Our goal 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.
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.
The community of Terrier Rouge, which is the primary village of the Sponsorship Program, is located near the northeast coast of Haiti, halfway between Haiti's second-largest city, Cap-Haitien, and the border of the Dominican Republic. Pastor Apollon Noël is a Haitian national pastor who has been ministering in Terrier Rouge, Haiti for over 50 years. His church, L'eglise Baptiste, has approximately 700 members and is very active in reaching out to the people in their community trying to be a light in a very dark place. One of their outreach ministries is the ministry of their school.
In January of 2003, before His Hands for Haiti was officially formed, 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 which has now grown to over 1,500 children in 11 different communities! For only $50.00 TWICE per school YEAR, you can send a child to school and help change their life.
100% of your sponsorship payment goes to the child in need and to the school, none of it goes toward the administrative expenses of this program. To learn more, please visit our Sponsorship page or contact us.