Bob and Marcia Vermaire
Bob Vermaire, a family practice physician from Muskegon, Michigan, spent two months at the La Gonave Wesleyan Hospital in Haiti during his fourth year of medical school. Marcia, an RN, first went to Haiti with the Wesleyan Gospel Corps in 1982 where she spent five and a half months at the La Gonave hospital. Throughout the following years, they have taken several short-term mission trips to various locations in Haiti, including another three and a half months on La Gonave in 1991.
The Vermaires feel that God has called them to missions whether they are in Michigan or in Haiti. However, in September 2013, while attending the dedication ceremony of the new La Gonave Wesleyan Hospital in Haiti, they clearly heard God calling their names as ministry needs were described and discussed. In December 2013 Global Partners appointed Bob and Marcia to serve for two years as GO-Net missionaries to Haiti on the island of La Gonave. Bob and Marcia want to be the hands and feet of Jesus wherever they are. It is their desire to encourage, facilitate, and support the work of the Haitian Wesleyan Church and the La Gonave Wesleyan Hospital and its medical staff in their mission to glorify Christ and to provide excellent health care to the Haitian people.I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong—that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith (Romans 1:11-12 NIV).
Message from Bob and Marcia