Joy in Haiti Is a 501(c)3 Charitable organization that supports several ministries in the impoverished nation of Haiti.
In 2009 a small team of volunteers, led by Cindy Keagy and Leslie Holdegraver, followed Pastor Jean Prenor Brisenault on a vision to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the local community, growing a church and starting a small school connected to the church.
This was the beginning of the 501(c)3 organization JOY IN HAITI. In late 2011, it was clear to Pastor Brisenault that opening a safe home for young girls had been laid on his heart, and his wife Joseline was in agreement. They opened an orphanage, giving it the name "House of Joy" in the hopes it would be a place of joy for young girls in need to live. A board of 10 members oversees the functioning of this growing organization in its support of House of Joy, New Christian Church of Tabarre, and the associated Christian School of Tabarre. The mission of Joy in Haiti is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in Haiti, as well as to help meet the physical needs of those living in poverty. Joy in Haiti works with followers of Jesus who live in Haiti and are sharing their faith with those around them.