We are a child sponsorship program that pairs sponsors, people like you, with needy children in Haiti. When a child is sponsored for $10 per month through His Hands for Haiti they receive:
His Hands for Haiti works alongside our Haitian partner, Pastor Apollon Noël, who has been ministering in Terrier Rouge, Haiti for over 60 years. His church, L'eglise Baptiste de Terrier Rouge, is very active in reaching out to the people in their community trying to be a light in a very dark place. Pastor Noël has also sent us out to help a multitude of other pastors all around Northeastern Haiti. All of them have schools as part of their outreach ministries which they use to help educate the children and show them the love of Jesus. His Hands for Haiti gives them further opportunity to do this. This is all done to fulfill our goal as a ministry, which is:
"to support and encourage the work of our brothers and sisters in Christ in the country of Haiti and to support the ministries of their churches, giving special emphasis to helping with the ministries of their schools. We strive to demonstrate the love of Christ through works of service to these churches as well as to other Christian missions and missionaries in the country of Haiti as we have opportunity – to be God’s “hands and feet” and His servants to His children in Haiti."
100% of your sponsorship payment goes toward meeting these needs of the children in the schools - none of it goes toward the administrative expenses of this program here in the United States.
Why Haiti? Why should we help?
"If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself." James 2:15-17
Only 700 miles off the coast of Florida, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the third hungriest country in the world. 80% of the population lives below the level of absolute poverty. One out of 8 children will not live to see their 5th birthday. Malnutrition strikes 3 out of 4 children. Malnutrition, respiratory infection and diarrhea are the leading causes of childhood death. Less than half of the population has access to health care. There are 3,970 babies born infected with the HIV virus each year, over 11 each day. The average life expectancy is age 50. Recent statistics put the unemployment rate at 70%, and over half of the population is illiterate.
In January of 2003 Pastor Noël gave us a list with the names of 57 children who needed financial assistance to be able to attend the school run by L'eglise Baptiste de Terrier Rouge. This was the start of the His Hands for Haiti Child Sponsorship Program. Today we continue to work alongside Pastor Noël and the pastors in the other communities he has sent us to as a way to enhance these ministries by providing the pastors with financial support to increase their opportunities to share the love of Jesus with the children in their communities. For only $10.00 per month you can send a child to school and help change their life.
To learn more, please visit our Sponsorship page or contact us.