Hershey Free Church is part of a Haiti consortium, comprised of Haitian Leaders, American churches, and ReachGlobal (the missions arm of the Evangelical Free Church of America). The consortium’s vision is to see an indigenous, disciple-making and multiplying church within walking distance of every Haitian.
Ongoing relationships provide an incredible catalyst for ministry. Hershey Free has been involved in ministry in Haiti since 2012. Our primary partnership relationship has been with STEP Seminary in Port-au-Prince, whose vision is to prepare leaders who will transform Haitian society.
In 2016, we had the opportunity to send 7 Global Ministry Teams to STEP that worked to build 3 homes for families in need, to teach courses for students in the area of missions, to pray, and to work with the faculty to better equip them as disciple-makers. One team provided medical care for 50-60 people per day during a countrywide medical strike. Another team engaged with 158 kids in STEP’s surrounding community. Our teams have worked alongside of STEP students and faculty to deepen relationships with these dear brothers and sisters in Christ. We are convinced that ministry flows out of relationships.
Additionally, we’ve continued to work with ReachGlobal through GlobalFingerprints Child Sponsorship in Haiti. We sent a team to provide medical care for sponsored children in GlobalFingerprints, and another team visited with ReachGlobal to pray and to become acquainted with various ministry efforts. We’ve also continued our involvement in the Haiti Consortium to help equip and mobilize leaders in the Haitian church.
In 2017, we have 6 Global Ministry Team Haiti trips planned. There will be medical teams, construction teams, children’s ministry teams, and family teams. Do you feel a calling to be part of our ongoing relationship in Haiti?