OMS missionary Kate Zlotnicki is a retired public school teacher from Pennsylvania, serving the Lord in Haiti as a teacher of missionary children and other English-speaking students at Cowman International School. After visiting Haiti on two short-term mission trips in 2002 and 2003, she sensed God calling her to return to teach full time, and she returned to Haiti in September, 2003, to teach at Cowman. She finds teaching the small, multi-grade level classes at Cowman to be an invigorating challenge and a great joy. She enjoys working closely with the children and seeing them develop and mature in their faith.
For the last two years, she has also taught English as a second language to young adults in the community four afternoons a week, using materials that feature Scripture as the basis of reading. She is encouraged to be planting seeds of God’s truth and trusts the Holy Spirit to bring a harvest in His time.
On Sundays, she attends a local Haitian church, and she has enjoyed developing relationships there. She is involved with the children’s church, teaching the Bible story one Sunday a month.
Kate has three grown sons in the U.S. and six grandchildren. She delights in visiting her family each summer when she returns to the States for a few weeks during the school vacation. The rest of the year, she feels blessed and privileged to be serving in Haiti.