Haiti

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— Donna K., PA

The letters we get from Christian Aid keep us informed of the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you so much.

— Charles and Susana C., KY

Thank God for the good work you are doing.

— David E., NY

I praise God for the GREAT and MARVELOUS work He is doing through your ministries to our Brethren.

— DonnElise K.

Thank you for the letters included with our receipts. They help me understand your work. They remind me to pray for you….because you are missionaries too.

— Janet H., MT

Praise God for your ministry! Many others need to do missions this way.

— Sonja K., ME

Praying for each of you every day!

— Kenneth S., FL

God bless everyone involved in Christian Aid.

— Sheila B., CA

As we welcomed a new granddaughter recently, our hearts also ached for these children born as refugees. May this gift, however small, alleviate some hungry cries. We continue to pray for peace.

— Ron and Natalie T., MD

About Haiti

Haiti occupies the western portion of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Its location in the Caribbean makes it highly susceptible to hurricanes and earthquakes. With some 10 million inhabitants crowded into less than 11,000 square miles, the country is one of the most densely populated in the region.

Beleaguered by chronic poverty, violence, and natural disasters, Haiti is also considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The catastrophic January 2010 earthquake, which took the lives of an estimated 230,000 people and rendered 1.5 million homeless, devastated what little economic infrastructure that did exist. Some 75 percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day, and two-thirds are under-employed or unemployed. Rebuilding efforts continue, although the work will require billions of dollars and take many years to complete.

Following a slave revolt against the French in 1804, Haiti became the first black republic in the world. However, the new nation had to pay a high price for its freedom with steep reparations to France. European powers and the United States refused diplomatic relations during Haiti´s early years of development. Since then the country has suffered a troubled history of dictatorships and military coups. The current president was voted into office in 2011 in a general election.

Although most Haitians identify themselves as Christian, spiritism and witchcraft practices are widespread in the culture. The Roman Catholic church has traditionally been the state church. Protestant denominations continue to experience a steady growth, with evangelicals making up about 16 percent of the country´s population.

Recent Prayerline Posts

HAITI. Hundreds of thousands of people live in harsh and unhealthy conditions in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which, after arriving on Oct. 5, left most Haitians in hard-hit areas without shelter. How can you help? For $1,100, a family can have a small shelter of wood covered with a sheet metal roof. And just $5 provides a piece of sheet metal ...

HAITI. Seemingly overwhelming, insurmountable circumstances wipe out whole countries. But God is bigger. The Master Architect rebuilds using his might, power, wisdom and glory.

“Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain” (Psalm 127:1).

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