Apr 05, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

As most of you know, my family has been spending a week here in Haiti at The Mission of Hope.  We have come over to serve and give of our time and supplies that so many of our generous friends donated.

This organization exists to bring life transformation to every man, woman and child in Haiti.   It was founded in 1998 and exists to serve not only the physical needs, but the spiritual need of the Haitian population.

The quality of education is vital in their effort to improve the economic structure of Haiti.  The School of Hope has approximately 2,500 students enrolled – Kindergarten through High School, and is very highly ranked based on governmental test scores.

Each child is also taught the gospel, as they strive to bring the word and hope of Jesus to the community.

The Hospital of Hope was established to meet the medical needs of the community; consisting of a fully operational outpatient clinic, mobile clinic, prosthetics lab, as well as a community health program.

In the near future, their hopes are to expand their facility so that they may further meet the medical needs in Haiti.

Unfortunately, malnutrition has proven to be a very serious problem, especially among children.  However, through partnerships with other organizations, The Mission of Hope is able to feed over 50,000 meals a day to children in schools and orphanages throughout Haiti.

The hospital is extremely proud of “3 Cords”, a small business initiative that started in 2010, after the devastating earthquake left many people without limbs and without jobs.

Haiti One is a ministry started by The Mission of Hope with the goal of uniting the missions throughout Haiti.  Its purpose is to bring a positive change to Haiti.

Their belief is that every child needs a quality education, a loving home, and an advocate for justice.

I want to close by saying this is one of the most humbling experiences of our lives and we feel truly blessed for this experience.

“Two are better than one…If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.  But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up…Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

 

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12