Beginning in mid-2018 Youth for Christ has been pioneering ministry in Haiti. There are approximately 11 million people who call Haiti home with 54% of the population under the age of 24.
Haiti is still recovering from the devastating earthquake in 2010 and over 90% of the population remains vulnerable to the inevitable natural disasters that plague the island. It is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and has about a 50% unemployment rate. Literacy rates are at about 55% and about 50% of children do not attend school.
Officially 54.7% of the population consider themselves Catholic and 28.5% Protestant. However, voodoo is often mixed in with Christianity. Haiti is plagued by corruption, gang violence, drug trafficking, and organized crime. There is a substantial need for evangelism and discipleship in Haiti.
Our Core focus is the evangelism & discipleship of primarily unchurched children & youth. We reach young people in a holistic way to help them grow spiritually, emotionally, mentally, & academically. The ministry models we will be using are sports ministry, school outreach clubs, and youth drop-in centers.