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.
Just as summer arrived, it seems it is gone…or most of it. Some of the schools in Haiti went through the third week of June and now they are already preparing to open for the new school year.
We want to introduce you to one of the students in our system. Mya is a girl some of you will remember or know. We met Mya a little over 14 years ago, when she was just three or four days old. She was one of two girls born to a Mother who died shortly after giving birth. The other girl died at six weeks old. The woman who is pictured brought Mya to our clinic, and said she would care for her but would need some help.
Our oldest son Joe, was the youth pastor at a church in Macon, Missouri, and they began giving a monthly offering for her. When he moved to Wentzville, the youth there started helping her and continue giving each month. To say youth groups have made a difference in her life is very much an understatement. We have no idea what would have happened to her if not for them helping.
The ministry has provided for her health care but the youth groups have supplied everything else, including, one time, paying their rent for a year ($300).
Mya is a beautiful 14-year-old girl, born just weeks before two of our granddaughters, so her birth date is very easy to remember, Each time we see her, we think of them and can’t wait for next summer when they will meet.
You too have helped Mya in your giving to the schools, feeding program, vitamins, or general giving. It has all helped children like Mya and now Kimberly (pictured with them) and countless others to grow into healthy young men and women. We and they can never thank you enough for all you do.
Serving HIM together,
Steve and Terry