Elmbrook Strategic Partnership - Mission of Hope Haiti
Mission of Hope Haiti began in March of 2000 with the goal to positively impact the lives of Haiti’s population spiritually, physical and emotionally. They work through the local church to minister to those in need. Mission of Hope, along with their generous friends and partners, provide a high-quality, Christ-centered education to 6,000 students on two campuses. They feed the hungry, assist orphans, create sustainable and temporary employment opportunities and provide healthcare to remote regions of their country. Following the earthquake in 2010, they established a small business initiative called “Three Cords” to provide employment for the many people left disabled and without employment.
How is Elmbrook partnering with Mission of Hope?
Elmbrook Church Minister at Large, Mel Lawrenz, has traveled to Haiti several times a year since 2014 to train local pastors, providing theology classes for those unable to afford formal training. Kenol Bernard, a pastor at Mission of Hope was a guest at Elmbrook’s International Center in 2015. Ministers at Large, Stuart and Jill Briscoe have met with and encouraged the Mission of Hope staff. Our Thanksgiving service offering helped to replace food stores used after the recent hurricane this fall. One of our college students will intern with Mission of Hope for 12 weeks over the summer working with children and teen girls who are aging out of the orphanage. Elmbrook will partner with Mission of Hope by sending four short term teams over the next six months.