THE BELOVED NATION OF HAITI IS THE FIRST BLACK REPUBLIC IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. HAITI WAS FOUNDED BY A SUCCESSFUL SLAVE REBELLION IN 1804.
Haiti has also been labeled as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Though these words are true, they do not define the nation of Haiti. In the midst of Haiti's pain there is beauty; the beauty of people, her land, and her culture. While her beauty has been masked by pain of her past and the recent tragedies of Hurricane Matthew and the 2010 Earthquake. God is still rescuing, restoring, and transforming Haiti in the midst of her pain and suffering.
Ayiti Underground was founded on hearing the voice of Jesus calling a group of Haitians and Haitian-Americans to join Him and His mission in Haiti long-term. We know that God's heart is for the poor and the lost in Haiti, and we are compelled to respond.
Ayiti Underground exists to empower, mobilize and resource the Haitian community to discover their passion, confront injustice and attack it at its roots through Jesus Christ for the sake of His Kingdom in Haiti and beyond.
We are called and invite others into the journey of uprooting evil, building character, and continuing to plant hope in Jesus in the Haitian community.
Our approach is through community, education, empowerment, and church planting.
Every person matters to us, but our role as a movement is to help Haitians find communities and then empower and equip those communities. These we call initiatives or micro churches. We encourage every person to start or find a micro church where they can pursue deep relationships and engage the world around them with the good news of the Kingdom of God.
Ayiti Underground is a place of worship and empowerment for all kinds of micro church communities. We affirm each of them as a part of the mosaic of what God is doing in Haiti and around the world. We are eager to stir them up, equip them and inspire others to plant new initiatives and more micro churches.
Whether you are a Haitian or non-Haitian and seeking to develop your leadership abilities here in the states or interested in traveling to Haiti to empower the community there, you are invited to walk with us. You may not know exactly what your unique calling is but we want to help you find a place to pursue God, find his blueprint for your life, and take a glimpse at your destiny in him.
We are in this to rebuild our nation, Haiti (Ayiti Cherie). Not to build our name but to create an invisible underground network of empowered Haitian communities that will proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God and transform our Haiti. Everyone matters, everyone counts, and everyone belongs.