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INITIATIVES


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INITIATIVES



Ayiti Underground is a fellowship of initiatives and micro churches. We believe in small church. That is, we believe people make up the church. Not buildings or budgets, or even leaders. When believers work together in sincere WORSHIP and genuine COMMUNITY to accomplish a part of the MISSION of God, they are the church.  Worship, community, and mission are our ecclesial minimums.  

We encourage biblical appointed leadership, sacramental worship, the pursuit of the gifts of the Spirit, and giving, but these are desired and not required to be considered a micro church. We believe that these churches also need the larger network, leadership and resources of a city wide church to strengthen, empower and help direct the micro church expression. We gather for worship, training, and as leadership primarily to strengthen and supply the micro churches in their labor to obey Jesus and proclaim the good news of the Kingdom to their mission field. We believe the larger church expression exists to serve the smaller and not the other way around. 


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Wòch Vivan


Wòch Vivan



Wòch Vivan is our weekly gathering where we come together for worship, community, and to learn the word of God. We try to live out Acts 2 in a practical way. We are a small community of believers and non-believers sharing the same space where we can put our differences aside to seek the truth from the Bible and be led by the Holy Spirit. We believe in creating space where everyone can share about their week and needs. We spend time praying for each other and encourage everyone to pray throughout the week. Sharing a meal is essential as we share lives with each other.  

The ordinance of baptism and communion with each other is central to who we are and what we do. We believe that each time we gather we should share in remembering the body and blood of Jesus Christ that was broken and shed for us. We strive to live an obedient life, a life that glorifies God.


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Mayiti


Mayiti



MAyiti is a young Haitian girls mentorship program that exist to create space for our girls to know Jesus, their identity as a young Haitian woman, and opportunities for them to excel in their education. 

We currently have 24 Haitian girls, 5 mentors and 2 volunteers serving in our MAyiti program. 


Click above to donate towards MAyiti. Thank you for being a part of empowering our young Haitian girls. Please specify "MAyiti" in the special instructions section.

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HArmonie


HArmonie



 

HArmonie se yon club ki gen karatè evanjelik epi sosyal. Nou te wè li nesesè pou komanse ak yon mouvman konsa paske: Nou we gen yon problem gid. Timoun yo pa vrèman gen yon konseye, oubyen yon moun yo ka kwè e konte sou yo. Se rezon sa ki fè nou kreye mouvman sa. Pou nou bay timoun yo yon anviwonman kote yo ka eksprime yo, epi gen moun ki ka voye je sou yo.  Nan HArmonie nou kwè nan: inyon, amitye, fratènite, resanblans, epi antant. 

SOSYAL: Nou montre yo kòman pou yo viv youn ak lòt e kòman pouyo konpòte yo nan sosyete a. Nou aprann yo tou pou gen lanmou ak respè youn pou lòt. Nan menm optik sa nou òganize jwèt avèk yo, aprann yo kòman pou yo kiltive lespri dekip, dekouvri talan yo tou. Nou ankouraje yo avèk talan ke yo genyen epi entèrese yoplis pou yo konnen  byen ki enpòtans edikasyon genyen nan lavi yo. 

EVANJELIK: Nou anseye yo de Bondye, kijan sa enpòtan pou genyen lakrent pou Bondye. Menm si yo pa gen anpil laj, nou anseye yo koman sa enpòtan pou gen relasyon ak Bondye, kise sovè yo. Se sonsa yo ka vin yon disip pou Kris e pou yo menm kapab chèche lòt moun pou Kris.

Nou kwè ke timon yo se avni, e yo bezwen grandi nan yon bon anviwonman, e yon fondman biblik.Se rezon sa nou gen vèsè de baz nou, Sòm 133:1 "Ala bèl bagay, ala bon sa bon lè frè ak frè ap viv ansanmm."   

 

Click below to donate towards HArmonie. Please specify "Harmonie" in the special instructions section.

Thank you for being a part of empowering our young Haitian boys. 


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SCHOLASTIC ENGLISH


SCHOLASTIC ENGLISH



Scholastic English was the first initiative that was started when we moved to Haiti in 2016. It has been the catalyst for most of the ministries in Ayiti Underground.

Scholastic English is shaped by the needs of our students in Bon Repos. Our beginner students typically starts with the fundamentals of the alphabet and basic grammar. Some of our intermediate and advanced students need the extra exposure to listen to English more consistently. Therefore, we have created a curriculum that fits each student. The curriculm provides worksheets, online listening exercises, reading and writing exercises, and debriefing english films. We have also added the element of having onsite conversations with English speakers. 

One of our biggest accomplishments with Scholastic English, has been to employ our more advanced students to be cultural advisors for our Haiti Mission School. We hope to grow large enough to become an English institution to create jobs for the community.  

 

For more information about Scholastic English and how to help. Contact Romy Philippe, Outreach Director: romy@ayitiunderground.com


To donate towards Scholastic English. Please specify "Scholastic English" in the special instructions section. 

Thank you for being a part of expanding the English language in Haiti.

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Haiti Mission School


Haiti Mission School


Haiti Mission School

What is too often missing from modern discipleship is an experience which strips and breaks us. We must be broken and then restored. The call of the first disciples would have almost certainly been both adventure and trauma. It was a call that pushed them to the edge of themselves, leaving behind all they knew in obedience and obsession for the one who called them. Likewise, soldiers are asked to undergo an extreme and strenuous experience at the beginning of their training to break and remake them. the experience is almost always transformative and profoundly strengthening precisely because it stretches the person to the limit. This is very much what Alan Hirsh means in his discussion of the right of passage events of tribal people, what he calls liminality. Discipleship takes place in its most potent form when it is done in a liminal space. 

This idea of liminality in discipleship then, is central to our work. The idea is to create a coming of age/rite of passage experience that is truly trying and which involves some risk; something that challenges and stretches, but does not harm. 

This project will take you to the liminal edge of yourself so that they can experience the greatness of God and the desperation of the world. 

You can expect this to happen through 4 pathways: 

Incarnational (The Poor): 

Trust in mission is built on authentic presence. We cannot commute into the place of mission and expect to be taken seriously or even to expect that the gospel will be fully represented. For that reason we want to (as much as it is possible) to create an experience which immerses the participant into personal, face to face, relational encounter with the poor and the effects of poverty. Further, it is our conviction that a real life experience of poverty has more impact on the participant and transforms them into advocates. This means creating an environment as much like the life of the people we are walking with. We understand that this is temporary and therefore only a simulation, but for the sake of the truth and reality of the poor, it needs to be as close to real as possible. We do this by living with the poor and mirroring as many of the realities of their lives as possible. 

Intellectual (Theology): 

So little is really done in mission trip experiences to address the thinking and theology that has created the world being witnessed. This is one of the great scandals of short term missions. Instead we want to overwhelm our flawed thinking with a kind of carpet bombing of the mind with Biblical truth. This inundation, we hope, will go a long way toward deprogramming our minds from a lifetime of unchallenged and unchecked thinking. Replacing that status quo with a barrage of arguments in favor of the poor and against structural and systemic evil (and our relationship to it). And to even take a swing at what Chomsky calls the “deep systems” of language and culture. We do this by asking for an intellectual investment and commitment from our participants, toward reading, reflection, writing and listening to high level teaching.

Communal (Community): 

It is our intention to create a prolonged exposure to committed, loving and unwavering community; to help people experience what it is like to be in relationships with people who work through conflict toward peace, who pursue true reconciliation by holding onto both truth and love. We hope to teach people to fight and make up, to be known and still loved, and to learn that it is possible to not run and hide, but to be honest, humble, and vulnerable; seeing the outcome of what the new testament calls koinonia (fellowship/community/shared life). 

Spiritual (Jesus as Lord): 

The final category has to be an encounter with Jesus. We intend to create both the space and the encouragement to be close to Jesus who is close to the poor. For our participants to have a real and unveiled revelation of the suffering servant, in all his grace, love, glory, power, humility, judgment and justice. We do this by carving out space for theological reflection, prayer and worship.

 

For more information about the Haiti Mission School, you can email us: info@ayitiunderground.com


Click below to donate towards the Haiti Mission School. Please specify "Haiti Mission School " in the special instructions section.

Thank you for being a part of investing in the discipleship of missionaries growing for God's heart for the poor. 

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Heal Haiti Fund


Heal Haiti Fund



Our hope and deep desire is to see our beloved nation Haiti, rebuilt and transformed. Haiti is resilient and beautiful, but poverty, tragedies, and natural disasters seems to affect Haiti in more ways than others.  

The Heal Haiti Fund was launched immediately after the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Natural disasters occur all over the world, but because of Haiti’s poverty and the lack of infrastructure, the unforeseen effect is much more severe. We feel compelled to respond to the pain and tragedies that Haiti faces. The Heal Haiti Fund is for relief and rebuilding our nation.   

God is rebuilding and transforming Haiti even in the midst of her pain and suffering. We believe that the Heal Haiti Fund is a part of empowering the Haitian community to reach and serve the people who exist at the margins as we know it. We believe that intimacy with God and commitment to his mission will mean prioritizing the poor, the lost and their needs.

From the moment the Heal Haiti Fund was formed, we have used it to build a bridge in Moleard, Bon Repos. Assisted in rebuilding and repairing homes that have been destroyed. Employed several local Haitians to serve their communities. Provided resources for several Haitian communities with their local projects.

 

Hurricane Matthew 2016

Here are the ways Ayiti Underground is currently responding to the recent tragedy of Hurricane Matthew.

  • Helping restore the roof of a local school that was destroyed in Arniquet, Les Cayes.
  • Providing aqua-tabs to affected and at risk areas because of cholera.
  • Providing monetary help to families whose homes were washed away by the flooding in La Plaine area.

 

Click below to donate towards Heal Haiti Fund. Please specify "Heal Haiti Fund" in the special instructions section.

Thank you for being a part of rebuilding our nation in a practical way.