Bringing change in Haiti

22 Mar, 2012 | Haiti
Debbie Meroff
Three people from a US team in Haiti with children at an orphanage.
OM Caribbean has 20 staff members working with 17 local volunteers in 13 Caribbean countries. In the two years since Haiti’s devastating earthquake, many teams (10 in 2011) were sent to bring practical and spiritual aid. Through their efforts nine orphanages are now self-sustaining, five self-help groups were started to provide funding for small businesses and to teach basic skills, and several hundred pastors and leaders have been trained and mentored. A total of 419 people have indicated decisions to follow Jesus in the past year, over a quarter of them through “JESUS” film screenings. A chief voodoo priest is among the converts and a church has now been planted in his area with 20 believers; over 100 people are in attendance on an average Sunday.

This 24-31 March, OM will participate in the Palau Association’s "Fun in the Son," a now annual campaign in the Caribbean region that will be held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for the first time. Seven hundred local churches are collaborating with the Palau team to bring encouragement and hope. Before the festival, mission teams from the U.S. will staff medical clinics, conduct eye glass clinics, and perform evangelistic outreaches to schools, orphanages, tent cities and more.

Please pray for the ongoing ministry in Haiti, and that the thousands who attend the Port-au-Prince event will be drawn to the Saviour.

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