively fulfill the Great Commission.
Thank you for your partnership as we “go”.
May the Lord be glorified as we all do our part to reach the lost for Him.
Kevin Falde, Salvation Testimony
One of my earliest memories is my salvation. My parents had answered the call to serve as missionaries in India but, just before they left for the mission field, the government of India changed, and the new leadership no longer allowed missionaries to enter the country. In God’s providence, my family was redirected to serve in Haiti.
During our first year in Haiti, 1980-1981, my older brother and I attended a Christian school in Port-au-Prince. It was during one of my classes in kindergarten that the gospel message became clear to me. Later on that day, I bowed my head and prayed to receive Christ as my Savior while I was in the back yard riding my tricycle. Immediately following my decision, I ran into the house to tell my parents all about it. My dad explained to me that even the angels in heaven were rejoicing about my faith in Christ.
Emelie Falde, Salvation Testimony
I grew up in Iowa in a Christian home. Most of my childhood memories are centered around going to church and being taught the Bible. I was saved at 12 when I realized that I had to make a personal salvation decision. I am so thankful for my parents who faithfully modeled for me and taught me to love God and serve Him.
My parents strongly believed in Christian Education. As a teenager, I spent a lot of time reading biographies of all the great missionaries. My little country church had missionaries come and present their work several times each year and my parents faithfully taught me the importance of missions. I wasn’t sure what capacity the Lord would choose to use me in, whether it was being a missionary, a pastor’s wife, or whatever He had for me, I was willing.
We have four children that God has entrusted us to train and raise up to serve Him.
Micah graduated with a degree in Cybersecurity. He has a heart for missions and has served along with us in Haiti. He has a sincere heart for others in need and you will often find him doing just that, helping others.
Moriah is in college studying nursing. She loves being part of what God is doing in Haiti. She plays the guitar and willingly uses her talents for the Lord. She enjoys working with the dentist every year at the mobile dental clinic in Haiti. One of her long-term goals after college is to start a medical clinic in Seguin, Haiti.
Rebekah is a bubbly 16 year old with a true servant’s heart. She is a natural-born leader and loves to teach. She has a larger than life personality and laugh! She seems quiet when you meet her, but she is spunky and will keep you smiling once she knows you.
Josiah is not your typical 15 year old. He is dependable and loyal. He is diligent and works hard at any task he is given. God has blessed him greatly with musical talent. He plays the piano and he already has a few piano students in Seguin. He has a competitive spirit that is a force to be reckoned with.
We were married for 13 years before the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Although we had given our lives to God for whatever His will for us was, up until this point we had not felt God calling us to foreign missions. Kevin grew up on the mission field in Cayes Jacmel, Haiti and I knew maybe someday God could call us to Haiti or another mission field.
After Kevin finished seminary, he taught at Highlands Christian Academy and became the Youth Pastor at Redemption Baptist Church in Pompano Beach, Florida. After being there four years we were led to move to South Carolina to plant a church. In 2006, we moved our family from Florida to Clover, South Carolina. The first year, we had services in a home while we were renovating the building that we bought in downtown Clover. We saw God provide so many times during those first few years. By 2010, the church had doubled in size and we had many faithful families that we were very thankful for.
I will never forget hearing the news of the earthquake. I remember seeing Kevin’s heart breaking for his people and right away he wanted to go and help them. His first trip back to Haiti was about 2 weeks after the earthquake in 2010 and he has been making several trips each year ever since. My first trip was in 2012 and I loved it. It brings me joy knowing that because Kevin’s parents did what God called them to do back in 1981, they laid a foundation for what God would someday call our family to do.
It is amazing to me when I meet people that Kevin’s parents led to the Lord, discipled, and now they are leading people to Christ. I find it fascinating when a woman brings her kids to medical clinic and she tells me that when she was a little girl, she would have died if Kevin’s family didn’t help her get medicine. When I’m there, I meet so many people that tell me how their lives are changed because my in-laws left the comforts of home and chose to follow God’s leading.
When we planted Carolina Baptist Church 12 years ago, we planned to stay there forever unless God called us somewhere else. Over the past few years, God has been making it clear to me that this is the direction He is leading our family. Through many different circumstances, He has prepared me to take this step of obedience.
In December we celebrated 22 years of marriage. Over the years, we have prayed that God would guide our steps and provide for our family. I’ve seen Him answer these prayers over and over again. From supplying our needs for jobs through Seminary to supplying our needs of a salary the first few years of planting Carolina Baptist Church. And now I am excited to see how He will provide for our family as we step out in faith again and follow Him.
“Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that might about to your account.” Philippians 4:17