HAITI, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is in a constant state of economic and political upheaval. The need is overwhelming and although millions of dollars have been poured into the country, few positive and lasting changes have occurred. Many ministries have attempted and failed to establish a long-term ministry presence in Haiti. In such an apparently hopeless situation, the Jacksonville Baptist Association wants to be wise in how we minister in Haiti.
We are deeply committed to:
In 1998, the Jacksonville Baptist Association established JBA Haiti and launched the Cabaret Baptist Children’s Home outside the city of Cabaret. From the beginning, our intent has been to develop ministries that will enable Haitian children and adults to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and through Him, change the country of Haiti. Since 1998, we have opened an orphanage housing 53 children, an academy consisting of a school for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade, and English classes and a trade school for adults in the community. Our ministry also includes a church that not only gathers to worship but goes out to minister in the community to those in need.