News + Updates

It’s Commencement In More Ways Than One

It’s Commencement In More Ways Than One

“Pomp and Circumstance” filled the courtyard as our middle school graduates filed down the stairs for their graduation on September 15th. The day marked an important milestone for the Have Faith Haiti Bilingual School, as these graduates will be starting the first...

Summer Tribes (and Vibes)

Summer Tribes (and Vibes)

Despite a break for safety concerns, older kids at the Have Faith Haiti Mission enjoyed making new friends, and having new experiences at Camp Clos and Camp CTTPB. Thank you to the donors who made it possible: Cynthia D., Kathleen V., Pam G., Hannah J., Thomas M.,...

It’s Back-to-School Time

It’s Back-to-School Time

In the 1990s, Staples aired a popular commercial about a parent’s joy at back-to-school shopping, calling it the “most wonderful time of the year.” We know Christmas in December (and July), but it looks like for frenzied parents eager to get back to a regular school...

A Wall of Winners, the French Edition

A Wall of Winners, the French Edition

As is tradition, the annual English spelling bee is always followed by a French one. The Have Faith Haiti Mission School is an école bilinguale, or bilingual school. Sudents learn four hours of English and three hours of French every school day, with a curriculum...

An Update from the Mission Amid Haiti Protests

Late last week, protests erupted in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and in the northern city of Cap-Haitien, after the the government announced a price increase of 38 percent to 51 percent for gasoline, diesel and kerosene. U.S. State Department issued an alert...

5 Lessons from Our Haitian Garden

5 Lessons from Our Haitian Garden

“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” Those wise words from gardening expert Janet Kilburn Phillips are fitting as we are proud to share updates from our vegetable garden. Just look at beaming Widley and his recent spring harvest. The vegetable garden...

Jelly Bellies and Faithful Hearts

Jelly Bellies and Faithful Hearts

Easter is always a special time at the Have Faith Haiti Mission - and not just because of the new spring outfits generously donated by individual sponsors. It's a celebration of faith and renewal, of community and coming together. Let's start with a little fashion...

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

Due to safety concerns – and logistics – large group visits to the Have Faith Haiti Mission is a rare occurrence. But we were so glad to welcome a group of fifteen students from Springfield College, in Massachusetts, for an alternative spring break on a service trip...

Holiday Blessings

Holiday Blessings

The holiday isn't supposed to be about presents, but it would be a lie to not admit that there's something special watching children, who have learned to live without a lot, unwrap presents on Christmas morning. Unfettered, uninhibited joy. Woah! We couldn't have...