Preparing A Place Ministry began ministry in Haiti directly after the devastating and deadly earthquake that rocked the country in 2010. Since that time, Preparing A Place Ministries has helped with a variety of work in Haiti which includes establishing self-sustaining businesses through the use of micro-loans, launching a school, providing fresh drinking water through the use of filters, starting farms and teaching agriculture practices, church planting, and making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Starting new churches
Our primary focus in Haiti is preaching the Gospel, discipling new converts, and forming new churches among them. We follow the method taught by Jesus in the New Testament and rely heavily on prayer and the leading of the Holy Spirit. Our desire is to target rural areas where few churches exist so that many across Haiti would love Jesus and experience His salvation.
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EMPOWERING THROUGH EDUCATION
In 2011, Preparing A Place partnered with the local community to begin the first school of its kind in the rural community of Bas Fossé. The majority of the children had no access or opportunity to attend school or receive an education prior to its existence. Since its opening, it has had a regular attendance of over 100 students who are the first in their families to be able to read and write. There is a wonderful satisfaction in seeing children and grandchildren reading to their parents and grandparents, which wasn't possible before.
Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, yet many of the people desire to work hard, provide for their families, and give to the Lord's work. We know that God cares as much about people in the marketplace as He does in the church building, and thus we have started a number of businesses. These micro-enterprises help to alleviate poverty, care for physical needs, and finance the ministry from within the country. Some of the businesses include distilling essential oils, growing food crops, and a fleet of taxis that provide public transportation.