What does ‘Global Vision Citadelle Ministries’ mean?
Global Vision Citadelle Ministries it is more than a name, it is our purpose statement.
Global Vision: We have a vision to impact not just one aspect of people’s lives, but the whole person.
Citadelle: The Citadelle is an iconic fortress in the mountains of northern Haiti. It stands as a symbol of hope and freedom to the Haitian people. We refer to the that symbol as we point to the cross of Christ – the symbol that can bring true freedom to the Haitian people.
Ministries: We don’t restrict ourselves to any particular type of project, we’re her to minister to the people of Haiti, whatever they may need.
What is our mission?
We are on a mission to bring the hope and light of Christ into the darkest places of Haiti.
We spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through training and supporting churches across the countryside of Haiti (Acts 20:28), live the great commandment by providing the communities with the basic needs of life (Matthew 22:36-40) and train up the next generation of Christ followers as we educate and raise children in our schools and orphanage (Proverbs 22:6).
Haiti is a country that has been enslaved by evil for centuries. We are called to follow the example of Jesus as he proclaimed Isaiah 61 over his ministry – to bring good news to the poor, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;
What makes us different?
We use the local church as the base for our ministry. The local church is the framework that all of our programs are built around.
We are an overwhelmingly Haitian run and led organization. 97% of our staff are Haitian – our staff are not only the means to minister to others, we are ministering to them.
We believe in getting buy-in from the people we serve. Many of the people we help pay a little for the services we provide – we give a hand out when we have to, but we would much rather give a hand up.
We focus on rural Haiti, away from the capital and coastal cities – we work with the poorest of the poor.
We share what we have with as many people as we can. We would rather provide a little bit of hope to 10,000 people than to help a handful of people a lot.