History of HIM
Hosean International Ministries (HIM Haiti) began in 1984 by a Haitian national, Caleb Lucien with one purpose in mind: transform lives by showing the love of Christ through ministries that include education, life skills training, and economic growth. Today HIM operates with a staff off 150 people out of Pignon, Haiti with a stateside office in Little Rock, Arkansas. But it all started with one person, his passion and his desire to help his people.
Caleb grew up in Pignon, Haiti watching leaders of his community, including his own father, face one obstacle after another as they tried to meet the needs of their people.
Experiencing the challenges inherent in the developing world caused Caleb to “dream BIG!” He was privileged to be able to study in the U.S. earning three degrees from Washington Bible College and Dallas Theological Seminary. Caleb knew God had blessed him and he was convinced that God was calling him to return home to minister and help his community.
Caleb encountered many obstacles in the early 1980’s that threatened his plan to return to Haiti and live out his vision to help his people. But Caleb never gave up, and in 1984, he returned to Pignon, Haiti and founded Hosean International Ministries (HIM Haiti). The first project completed by HIM Haiti was the construction of Jerusalem Baptist Church which was founded by Caleb’s father in 1977.
Since then, God has provided for HIM Haiti to continue to reach out and empower people in Pignon, Haiti and neighboring communities. HIM Haiti has blazed the trail in education, life skills training, and economic growth through several projects. HIM Haiti brought many “firsts” to Pignon including the first retreat center in 1992, first secondary school in 1993, and the first electrical co-op providing power for the first time ever in 2005. And that was just the beginning. Find out how you can become involved in the many projects and ministries HIM Haiti is working on today. Click here to get involved.
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