Haiti's Hope is a non-denominational, Christian organziation dedicated to meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in Haiti. Their mission is to provide the necessary tools to train and equip the people of Haiti by implementing projects and programs geared towards self-sustainability. With this mission, Haiti's Hope believes Haitians will be able to create a better future for their families and communities.
Because they are an organization that believes deeply in God's ability to bring about transformative change in the lives of ordinary people, we not only provide physical nourishment, but also opportunities for spiritual enhancement through the donation of Bibles and other materials.
Haiti's Hope also believes that when organizations work together toward one common goal, Haitians benefit. That's why they partner with other organizations that can help us achieve success in their self-sustainable projects in aquaculture, agriculture, animal husbandry, and education.
Come join us as we travel to the country of Haiti to paint, repair, and bring the love of Jesus to children in an orphanage. If you have a passport, don't miss this life changing journey.
Contact Pastor Jay by email.
Youth Mission to Hait, March 2011
The Broken Things
"Christ is building His kindgom with the broken things of earth" —LB Cowan
Once you get past the sleeping arrangements and this crazy notion of 22 people sharing one bathroom or, after driving in an open truck through dust and a road that time seemed to have forgotten, the initial shock of seeing barely-clothed barefooted children chasing that vehicle with outstretched hands you begin to realize that God is about to do something in you…that this mission trip you're on is not merely meant to impact their lives but that yours will be forever changed as well. That a sort of "spiritual re-adjustment" has just taken place without you even realizing it.
And as you enter this village and see the broken homes, broken lives and broken dreams of these beautiful people, you realize that maybe, just maybe, Christ is building His kingdom within you with the very broken things of earth you now see before you. Why? Precisely because you were there. Just think: you could've been anywhere…having worked so hard to finally see your spring break in the eyes of a people everyone seems to have forgotten or abandoned as hopeless. But you were there to bring that hope that is found only in Jesus Christ. You were there to give the things inside of you that might have been asleep.
And as the children began to sing: mambo sawa sawa, that Swahili song that means "things are getting better, the Lord is on the throne, things are getting better" perhaps you didn't realize that's what the children felt in their hearts. For one day, at least, things seemed to be getting better and you were the cause of it. You brought material things that they needed…but most importantly you brought your presence, your heart, your tears into a place not many people seem to care about. And because of that they were able to sing and dance with you…feeling that things were indeed better.
Yet the irony of it all is what we all discovered at the end: that we too, formed part of the broken things of this earth that God was using. Each one of us, in our own way, came with parts of us that were broken and needed mending. That this whole trip we kept thinking was for them was just as much for us. That we went to serve others while God served us through them. That what we saw in their eyes was a reflection of our own hopes and dreams; what our destiny might look like if we allow Him to build His kingdom through our own brokenness.Africa Venezuela