Bold Hope Timeline
Learn about the history of our organization.
Haiti is devastated by a 7.0M earthquake killing 230,000 people and displacing over 1 million. Prior to 2010, Haiti was the poorest country in the Americas; the earthquake makes a bad situation much worse. People are without food and clean drinking water and are living in tents.
Haiti feels like a natural fit as a place we can be most effective in developing a sustainable and lasting impact. Haiti’s close geographical proximity to the U.S. also makes it easy and affordable to take trips, ship supplies, and successfully pursue other efforts.
$1 poverty video - We go to Haiti to learn what it means to live in poverty, seeking to understand before jumping in to serve. Poverty Resolutions is established as a response to what we learned and experienced.
We partner with locals and other organizations north of Port-au-Prince; we listen and learn. Our work includes:
Our work included:
- Orphan care
- Sustainable farming initiatives
- Small business ventures - business training, accounting classes, microfinance loans
- Working with local school on various educational initiatives
Our mission is to combat spiritual, economical, and familial poverty by providing hope to the people of Haiti. Through community engagement, sustainability, and kingdom preparation we strive to resolve all forms of poverty and make a lasting impact on those we serve.
Poverty Resolutions purchases 3 acres of land in Bois Neuf, Arcahaie - an hour north of the capital Port-au-Prince. The vision is to use this land for the community.
We begin hiring staff members to oversee all programs and initiatives. The Child Development Program is born out of a desire to keep families together and support the local community. The program is based on a sponsorship model which provides financial sustainability to the program. Our CDP sees remarkable growth thanks to our ever-increasing network of child sponsors. The mission house is constructed in a week with the help of a team and the field is cleared for soccer space.
Our site continues to grow.
2015 - Agricultural initiatives and church begin. Two wells are dug for community access to water.
2016 - The medical clinic is built and temporarily used as preschool classrooms.
2017 - The school is built and opens for preschool-kindergarten
Our clinic opens to the public with a full-time nurse and part-time doctor on staff. A basketball court and church building are constructed and, thanks to a generous donor, a new kitchen is built. We have a staff of approximately 50 Haitians who oversee and run all programs.
Growing political tensions in Haiti due to gas price increases and government corruption send the country into lockdown. Our teams are unable to visit and our Haitian staff work hard to keep our programs up and running.
International expansion has always been a long-term hope and dream. The inability to host teams in Haiti opens a door to begin further developing relationships with our connections around the world. Haiti has always held a very special place in our hearts, but we feel strongly about fulfilling the Great Commission:
Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.(Matthew 28:19-20)
We begin supporting sponsorship programs in Nepal and India.
We want to see the gospel reach everyone. Astonishingly, 42% of the world’s population has not heard the good news of salvation. As tensions continue in Haiti and travel is restricted, we have groups of people who still want to serve. Our new partners around the world host our mission teams in Belize, Mexico, and Jamaica and relationships continue to deepen. We are excited about the opportunities international expansion provides: working with an increased number of local churches and organizations, as well as missionaries, who do the amazing work of pouring into their communities day in and day out.
In the midst of so much change, our mission remains the same. We want a name that is more focused on the HOPE of the gospel. Our name is changed from Poverty Resolutions to Bold Hope.
Three missionaries move to Haiti to serve there full-time. Their term is cut short due to the increasing political unrest that poses a physical threat to outsiders.
COVID-19 changes our plans once again. Our teams plan to return to Belize, Mexico, and Jamaica and we are adding trips to the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, India, and Jordan. International travel is restricted, so we switch gears from sending teams to sending more support with a $38.5K matching campaign. Our international partners are committed to their communities long-term and we are committed to supporting them.
Our missionaries shift their focus, committing to living and serving in the Dominican Republic. They specifically serve in Haitian communities called bateyes, which are often places of extreme poverty and need.
Another family joins our team of missionaries in the Dominican Republic. We have two full-time staff in Belize and they are soon joined by a missionary family. We identify our primary partners and service locations in each of these countries.
Our programs in Haiti continue to serve children, families, and the entire community. The Bold Hope Professional school provides training for community members in several disciplines such as driving, computers, sewing, and English.
Mission trips resume to Belize, the DR, Costa Rica, Zimbabwe, Mexico, and Guyana.
We support child sponsorship in 8 countries.