Susquehanna and Upper New York Conferences
The United Methodist Church
THE HAITI PARTNERSHIP SERVING IN FAITH
Haiti has long been known for its extreme poverty, and has a sad history of exploitation by outsiders and by fellow Haitians. But there is great beauty in Haiti - both in the land and in the people. Being so close to the United States, Haiti has also been a very popular site for people of faith who want to be Volunteers in Mission (VIM). In any given year, as many as 100 United Methodist teams from across the country travel to Haiti.
Those who have traveled on any of these trips have been inspired by the Haitian people who work out of hope and faith rather than out of despair in the midst of their severe poverty.
Great things have been accomplished in recent years in our current projects. Many lives have been touched. There are more than 120 students active in a school where there was just a field of scrub brush in 2004. We have made great strides working with EMH VIM in furthering earthquake and hurricane recovery and relief, and in community development. Our mission is alive and growing! We pray that God will continue to use us as vessels for extending God's love to those in great need.
You are encouraged to pray for the people of Haiti and our mission with them.