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The Heart of Our Mission

The Heart of Our Mission

The heart of our mission is spiritual training. More than just Bible studies, we bring experiences that transform. In the heart of Camp Hope, a transformative journey unfolds for our students, igniting a passion for studying the Bible and discovering the teachings of...

Why Your Giving Matters

Why Your Giving Matters

Although we are still rejoicing over God's faithfulness and your continued support in 2023 (see completed projects below), we are eager to tackle what's ahead in 2024! There are some big projects on the horizon: upgrading a number of classrooms in HFHC schools,...

Orphan Care: Providing a safe, loving and happy environment

Orphan Care: Providing a safe, loving and happy environment

Hope for Haiti’s Children began caring for child orphans in 1998 at the Cazeau Christian Orphanage in partnership with local Christian leaders. Our amazing house-parents and support staff at Cazeau Christian Orphanage lovingly care for the poorest of the poor, those...

Accepting the Challenge

Accepting the Challenge

Webster defines a challenge as 1) “a demanding situation,” and 2) “a call to engage in a contest or fight.” As we consider the present situation of our brothers and sisters in Haiti, the concept of a challenge cannot be understated or minimized. As they deal with...

My Mission: How I Can Help

My Mission: How I Can Help

Become a sponsor - Your ongoing gift can change a life. HFHC Child Education Sponsorship ($36/month) provides tuition, books, and uniforms for the poorest of children - giving them a chance for a brighter future. Apply for a gift-match from your employer - Double your...

How does sponsorship make a difference?

How does sponsorship make a difference?

From its earliest days in 1995, Hope for Haiti's Children has functioned chiefly as a child sponsorship organization and has, to date, provided sponsorships for over 10,000 Haitian children. We ensure that a child in Haiti is connected with a sponsoring partner in the...

Camp Hope 2023

Camp Hope 2023

Over two hundred teens recently attended Camp Hope, where they reconnected with friends, participated in Bible classes, learned memory verses, engaged in games and activities, heard Gospel messages, and ate nutritious meals and snacks together. Although the original...

VBS and Summer Lunch Program

VBS and Summer Lunch Program

This summer, Haitian children in ten communities participated in lunch programs and VBS events that nourished them both physically and spiritually. Thanks to generous donations from HFHC supporters like you, our amazing Haitian team of local ministers, school...

Gift Match Update

Gift Match Update

HFHC's Project Hope: Gift Match Campaign is in full swing! Through the end of 2023, all donations made to Project Hope will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500,000, which will make a million-dollar impact. Already this year, a number of significant projects have...

Sweet Summer Time

Sweet Summer Time

Summer is a busy season at HFHC! The school year ends in June, older students will study for July's annual examinations, many sponsored teens will attend Camp Hope sessions, and HFHC's summer lunch programs and VBS events will be held in several locations throughout...

Together We Can Do So Much

Together We Can Do So Much

Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Brent, Celia, Victor, and Matilda Lightsey are making an impact on Haitian lives. Brent and Celia Lightsey began sponsoring a child about 14 years ago. They learned about Hope for Haiti’s...

How Can You Pray for Haiti?

How Can You Pray for Haiti?

It’s no secret that Haiti is in crisis. Gang violence, a dysfunctional government, overwhelming inflation, and hunger are part of Haiti’s everyday reality. It’s heartbreaking to read story after story reporting more bad news. However, despite the challenges, we...

Haiti’s Heroes

Haiti’s Heroes

When the United Nations announced that Haiti was the most dangerous country in the world a few months ago, I sat down at my desk feeling despair. With gang wars, kidnappings, murder, and starvation being reported daily, we feared these challenges were getting closer...

Skills Training Prepares Students for Bright Futures

Skills Training Prepares Students for Bright Futures

Hope for Haiti's Children offers unique learning opportunities to students who are growing up in our orphanage. The PACES program (Promising Adult Continued Education Sponsorship) ensures that young people have access to real-world training in a variety of marketable...

Still Moving Mountains

Still Moving Mountains

Would the children receive their Christmas Joy Box this year? The odds were SO stacked against a carefully planned outcome, that it could be deemed a “Christmas Miracle” if it happened. I must admit, I had all but surrendered in defeat. For 14 years, Hope for Haiti’s...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Do you agree? Most of us love this season. We appreciate the joy and happiness of the holidays. But in Haiti, even during “the most wonderful time of the year,” life is still full of despair and struggle, not joy. Currently,...

Project Hope Construction Efforts Nearing Completion

Project Hope Construction Efforts Nearing Completion

Project Hope is our 10-year plan to strengthen the programs and services provided to all our sponsored children. Educationally, we want to improve learning opportunities for our children by building individual, brightly lit classrooms for each grade in every school...

From Despair to Hope

From Despair to Hope

Sometimes it takes encountering despair to appreciate hope. I learned this lesson on my first trip to Haiti (2006). The trip’s initial hours were a shock to my system. After landing, my group successfully bounced through the pinball machine that is the Port-au-Prince...

Hope Abounds at Camp Hope

Hope Abounds at Camp Hope

Camp Hope 2022 was the highlight of the summer for over two hundred HFHC-sponsored teens! HFHC’s Haiti staff, led by Johnny Laine Evenson (Camp Hope Director) and Roolite Religieux (Camp Hope Spiritual Director), conducted camp this year at Thomazeau and at Cazeau in...

Jeantyrard Elmera: My Friend, Ministry Partner and Hero

Jeantyrard Elmera: My Friend, Ministry Partner and Hero

Jeantyrard Elmera was my dear friend, my ministry partner for the past 27 years, and a hero of mine with the greatest faith in God that I have ever witnessed. Jesus told his followers in Mark 11:23 “I tell you the truth, if someone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up...

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