Welcome to Haitian Island Ministries
Welcome to the official website for Haitian Island Ministries — a ministry that has been reaching out to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere since 1994. Most people in Haiti live on less than $1 a day. There is no welfare or public assistance available. About 80% of the population lives in abject poverty and 70% of the adult population cannot read or write.
Haitian Island Ministries (H.I.M.) gives its full undivided attention and resources to Haiti in an effort to bring peace and the Word of God to the people.
What is Our Purpose?
Haitian Island Ministries operates medical programs, feeding programs, and also builds schoolsand churches in some of the most remote areas of Haiti. The medical programs provide free vitamins, medicines, and medical care for hundreds of thousands of Haitians. The feeding programs provide a simple daily meal for thousands of Haitian children from several villages each month. H.I.M.’s five schools provide key primary education to Haitian children to equip them with the tools they need to improve their lives.
How You Can Help
Haitian Island Ministries has structured a sponsorship program that pays for Haitian children to attend school tuition-free. Sponsoring a Haitian family relieves them from the significant financial burden of paying school tuition. Every penny of your sponsorship goes toward paying for teachers’ salaries and school supplies. By helping Haitian children stay in school, you have the opportunity to change the future of Haiti, one child at a time.
The ministry certainly has a lot to be thankful for this year; All its programs have been funded because of your giving, and those who benefit from it are thankful as well: those who attend one of the schools, those children who eat at one of the feeding programs, or those who attend one of the churches. We are sure, without being told, everyone in Haiti is thankful that none of the big storms hit them this year. Storms yes, but nothing like we have seen here or in other places that are still trying to recover from them.
Of course, Haiti doesn’t observe Thanksgiving but they know we and other countries do. So those who know about it celebrate the holiday to a point, although nothing as we do. It’s somewhat like Christmas — it is a day they celebrate the birth of Jesus, without all the presents, but obviously the food.
We are thankful for all our friends in Haiti and two of those are shown in the pictures — Beaubrun and Prophet. Both men have been friends of ours for over twenty years.
Beaubrun is someone many of you know or have heard about. He has been through many things with us, and pretty much runs everything there now.
You may not know Prophet. He operates the school just on the outside of Port Au Prince near the river shown in one of the recent pictures we sent. His school is the one we combined with Joe’s school. Over 200 children attend his school.
And then we are very thankful for all your prayers for Terry. We feel that one of the reasons her treatments have gone so well is our prayer base and support. Both of us feel very blessed for your doing those things and for the notes you send.
Thank you for everything you have done for our friends in Haiti this year, and all the things you do for us.
Steve and Terry