The purpose of Mission for Haiti is to perpetuate the work and ministry in Haiti that was started by missionaries Oran and Arshaloos Bell in 1947. This purpose is being accomplished through the various ministries that concentrate on the training of national leaders to evangelize and disciple their own people.
Oran and Arshaloos Bell arrived in Haiti as missionaries in 1947, with Bob (age 4) and Sarah (age 2). Their passion was to bring the light and life of the Gospel message to those imprisoned and blinded by Satan. Their hearts were motivated by Isaiah 37:31, which speaks of building a remnant to "take root downward, and bear fruit upward."
For 32 years, the Bells were persistent in their evangelistic efforts through medical clinics, day schools, vacation Bible schools, discipleship training, and church-planting. God blessed His Word through the trained national leadership and hundreds upon hundreds were reached as rural churches and day schools were established throughout the surrounding communities and villages.
In 1996, God burdened Sarah and Tom Bennett (daughter and son-in-law of the Bells) to continue the ministry of their parents. They reorganized under the name of Mission for Haiti, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry governed by a board of directors. This ministry is totally volunteer-driven, allowing 100 percent of all donations to go directly into all parts of the ministry.
In 2006, Pastor Dieupie Chérubin of Hosanna Ministries invited Mission for Haiti to partner with them. Through this partnership, God has brought multiple spiritual blessings through the establishment of a Bible seminary, a Christian radio station, a Christian camp and conference center, and a church-planting ministry.
We praise God for the faith and vision that began many years ago with the Bells and continues to this day for the glory of God in Haiti.
Senior Pastor, Hosanna Baptist Church; Director of Hosanna Ministries; Professor and Academic Dean of Baptist Theological Seminary of Haiti; National Senator of the Southeast
Pastor Chérubin is a dedicated and committed servant of God with a passion for souls. His country’s spiritual darkness, partially brought about through a minimal standard of education, has fueled his growing desire for higher standards of education. God is using his zeal for souls and education to make a remarkable difference in the Southeast.
CFO of Hosanna Ministries
Mr. Laguerre holds an accounting/finance degree from the University of Notre Dame d’Haiti. In addition, he has completed studies in administrative management in France. With work experience in the nonprofit sector for over five years, God is using his skills to strengthen the organizational structure of the ministry.
Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church of Oban; Dean of Students, Baptist Theological Seminary of Haiti; Director of Camp Bossier by the Sea.
Pastor Cadet is a graduate of Evangelical Theological Seminary of Port-au-Prince and is pursuing a graduate degree in counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University extension in Port-au-Prince. Pastor Cadet adds stability and depth to the ministry and is a multi-talented leader.
In 1996 God burdened Sarah and Tom Bennett (daughter and son-in-law of the Bells) to continue the ministry of their parents. They reorganized under the name of Mission for Haiti, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry governed by a Board of Directors.
A copy of the most current years IRS Form 990 is available to anyone upon a formal request to Mission for Haiti, Inc.