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The Sweetness of God

By Kendra Slagter | Categories: VBS

Two years ago I came to Haiti for the first time. My team served in the village of Minoterie for the week, where I instantly fell in love with a little boy named Schneider who was 11 years old at the time. The whole week we would work and play together. Whenever he saw our cantor driving into the village, he would come running after it with his huge smile! I never... Read More



By Kerry Smelser |

Lespwa.  It means hope.  Hope in a place where logically there does not exist a reason for it.  A place that is imprinted with the creative beauty of God, but has been painted with the harsh brush of unbelievable poverty.  Recently, I struggled with the harshness of that paintbrush.  I was interviewing a group of the graduates and made the mistake of... Read More


Living in Tension

By Amanda Johnson |

Anger is not an emotion I feel very often. Actually, it’s very, VERY rare that I feel anger.But this morning? I feel angry.It’s not a “mad” kind of anger. It’s a “broken” kind of anger. It’s a “frustrated” kind of anger. An “I don’t get this” kind of anger.We’ve lived in... Read More


The Hidden Blessings of Sponsorship

By Loretta Leffin | Categories: Child Sponsorship

The Leffin family has been honored to sponsor Josephat Noel/Wicky the past 7 years.  We met Wicky at Mission of Hope when we went to Haiti on a family mission trip and Wicky was our translator for the week.  We were so impressed by his love for God, his love for Haiti, and his infectious personality and spirit.  Later that year my husband, John was attending a golf event... Read More


Not Me, Lord!

By Erik Lofgren | Categories: Mission Trips

What does Bible translation in the South Pacific have to do with Mission of Hope Haiti (MOH) you might ask? Serving in Haiti through MOH and seeing how God is using MOH to reach every man, woman and child in Haiti for Christ was integral to myself, my wife Terry, and our three children joining in full-time ministry with Wycliffe Bible Translators on the aviation team In Papua, New Guinea.... Read More


My Love Haiti Relationship

By Holly Hilderbrand | Categories: Orphanage

Angelie’s smile is contagious, and joy radiates from her, which is why she is such a familiar face on social media! Holly Hilderbrand, her Village of Hope sponsor, is passionate about Haiti and sponsoring Angelie! She shares her story below…“My ‘Love Haiti Relationship’ began the moment I stepped on the plane over 2 years... Read More


Ears to Hear

By Rachel Durban | Categories: Church of Hope

I’ve been living in Haiti about 18 months now & I’m getting better at Creole, but I’m certainly nowhere near fluent. So many of my Creole conversations include hand gestures, me asking them to speak slower, a few English words thrown in, & lots of laughter.In Haitian church services, it is very rare that I actually understand a... Read More

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