“The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:11
The Beginning. It was a God defining moment. An American missionary, Brent Baird,and a seasoned Haitian pastor, Pierrot Avenant, along with their wives met together to seek God’s continued will for their life purpose. Already close friends, Brent and Pastor Avenant would emerge from that meeting as an inseparable team yoked togther in kingdom service. Their “visions of hope” would become known as New Hope Missions International, Inc.
“A Dark Shadow.” Documented in history, a satanic shadow of black magic and voodoo had been cast across the land of Haiti over two hundred years ago. To obtain their freedom from France and the crazed emperor, Napoleon, the Haitians made a deal with the devil. “Give us our freedom. We will give you our land.” Deeded to Satan, the country won its freedom but lost its aesthetic beauty and soul.
“Beachheads of Faith.” Realizing that his people were dying and passing into eternity without a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, Pastor Pierrot asked God for a spirit of repentance, restoration, revival, and renewal to flood the hearts and souls of his countrymen. “Beachheads of Faith” were established in satanic dominated territory.
- Location: Limonade. Community of 50,000 people. Church/school established: 1990.
- Location: Biley. Voodoo-ridden town, home of witch doctors. Church/school established: 1991.
- Location: Milot. Urban village. Beginning as child evangelism outreach. Church/school: 1993.
- Location: Bas Aviation. Inner city poverty stricken area. Church/school established: 2005.
- Location: Barriere Battant. Outstation facility that was viewed by the Haitians as being under a “voodoo curse.”* Church established: 2010.
“The Rest of the Story“. In October 2011, American Christians and Haitian believers labored alongside one another to complete the construction of the church building at Barriere Battant. The village people who said, “There will never be a church here. God has forsaken this place and its people,” now say, “This is God’s miracle church.”
Mission Partnership. Throughout 20 plus years, the ministry has been sustained by the faithful prayers and sacrificial donations of God’s people. Partnering together in the harvest fields of Haiti, together we have experienced His miraculous hand of blessing and divine favor.
A Scriptural Blessing. “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness.” 2 Corinthians 9: 8, 10