Haitian Missionaries to Other French Nations
The vision is to send 20 Haitian missionaries to a number of other French-speaking countries by 2020. They would serve for a period of two to four years. Haitians, by their color, their gifting in language (speak Creole, French, and often English or Spanish), their culture, and even their poverty, have a remarkable way to associate with and minister to the people in these other nations. Some of the receiving countries could be, but are not restricted to, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Congo, Ivory Coast, Martinique, France, etc.
Their mission would be to evangelize and equip the believers for the purpose of church planting/multiplication and seeing The Wesleyan Church developed. This is to follow Jesus’ great commandment found in Matthew 28 – Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).
The apostle Paul echoes Jesus’ commandment when he says: “I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel that I may share in its blessings” (1 Corinthians 9:22-23).
This fund will help the missionaries with their immunization, visas, travel insurance, and airfare. It will also provide some of the materials they need to teach believers as well as some project money. The missionaries will be responsible to fundraise for living expenses on the field. This can be done through the Haitian national church and among friends.