Providence UMC has a thirty year history of ministry in Haiti. In 1979, Bill and Alice White, members of Providence, donated a boat to the United Methodist Committee on Relief for use in Haiti. After sailing the boat to Port-au-Prince and returning home, the Whites were so struck by the dire poverty and suffering of the Haitian people that they became determined to make a difference for their Haitian brothers and sisters in Christ. Through the years many ministries have grown out of this initial experience.
Today, medical, surgical, and dental teams from all over the United States travel to the Tovar and Latannarie Clinics quarterly each year. Professional Haitian medical professionals now share the responsibility for medical care at these clinics. How critical is this clinic? Approximately 3,000 patients a week are treated for hypertension, cholera, malaria, AIDS, typhoid, diabetes, staph infections, tooth extractions, pregnancies, and intestinal worms.
For a more in-depth presentation of this mission, please visit The Haiti Mission website.
Also see: "The Real Miracle: United Methodist Missions at Work" by Rev. Harvey Dickson, Providence House Publishers, 2000.
We are honored and grateful to partner with the following organizations who support our Haitian friends:
Bank of America
Collinswood Academy French Club
Community Health Access International
First UMC of Stanley, NC
General Board of Global Ministries
Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti
Hands for Haiti
Hendrick Motorsports Aviation
Meds and Foods for Kids, Mamba Factory
Mothering Across Continents
New Hope for Haiti
North Wilkesboro UMC
River of Life in Bryson City, NC
Solidarity School in Tremesse
Stop Hunger Now
The Robert Ford School at Grison-Garde
The Women of Tovar, DonDon, Camp Louise, and Bahon
United Methodist Committee on Relief
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission
United Methodist Western North Carolina Conference
University of North Carolina at Charlotte