People of all ages and faiths go to Haiti to answer Christ’s call to “go and make disciples” to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give shelter to the homeless, heal the sick, and care for the widows and nurture children. People also come to Haiti to build cross-cultural relationships while offering their time, talents, energy and financial resources to the people of Haiti.
Those that come to Haiti receive; lives are changed radically to the point where they are spiritually chalenged to change their communities, state, US and world for Jesus Christ!
Has a population of around 9 million individuals.
•80% lives on less than $2 per day
•50% lives on less than $1 per day
•500,000 children are orphans
•300,000 children are slaves
•1 in 5 children die before age 5
•Voodoo dominates their society
Haiti is the western third of an island in the West Indies, located about 600 miles off the coast of Florida. The eastern two thirds of the island is the Dominica Republic.
The languages of Haiti are French and Haitian Creole.
Haitian culture is the result of the fusing of African, French, West Indian and American cultures. The Haitian people use art and music to tell the stories of the struggles, their joys and their great sorrows.