Missions to Haiti

Crestwood Missions to Haiti

Crestwood has been involved in missions in Haiti since 1985. The work began with a relationship with the HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL in Leogane. Our first mission trip to Haiti took place in 1989 and was a joint medical and construction group. Since that time Crestwood has worked to support Holy Cross Hospital with monetary support and medical teams that have worked at the hospital and through the hospital in villages doing rural clinics. In addition to the direct financial support from the Crestwood Congregation given to the hospital to support its work, hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical supplies and medicines have been delivered to the hospital over the years. Due to changes in leadership and focus at the hospital, Crestwood has decided not to continue financial support at this time.

HAITI FUND, INC. (HFI) which has funded and coordinated the work known as CODEP (Comprehensive Development Project) has been our second mission effort in Haiti. Each mission team to Haiti has had a "construction" team that worked on projects in the mountains of Cormier region building churches, cisterns, and fish ponds. The work of CODEP is development in nature helping the peasants of the mounts of Haiti to gain an economy, become educated, learn agriculture and hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Missionaries Mike and Nicole Carlin oversee this work and it is our privilege and joy to work with them and support their efforts in any way we can. The construction teams are based and housed at the CODEP Guest House facility at L'Acul about 25 miles from Leogane. Go to www.HaitiFundInc.org and you can view many photos of the work. You can also read about Crestwood's most recent visit in the March Newsletter.

Our third area of involvement in Haiti is with Pastor Leon Dorleans in Port-au-Prince. Actually Leon's church is located in Cite Soliel, the poorest section of Port-au-Prince. Leon has a church of almost 3000 worshippers on Sunday morning and a school that is thriving. You can learn more about this ministry at www.HaitiOutreachMinistries.org.

Haiti has been a deep and long term commitment for Crestwood. Hundreds of thousands of dollars and great personal investment have gone forth in this small country seeking to be faithful to the call of Jesus Christ to go into all the world. It has been a joy and we have seen the fruit of our labors.


By Day

Please see the displays at each campus for needed items. Mission trip February 18-25
Remember our mission partners and support mission work in Haiti with this calendar
report from Rob Weingartner of the Outreach Foundation and Luc Aristhene, pastor of Blanchard church in Haiti