Haiti is located 600 miles off the coast of Florida and shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. It’s a country full of history, culture, beauty and great hardship. After winning it’s independence from France in 1804, Haiti became the first African Republic in the world and the first country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery. In the last 200 years, Haiti has been plagued by political corruption, greed and oppression. Today, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with over 75% of the population living under the poverty line and over 50% living in abject poverty.
Our Partnership – Haitian Christian Ministries
Eastview has partnered in Haiti with Haitian Christian Ministries (www.hcmin.org) for 25 years. Under the leadership of Pastor Manno LaGuerre, God has transformed the Pillatre Christian Church and the Pillatre community. Twenty five years ago, the Pillatre church began with 25 people meeting under a mango tree. Today, the church has grown to over 600 people with weekly bible study, prayer and fasting. A second HCM church plant is now growing in the neighboring community of Lory.
The ministry of HCM is driven by the growing Pillatre & Lory church, but it doesn’t end there. HCM has a nationally recognized, self-contained, school and medical clinic. This school has over 1100 students from pre-k through high school and the medical clinic sees hundreds of patients each week.
Eastview has been a part of this community transformation since 1985. Over the years, thousands of Eastview members have partnered alongside HCM in this journey. Our work isn’t done though as HCM has plans for future church plants in new locations in Northern Haiti. To learn more about this Global Partner visit www.hcmin.org.
Short Term Mission Trips
Each year Eastview sends 5 or 6 teams to Haiti to work alongside HCM. The following is a tentative annual schedule:
January – Men’s Construction
March – Sports Outreach & Men’s Conference
June – Medical Trip operating the Pillatre Medical Clinic
November – Women’s Conference & Child Sponsorship Photography
December – Imagine Haiti Team
Welcome Home Haiti
Welcome Home Haiti is a ministry created here at Eastview that supports the work of HCM and exists to provide the poorest families in the Pillatre and Lory Churches with safe and sanitary housing. This is an amazing opportunity for your small group to partner with a Haitian family on a journey that will change everyone’s lives. If you’ve been looking for a way for your small group to get more involved this is it.
You can make a huge difference in the life of a child through the Haitian Christian Ministries child sponsorship program. 100% of your donation goes directly to your child. Over 230 children are sponsored by members of Eastview Christian Church today! This is a great way to involve your whole family and one day visit your sponsored child. Visit www.hcmin.org or contact Donna McCall at email@example.com for more information.
GO Prayer Team
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 75% of the population living under the poverty line and over 50% in abject poverty. Many Haitians practice voodoo and/or local witchcraft. There is very real spiritual warfare taking place in Haiti. We need people willing to commit to stand in the gap and pray for HCM, Pastor Manno, the other HCM pastors and the Pillatre and Lory Churches and communities. If you’re willing to serve in this area please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual program where we partner with Haitian Christian Ministries to provide Christmas gifts to the 750+ kids at Pillatre.