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All articles in category Haiti

November 2012

Serving Haiti

Serving Haiti With the lowest standard of living in the Western Hemisphere, 80 per cent of Haiti’s 8 million people languish in poverty. Two-thirds of the population are unemployed. Haitians suffer from chronic malnutrition, poor health and untreated medical conditions. Some 120,000 are living with HIV/AIDS.    Haiti was rededicated to voodoo during the bicentennial…

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Missionary Spotlight God’s Word in Haiti
September 2010

Missionary Spotlight God’s Word in Haiti

God's Word in Haiti After visiting Haiti in November 2009 and February 2001, I returned in June 2010 to see how best to help gospel preachers and the literature outreach of Europresse (French EP) there after the earthquake.I found Port-au-Prince dramatically changed. Everywhere there were collapsed buildings and rubble, much of which probably still contain…

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January 2004

Missionary Spotlight-Haiti’s forgotten nightmare

Haiti has the dubious distinction of being the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. According to a UN report, it is the third hungriest nation, after Afghanistan and Somalia.Three out of five Haitians are illiterate and 2.5 million of its 8 million people are jammed into the capital city of Port-au-Prince - where they…

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January 2004

Missionary Spotlight-Facts

Area: Covering the western third of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, Haiti measures 10,695 square miles. Environment: The climate varies from tropical to semiarid, where mountains give shelter from the trade winds. Haiti can experience severe tropical storms between June and October. Its terrain is rough and mountainous (Chaine de la Selle 2,680 metres), but…

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January 2004

Missionary Spotlight-Preaching in Haiti

Previously a missionary in Ivory Coast, Ken Wimer ministers in Shreveport, Louisiana (www. shreveg race.org). He trains Haitian preachers using Europresse (French EP) study courses; and annually runs a sovereign grace preachers' conference in Haiti. This is his account of the 2003 visit. Ten days, three countries, and four languages (English, Spanish, French and Creole)!…

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Visit to Haiti
September 2001

Visit to Haiti

The travel 'advisory' on Haiti from the US State Department is enough to put fear into any tourist: 'Haiti continues to experience civil and political unrest. Protests and demonstrations, which can turn violent at any time, occur periodically throughout the country... There are no 'safe areas' in Haiti. Crime, already a problem, is growing'.If…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Haiti
August 1998

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Haiti

Haiti has been much in the news in recent years, but not for the best of reasons. It has, for many years, experienced severe political instability following the overthrow of the Duvalier dynasty. At the moment the country is experiencing relative tranquillity, thanks to UN and American troops who occupy strategic points throughout the…

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August 1998

Haiti – the facts

 Area: 10,700 square miles.Environment: western part of island of Hispaniola; two-thirds mountainous. Tropical climate, although cooler in the mountains.Population: 7.1 million. 90% are Afro-Caribbean descendants of black African slaves; nearly 10% are mulattos (French and African descent). Language and culture: French (official language); Haitian Creole. 33% are literate. The indigenous culture has a mixture…

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