Eighty percent of Haitians live under the poverty line and 54% live in abject poverty. The average per capita income in Haiti is $1,228.00 a year, compared to $49,965.00 in the United States.
Only 53% of Haitians can read and write.
80% of Haitians are Roman Catholic, 16% are Protestant, and 4% are other.
50% Voodoo is often practiced alongside Christianity
Only about 10% of all Haitian children enrolled in elementary school go on to a high school.
The life expectancy for Haiti is low: 50 years for men and 53 years for women Families who live in the country spend almost 60% of their income on food. The poorest groups spend more than 70%
Eighty percent of schools in Haiti are private, and religious groups run many of them. The remaining 20% are state-run. Students learn their lessons in both French and Creole
Haiti Game Plan
Your mission to Haiti will began by traveling to Miami, Florida and meeting Dr. Jones and the Lifeline International Team on the day your trip is designated to begin (You will be responsible to get your team to Miami by designated day). The Mission Trip officially begins upon arrival at the Porta-au-Prince Airport.
You will then check into your hotel Porta-au-Prince where you will stay for four nights. During these few days you will experience Haiti, minister the Gospel in various ways, crusades, ministering in churches, feeding hundreds of hungry people with physical food and the Gospel, connect with MCT Bible College students and loving on the orphans at House of Mercy.
The founder of Lifeline Ministries in 1968, Don E. Jones, the father of Dr. Don G. Jones always said, "it's hard to hear the Gospel when your stomach is growling so loudly from hunger pains." He often said, "I share Jesus in a glass of milk."
You will also see historical sites and experience shopping in Port-au-Prince.
If you choose to go on a trip with Lifeline Ministries, you will experience the following (must be at least 14 years of age; anyone 18 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian):
- Opportunities to minister the Gospel in evening services in various churches in Haiti
- Participate in worship with local congregations
- Opportunities to serve food and express love to orphans at House of Mercy in Port-au-Prince
- Opportunities to teach and share the word to MCT Bible College students
- Prep food packs to give away to those in need in various churches
- Times of seeing sites and experiencing the Haitian Culture
- Shopping in the Haitian Markets
-Will receive 30 credit hours towards an earned degree in Associate or Bachelor degree Theology of Missions
What should I bring?
- Bible & Journal
- crackers, snacks, etc
- hand sanitizer
- wash cloths (loofa)
- comfortable shoes
- books, electronics, etc.
- extra monies for souveniers
- personal medical kit (bandages, prescriptions, etc)
-Note: Hotels provide internet access!