Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and is in desperate need of economic improvement. The lack of market activity has led to tremendous unemployment, food scarcity and poor education. The nation is still recovering from the massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake with an epicenter about 15 km southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince, that hit in 2010. The earthquake was assessed as the worst in this region over the last 200 years; massive international assistance was and is required to help the country recover. Aside, from the physical and economic needs of this culture, they are also spiritually destitute.
On March 19th 2016 my friend, Lisa Moody and I, will travel to Haiti with a Christian organization called ‘Mission of Hope’. We will join other missionaries upon our arrival with the purpose to serve the local people in the church and throughout the community – and to share the love of Jesus Christ through word and deed.
Our week on campus will consist of Strategic Village Time days and Church Advancement Project days. Strategic Village Time (SVT) will allow us to build meaningful relationships with the Haitian people, train families in water and food safety and gather significant demographic information with GPS coordinates of the homes we visit. Church Advancement Projects are specific projects that contribute to the physical needs of the village. Lisa also has a special gift of American Sign Language and will be sharing the Gospel in the Deaf community. The local language in Creole French so there will be a translator with each group as we work through the community.
We are really looking forward to being the hands and feet of Jesus in this desperate land. Please keep the people of Haiti and all the missionaries in your prayers for safety, a productive trip and most importantly for lives to be changed through the love of our Saviour!
For more information or to offer financial support to aid with medicine, supplies and program costs, please visit the fundraising page here: http://myevent.com/mohpippy
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40