The Haiti Mission Project (HMP) began in the 1990s when a group of people from a church in Michigan felt called to make a difference in Haiti. A daughter of that congregation eventually moved to Minnesota and started telling people at her new church about her experiences in Haiti and the opportunities to help. A group of young adults from the church decided to spend a week in Haiti and the stories of their trip quickly led to more than just an annual church mission trip, and in 2007 a group of passionate and committed young adults began forming an official organization called Haiti Mission Project (HMP).
Based out of Minneapolis, the HMP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit run by five volunteer board members who represent a group of churches and individuals from Minnesota, Missouri, & New York who desire to love God and love others by focusing some of their efforts and attention on the needs of the people in Haiti.
Several new congregations and individuals have joined the Haiti Mission Project movement over the years, and we expect to continue raising more awareness in the future while continuing to share God’s hope and love in Haiti. If you are part of a congregation or group interested in learning more about how you can partner with the Haiti Mission Project, please contact us (email: haitimissionproject[at]gmail[dot]com). We’ve had team members join us from all over the states.
The HMP works with the local Christian church & ministry organizations in Port Au Prince, Haiti. We believe that working with the local church and local Jesus-following organizations in Haiti allows our short-term mission experiences to have a long-term effect. By working with Haitians & local missionaries, we are able to help them better serve the people and the community, since Haitians can then go to these ministries for their help instead of the short-term missionaries who are only there for a week at a time.
The Haiti Mission Project has been part of many projects: constructing a church from the ground up; restoring a Christian schools in the area; starting construction on a second church site; helping with the construction of a campus that includes an orphanage, health clinic and food storage building, rebuilding after the 2010 earthquake, and delivering hundreds of pounds of clothing, medicine, school supplies and food. In recent years, the HMP has been trusted to share thousands of dollars to help clean water during a Cholera outbreak and helping Heartline Ministries support women through and after their pregnancies through diaper bundles and nightgowns.