About Haiti


 

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The Republic of Haiti has a population of over 10 million people and is the size of the state of Maryland.  The official languages are both Haitian Creole and French, with French mainly spoken in schools. Haiti is in the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. This small, tropical country is west of the Dominican Republic and is south of the island of Cuba.

The Haitian people have struggled for years.  Historically, they have struggled against the French for their independence, which they gained in 1803.  Politically, they have struggled as they implemented a new constitution and elected more than a dozen governments.  Religiously, they have struggled against the chains of Voodoo.

Today, Haiti ranks 163 out of 188 countries on the United Nations’ Human Development Index (an evaluation of life expectancy, education, and per capita income).

Many missionaries have been making a difference for Christ in Haiti. We add our voices to theirs. We spread the message of love, hope, and forgiveness of our Lord over the mountains to reach the unreached for His glory.

Join us as we work to bring the Hope and Light of Christ to this nation which we love.