If you know Sonlight, you probably know Roger and Norma Alexander. The list of their titles here was extensive: chief visionary, head chef, teacher, preacher, hostess, repairman, Mammy, Papaw, founders, leader, nurse, pharmacist, accountant, mom, and dad. And this just scratches the surface! Roger and Norma served the Haitian people in Port-de-Paix for thirty-five years. They watched babies be born and then graduate high school; lived through the 90's embargoes and the 2012 earthquake; raised their two youngest children there and assisted countless Haitians and American missionaries as they raise theirs.
Roger and Norma moved to Haiti in 1983 with their two youngest children, Amber and Cara, and Roger was working to train lay church leaders in Haitian churches. The Alexanders soon realized that training leaders meant starting much younger and decided in 1986 to start a school. Sonlight Academy was started right in the Alexanders' living room, which it quickly outgrew!
As the school grew and students and their families were coming to know Christ, Sonlight Church and Sonlight Bible College were both started as well. Roger and Norma retired in May 2018 and currently live in the states. They have lived a rich and humble life, and it doesn't take more than a cup of coffee with them to get the stories to start pouring out! Their faithfulness to stick with God's plan even when they are uncertain of the outcome has been and continues to be an inspiration to all those who know them.