Haiti

Pastor Navarre is HPM's director in Haiti.
Pastor Navarre is HPM’s director in Haiti.

Haiti is a land of beautiful mountains and sparkling streams. Haiti claims to be the only nation established by a slave rebellion. They have had a tumultuous history and today are known as the poorest country in the western hemisphere.

For decades, Haiti has received more attention from mission and aid organizations than most other nations. Irresponsible giving has created an “aid industry” in Haiti and has corrupted government and ministry programs.

Yet the poverty is real. The effects of malnutrition are visible, and it’s a place where a child may ask you to buy him a drink of water.

Pastor Ifrene is assistant director.
Pastor Ifrene is assistant director.

In such a scene of need, what does God call the church to do? We believe that the gospel changes life, not only spiritually, but economically; therefore, the gospel is the most comprehensive answer to all human problems.

We believe that the local church has the potential to change a community.

We believe that economic change must be locally sustained; otherwise, people are left more dependent than before.

Sis. Phito Registre is director of the women's ministry.
Sis. Phito Registre is director of the women’s ministry.

We promote gospel preaching, local church centrality, and sustainable economic change.

HPM has churches and schools spread over much of the country of Haiti, including the island of La Gonave.

Judith Civil is Director of Children's Ministries
Judith Civil is Director of Children’s Ministries

Almost all of the mission churches and schools are completely self-supporting. The mission system of support is not routine payment of expenses, but projects that build and establish local churches. The goal is to help in a way that makes a local church stronger instead of weaker.

Forms of help include finishing church construction, making business investments, and sponsoring training.