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 results from Terry’s last appointment were not what we wanted to hear. The cancer is back, and she had a bone marrow biopsy December 21 which confirmed that. January 3rd and 5th she will have MRI’s done to see if it is in any area of her body yet. After that the chemo treatments will begin and then another stem cell transplant. In addition to this, she has had pneumonia for well over a week and is slowing getting better.
There are some good points this time. We know it was seen as soon as it appeared in blood tests. Stem cells are already waiting since they took enough for two transplants, so she won’t have to go through that again. We know one of the reasons she was in so much pain the last time, so they can avoid that medication, and the fact that we know what is coming next. That doesn’t make it any easier on Terry but at least we know what the next step will be.
But, not lost in this is the fact we are moving into a new year and with that comes new possibilities, not just here but in Haiti as well. So, when you pray make sure your prayers include our friends in Haiti, each other, our country, and for Terry’s treatment and health.
Thank you for all you did in 2017, what you have done in years past, and what we can do together in 2018.
We love you. Happy New Year!
Steve and Terry