Haiti Partnership

At the 2010 Kansas East Annual Conference, a resolution establishing a partnership between the former Kansas East Conference and the Haiti District of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and Americas was adopted. This commitment was affirmed at the Great Plains Uniting Conference in August 2013.

The Haiti Task Force is working to develop ways to connect the local churches with outreach opportunities in Haiti. Members of the Haiti Task Force are available to speak at churches in the conference about the partnership and opportunities to participate. Some ways to be involved include sending a team or team members on trips to Haiti, connecting with a particular Haitian church for support, or raising funds for projects and assistance.

One of the biggest things the conference can do is help rebuild the New College Bird in Port-au-Prince. Not only was the school an important part of the educational infrastructure, but it also generated income for the Methodist Church in Haiti to use for ministry because the tuition more than paid for the cost of operating the school. That’s why this project is one of three specific projects listed in the covenant.

In addition, the conference committed to:

  • Cooperate in the repair and enhancement of the Methodist Guest House in Port-au-Prince
  • Cooperate in the building of a parsonage/manse on the island of La Gonave

Read the Haiti Covenant adopted at the 2010 Kansas East Annual Conference.

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) offered an update on Haiti's progress at two years.