In July of 2013, a group of people from Third Baptist Church in Marion, Illinois made its first mission trip to minister to the Haitian communities of Damien and Bigarade.
The trip's purpose was to put on a Bible school for the children in those communities. Over three years, the mission has grown to include a ministry to feed the children during one day of the Bible School as well as visitation and a small medical mission to members of the community.
From that group, several of the people came to the prayerful conclusion that the ministry to these communities need to be an ongoing ministry. That vision brought on the creation of Equipping Haiti. Equipping Haiti is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to providing volunteer and financial support to continue these ministries. Working with some of our friends in Haiti, Equipping Haiti intends to continue these outreaches as well as additional ministries as determined through the combined efforts of our board of directors, local volunteers and our friends in Haiti. We have targeted the summer of 2017 to send our first full mission team to Haiti.