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Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere with intense desperation and overwhelming hopelessness. It is our belief that the future of the Haitian people depends upon the love of Christ and the power of education. Hope in the Light Ministry is a non-denominational, non-profit ministry that works in the mountains above Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince. We offer education, joy, hope, and the love of Christ to all those who draw near.
We believe God loves us, and provided His son, Jesus - who was fully God and fully human - to live a sinless life, to die on the cross, and rise from the dead, so that we may have eternal life.
We are a Christ centered ministry, and we seek to live our faith by sharing who Jesus is and by offering the power of His love.
Our mission is to spread the Word of God and the love of Christ by providing spiritual, educational, and medical assistance to the Haitian people.
Our vision is for all the people of Haiti to be won to the Lord, the children of Haiti to know the power and joy of education, and for the the families we serve to acquire personal and economic development.
Haiti and Hope in the light
Haiti is located in the Caribbean on the western third of the island of Hispaniola. It was once the prize of France’s colonial empire. In 1804 Haiti staged history’s only successful slave rebellion and gained its’ independence when it defeated Napoleon forces, thus making it the oldest Black republic in the world.
Ninety-five percent of Haiti's 8.3 million people are descendents of African slaves brought to the New World. It is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and among the poorest in the world. The per capita annual income is $350, and 75 percent of the people live below the poverty level set by the World Bank. About 70 percent are illiterate, and only one in four children attend school. Most of the population are subsistence farmers, farming the steep hillsides on small plots of land. Unemployment runs about 66 percent, and those that work earn less than $5 a day.
HOPE IN THE LIGHT
Hope in the Light was started through the love and devotion of Lance and Mona Ware. Mona was born in Haiti, not far from our ministry center. She has lived through the struggles of extreme poverty and devastating health difficulties. She knows what it is to seek after education and maintain her Christian faith in a nation steeped in voodoo.
Lance lived in Haiti when young and returned after college. He immediately met Mona, and a year later, they were married. While many dream about cars and houses and fancy jobs, they began dreaming about all that God would do through them in this tiny island nation where the children have huge smiles, deep brown eyes, and hungry tummies. Haiti.
Though God has led them down a twisting path, at each turn, the organization finds itself meeting more needs, holding more hands, feeding more tummies, offering more hope.