Serve One is dedicated to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and improving the quality of life for those living in poverty through medical services, educational programs, and job training.
Arold and Britney Charles met in Haiti while working for a Christian organization in the mountains above Petionville. They enjoyed ministering together to resource-poor Haitians in the realms of education, healthcare, and spiritual development. When they married in 2011, they believed they would always live and be in full time ministry in Haiti. However, as is often the case, the Lord had different plans.
In June 2013, Arold and Britney moved with their infant son to Indiana, where they both joined the general workforce. It was a strange transition from doing full time ministry in Haiti to living in the US, but they continued to pray that God would lead them back to Haiti in His time. Then in 2016, Arold’s father became ill and had a difficult time finding adequate healthcare. After his father’s health struggles and eventual passing in 2017, Arold and Britney knew it was time to act on the vision God had given them to bring health care to the rural mountain villages of Haiti.
In early 2018, Arold traveled to Haiti to lay the groundwork for a medical team to travel there later in the year. He was invited to visit a village on the road out of Fort Jacques called Okade. The people welcomed him and shared the difficulties of their daily life, naming access to medical care, a source of income, and education for their children as their top needs. In October of that year, Arold led a small team to Haiti that served the village of Okade, and several others, through a mobile medical clinic. Arold came back from that trip galvanized to launch the dream God had given him to start an organization that would serve the community of Okade and others like it. And so, Serve One started.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Serve One gathered for the first time in April 2019 to set things in motion. They laid out the mission to spread the gospel of Jesus and improve the quality of life for those living in poverty through medical services, educational programs, and job training. The focus for our first phase of ministry will be medical services, specifically mobile medical clinics in rural and remote areas where people regularly die from easily treatable illnesses like diarrhea and respiratory infections.
Board of Directors
- Alison Jimenez, teacher
- Sharon Myers, nurse, Secretary
- Doyle Yeager, MD, Vice President
- Arold Charles, Board member
- Britney Charles, President
- Jake Shipe, Pastor, Treasurer
Medical group getting ready for the the next day’s clinic.
Medicine collected for the clinic.
View of the mountainside in Nouvelle-Touraine.