Haiti Facts:

  • Founded: 1697

  • Population: 10.98 million (2017)

  • Capital: Port-au-Prince

  • Currency: Haitian Gourde

  • Exchange Rate

    • $1 USD  =  $74 HTG

  • Official Languages

    • French

    • Haitian Creole

  • Ethnic groups

    • 95% Afro-Haitian

    • 5% Mulatto and European

  • Religion:

    • 54.7% Catholic

    • 28.5% Protestant (Baptist 15.4%, Pentecostal 7.9%, Seventh-day Adventist 3%, Methodist 1.5%, other 0.7%)

    • Haitian Vodou is a syncretic religion practiced chiefly in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. Practitioners are called "vodouists" or "servants of the spirits".

    • Minority religions in Haiti include Islam, Bahá'í Faith, Judaism, and Buddhism.

  • Government:

    • Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

  • Legislature: Parliament

    • Upper House: Senate

    • Lower House: Chamber of Deputies

  • Independence from France:

    • Haitian Revolution (1791–1804)

 

 

Click Here for a complete history of Haiti.

 

Motto: 

"Liberté, égalité, fraternité" (French)
"Libète, Egalite, Fratènite"  (Haitian Creole)
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"

Photo Credit  - The City of Cap-Haitien, Northern Haiti

Ministry Story:

 

“I know the Bible calls them ‘hungry,’ ‘thirsty,’ ‘a stranger,’ and so on, but who really are the least of these?” she asked. “Are they just people living in poverty?” What a great question! Certainly, it would be easy to read Jesus’ parable of the sheep and the goats in Matthew 25:31-46 at only face value and honestly, isn’t that what often happens with scripture that becomes so familiar to us over time? We can take it for granted because the text is plain and direct in what God’s asking us to do. But what happens when we look at that same scripture through the lens of our world today? While the hungry, thirsty, sick, the stranger, and the imprisoned are relevant, the scripture breaths insight into modern context. The single mother struggling to get by, the immigrant seeking asylum from violence or persecution, the socially awkward teen feeling alone — these are the least of these as well. God calls us to care for them too. Our areas of ministry our economic development and discipleship, and we recognize that those two go hand-in-hand. There’s no economic development without discipleship. God’s call is to come alongside people and live life with them, through the ups and downs, through the laughter and tears. God’s call is intentional — to build relationships and show His love on a personal level. And that’s what we’ll be doing in Haiti.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT &  DISCIPLESHIP

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