Haiti

In early 1804, Haiti became an

independent republic after French

forces withdrew from the western

third of Hispaniola. The country's

history is rife with struggle against

political, economic and natural

disaster.

On January 12, 2010, a powerful

earthquake devastated much of the

capital, Port au Prince, along with

surrounding areas.

 

In October of that same year, I had the privilege of being part of a team that traveled to the town of Mirebalais, roughly 55 KM north of the capital.

That first trip was the catalyst for a mission that continues today. Since 2010, I have traveled to Haiti often. I've worked side-by-side with Haitians on building construction, water filter distribution, elder care, feeding programs, children's prison and hospice visitations, and a variety of other community efforts.

During July 2017 we served in the small, mountain-top village of Marianie. Our current church (WHBC) has provided significant support for our mission teams and their service needs. We have also received support from friends, family, colleagues and others whose hearts are reaching out to the people of Haiti.

Sadly, Haiti is a nation of people that continue to experience turmoil. Recent setbacks include the assassination of their president, earthquakes and storms, civil and social unrest, rampant unemployment, shortages of food, water, and other necessities, and more, all underpinned by a global pandemic. Our teams have not been able to travel to Haiti the last few years, but we continue to support community-building efforts there, including the Jeremiah House, an orphanage for young boys.

I encourage you to read the selection of articles from past trips. Each one provides more than just a travelogue; anecdotes, experiences, observations, and heartfelt God moments abound! For more information and/or if you are interested in supporting the team in any way, please contact me so we can discuss your thoughts in more detail.

Click here to read more articles and discover that, often, the servers need the served more than the served need the servers.

Thank you very much (mèsi anpil) for your prayers and support.

MD

Looking northwest from Marianie, Haiti

Click the HAITI 2017 button to read about what God accomplished in Haiti this summer!