We have a missions team going to Haiti. We would like to ask for your prayer and support for this team. We will be doing several fundraisers. For more information on how you can help please see Lee or Kristy Murphy.
More about Haiti:
Capital: Port-au-Prince; 1,961,000
Area: 27,750 square kilometers (10,714 square miles)
Language: French, Creole
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Voodoo
Life Expectancy: 51
GDP per Capita: U.S. $1,400
Literacy Percent: 53
Haiti, the first Caribbean state to achieve independence, occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola. Mountainous with a tropical climate, it is the poorest country in the Americas due to decades of violence and instability. There is a huge income gap between the Creole-speaking black majority and the French-speaking mulattos (mixed African and European descent). Mulattos, only 5 percent of the population, control most of the wealth. Haiti became the first black republic in 1804 after a successful slave revolt against the French. As Haiti celebrated 200 years of independence, a rebellion toppled the government in February 2004.
Industry: Sugar refining, flour milling, textiles, cement
Agriculture: Coffee, mangoes, sugarcane, rice; wood
Exports: Manufactures, coffee, oils, cocoa
—Text From National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition