Haiti | Go-Net Volunteer
Janice Cotrone is a registered nurse and a lifelong Wesleyan from Virginia. She was saved at the age of nine. As a teenager, she traveled to Haiti twice. These trips forever impacted her life.
A graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), Janice served at the Wesleyan Hospital in Haiti for nearly 20 years. She worked directly with patients, caring for their healthcare needs. She also did hospital administration work and taught in the two-year nursing school at the hospital.
Janice received her master's degree in community health nursing from IWU in 1995. She then married Rev. Mitchell Cotrone, a Wesleyan missionary to Colombia. They served four years in Haiti with Global Partners and adopted three Haitian children while living there.
In 2001 the Cotrones returned to the United States and pastored Hope Wesleyan Church in Naples, Florida, where they pioneered Haitian and Hispanic Wesleyan congregations. After six years they retired in Mansfield, Missouri.
God has called Janice to return to Haiti to reopen and direct the Wesleyan Nursing School, which is closed. It will open in 2014 as a four-year program to train registered nurses.
Pray for Janice. She is completing a master’s in nursing education. She spends one week in Haiti every two months assisting with hospital administration. When school begins, she will be teaching nursing students one week each month. Her heart's desire is to prepare quality nurses, discipling them as lighthouses for Jesus to lead precious souls to the cross.