Haiti Mission Trips
Poverty ResolutionsArcahaie, Haiti
Bold Hope's ministry began in Haiti as Poverty Resolutions after the 2010 earthquake. In 2014, we purchased 3 acres of land in Arcahaie with the intention of creating a community center to house various ministries. The site has developed and the ministry has grown to include nearly 50 Poverty Resolutions staff who oversee and execute the daily operations of the ministry in order to fulfill the mission of serving people both physically and spiritually. In addition to paying the Poverty Resolutions staff, Bold Hope continues to fund all other aspects of our Haiti ministry as we have expanded internationally.
If you take a Christian mission trip to Haiti, you can witness the great advancements and hard work of Poverty Resolutions for yourself. You can even contribute to the work and connect, empower and transform the people around you. After a Bold Hope trip to Haiti, we HOPE you'll walk away with a new worldview.
Poverty Resolutions team members in Haiti are a group of men and women dedicated to bettering their communities. As a partner to them, Bold Hope helps financially and physically. Through the thoughtful donations of those who want to help, we work to relieve staffing issues and provide aid in small ways.
The Poverty Resolutions ministry has grown tremendously because of hard work. We show our gratitude by facilitating youth and group mission trips to Haiti to give our partner assistance in a variety of ways, from contributing to the school program and completing clinic hours to growing crops.
How we're serving in Haiti
The school located on the Poverty Resolutions site currently serves Pre-K through 4th grade, with the aim of adding a grade or two every year. The cost of attending school in Haiti prevents many children from being able to enroll. To help break the cycle of poverty, Poverty Resolutions strives to offer a quality education to all the youth in the community through their Child Development Program (funded by child sponsorship) at minimal cost to the family or with affordable fees for those not in the program.
Poverty Resolutions staff members felt called by God to start a church in order to meet the spiritual needs of their community. It started out in a tent but was quickly outgrown. That original tent was replaced by a circus-sized tent and in 2018 a permanent building was erected. This space is multifunctional for the community - used for Sunday morning services, midweek Bible studies, evening worship revivals, weddings, funerals and many other events. Pastor Samuel dreams of church planting and someday opening a Bible seminary as well.
Our clinic was officially opened to the community in 2018 after being built by a team of Haitians and Americans. It was initially used as a preschool for a short time. Now, it is a clinic the community can count on. Medical care in Haiti is often too expensive and not easily accessible for the average family. Our dream was to build a clinic within walking distance with reasonable costs so that community members could be treated when needed. Since opening, we have been able to treat patients, care for our sponsorship children and host medical teams.
Prior to 2018, our cooks were working in a space the size of a closet, preparing daily meals for staff and the children in our sponsorship program. A generous donor provided funds to build a space four times that size. From Monday to Friday, the kitchen is used to provide school breakfast and lunch for both our staff and all the kids enrolled in our sponsorship program. These meals change lives as they provide nutrition and energy for students to learn; employees to work; and the familial burden of one less meal to provide.
Soccer is the most popular sport in Haiti, so of course, it was important for our site to have a field. In 2018, a team donated and helped construct a basketball court that quickly became a community favorite as well (there are not many basketball courts in Haiti). Church and community tournaments bring players from various surrounding communities and lots of fans together for exciting games. Sports are an easy way to rally a community together.
About an acre of our 3-acre plot of land is dedicated to agricultural initiatives. A variety of fruits and vegetables may be found growing, depending on the season or available space in our shade cloth houses. As the program develops, we anticipate a crop surplus that will provide supplementary food for the lunch program and staff. We believe our agricultural efforts could benefit the community as well.
Built in less than a week, the mission house has been home to staff, children who needed temporary housing after a tough orphanage situation and missionaries. With plans to develop it into an even more functional facility complete with office space and computer lab, this is a central meeting place for staff and teams.
Haiti Hope Initiatives
Our HOPE initiatives are long-term projects and programs undertaken by our faithful Haitian partners with the aim of inspiring HOPE in their community. Bold Hope supports their vision by coming alongside the good work they are doing by providing financial support and short-term mission teams.
We demonstrate our support through our short-term mission trips to Haiti. By lending a physical hand to the staff, we can connect with them, empower them and support everyone in the community. Look into our trip overviews if you're interested in visiting and helping the Poverty Resolutions site in Haiti.
Why Work With Bold Hope?
Bold Hope provides ways for church groups, families and other organizations to support Third World countries. Through our partnerships with international churches, pastors and leaders, we provide ministry through missions trips to various locations. We serve many different countries, including some in South America, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
What We Provide
While many organizations can help plan a mission trip for your group, not all can provide comfortable accommodations. Our Haiti mission trips are unique because we take care of the planning. Our organization arranges comfortable accommodations for your group during your stay, typically in a hotel. We also ensure that groups have access to necessary amenities so both families and church groups can attend our mission trips.
You can count on Bold Hope to provide quality meals and assistance when your group needs it. We also offer transportation to and from the airport, trip insurance and translators. Plus, you can add features that Bold Hope takes care of, such as airfare, construction projects and group t-shirts. Our goal is to make your trip as easy and stress-free as possible so you can experience the radical transformation that comes from helping others.
Interested in a trip to Haiti?
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