The Mission of Bread to the Nations is to build up and support the Church and Family in Haiti. We are a group of Christ followers, serving in Haiti as a ministry of The Regeneration Center, a nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, MN.
Ministry Roots: Bread to the Nations was founded in 2012 and born out of a relationship that started in late 2010. It was then when we first heard of Pastor Louis Firmin as a man of God with unwavering faith, a “Spiritual Giant of Haiti”. We learned how his family’s home became unlivable following the earthquake, how he and his wife took on a life-long responsibility to raise 14 orphaned children in addition to their 6 children, and how he had planted and built a church in one of the poorest communities in Haiti. We went to see him in January of 2012 to verify first hand that he was indeed a man of God, and yes there was a family of 22 living in shacks behind their unlivable home, and yes he was living by faith and they were struggling to stay afloat as reported. God was clearly at work in Haiti and working through Pastor Firmin and his story and we were compelled to join Him in those relationships and be the Church.
Some principles we have learned and follow to ensure that our good intentions result in sustainable and favorable outcomes, include the following:
- Look for and ask for God’s presence in our relationships
- Work through the Church in Haiti
- Encourage Haitian ownership and leadership in all ongoing activities
- All U.S. involvement is on a volunteer basis
- Trust our Haitian friends to manage resources and regularly verify the mission is being fulfilled
Bread to the Nations is based in Alexandria, MN and Carrefour, Haiti.