HAITI | WISH Representative and Mission Team Host

Job Title:  WISH Representative & Mission Team Host

Length of Service:  2 or more years

Ministry Vision / Purpose: West Indies Self Help (WISH) is a ministry on the Island of LaGonave, Haiti. This ministry serves the community in many different ways, but primarily by providing the primary water source for the town of Anse-a-Galet ( a town of over 40,000 people). WISH operates an ice plant that provides blocks of ice for locals to use as refrigeration. They are in the process of installing a solar system to power the ice plant and compound. Their Resource Center and Youth Center are used for a wide variety of activities and events. WISH's mission statement is: "By Christ's love, partnering with Haitians to build a sustainable community." (Visit the WISH website at www.haitiwish.org.)

General Description:  An individual or family is needed to live on the compound to oversee daily activities, as well as host visitors and work teams; oversee two Haitian supervisors; be the Board's in-country representative; and look after the grounds. 

Requirements:
  • Willingness to acquire the Haitian Creole language.
  • Willingness to learn to live in, work in, and understand the Haitian culture.
  • Some knowledge (or willingness and ability to learn) about solar system is preferred.
  • Any mechanical skills would be helpful but are not required.
  • Additional requirements related to this ministry role can be given upon request.
Field Background:  Haiti is a country of over 9 million people and is widely considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The country has been evangelized over the past 100 years and most of the evangelism taking place now is done through the established Haitian churches. Even with the presence of evangelical churches there is still a large percent of the people who practice voodoo. 

The Haiti Wesleyan Mission is transitioning into more of a supporting role with the Haitian Wesleyan Church. We are working hard to invest in, encourage, and train Haitian leaders who will rise up to lead their country forward in Kingdom work. The mission's ministries include: an agricultural development station (Delice), a ministry center for mission teams and the National Church (Ortlip Ministry Center), the La Gonave Wesleyan Hospital, the Haiti School of Nursing, and the La Gonave Station that hosts mission teams and provides support to the School of Nursing and the hospital. Global Partners missionaries also work with West Indies Self Help (WISH) to maintain the only water supply to the entire town of 50,000, to operate a new desalinization plant in town, too assist with small business development and more.