Area: 27,400 sq km
Western third of the island of Hispaniola; shared with the Dominican Republic.
Population: 10,188,175 Annual Growth: 1.60%
Official language: French (10% speak it). Common languages Haitian Creole, English and Spanish increasingly used as a second language Languages: 2 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Missions plays a valuable supportive role to the national Church. Upheavals and violence have forced most missionaries out of the country at one time or another; many never return. Pray for these servants of the Lord, for their testimony and service, and that they may contribute to the maturing of the Haitian Church. The larger missions are: CCCI, OMS, CW, MAF, YWAM.
a) Bibles and Christian literature are in short supply; there is a clear need for more Scripture and discipleship material. The Creole Bible has a significant impact on the understanding and application of Gods Word. The Bible Society, the Bible League and others distribute what they can. Pray also for effective literacy programmes to be maintained.
b) Christian radio is possibly the most effective tool for reaching and discipling Haitians. A high proportion of the population listens to Radio Lumières five stations in the south and centre Evangelical Baptist Church of South Haiti (WT) and 4VEH (OMS) in the north. TWR and others broadcast over 2,000 hours weekly. Radio 4VEH also streams over the Internet, reaching the Haitian diaspora. Vandalism against radio towers and relays is a real challenge.
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