ST THOMAS AQUINAS HAITI MISSION
To The Nations
St. Thomas Aquinas Youth and Young Adult Ministry is helping to lead teens closer to Christ. We are answering the Church’s call to go and make disciples of all nations.
This has led us to the beautiful nation of Haiti. Will you help us answer this call?
On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck just 16 miles west of Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. The earthquake leveled the beautiful country, and left more than 1.5 million people homeless, 316,000 dead and devastation across the land.
Life Teen sent multiple mission trips to the country to aid in the rebuilding efforts, and one fact quickly became clear: the people of Haiti, especially the teens, were hungry for Jesus Christ.
No Catholic Youth Ministry existed in Haiti, but after an earnest appeal from the Bishop of Haiti, the St. John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization was founded in Madian, Haiti.
Just as St. Paul writes “I have become all things to all, to save at least some” in 1 Corinthians 9:22, so too will St. Thomas Aquinas missionaries have an impact and interact with the Haitian people.
St Thomas Aquinas Missionaries with multiple families and full-time Life Teen missionaries, both Haitian and American will be living on the base. We will be welcoming students to the full time Catholic School and will help the JP2 Center for the New Evangelization to be a living, breathing part of the Haitian community.
No two days look the same in Haiti, but the mission always remains constant: lead teens closer to Christ. Sometimes it’s through renting a tanker truck to provide clean water to all in need after a hurricane, weekly Bible studies, hosting Life Teen Haiti Summer Camp, walking with teens to school, or even just providing a quiet place to pray. God is calling the St. Thomas missionaries to Haiti and we’ve been blessed by the abundant blessings & glory He has shown us in this mission!
In this mission of bringing Jesus to the people of Haiti, we simply cannot do it alone. Whether through your prayer or financial support, we humbly implore you to join us in this mission.
The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. The need in Haiti is great, both in physical relief and goods, but especially in the spiritual sense. Please pray for the mission of St. Thomas Aquinas in Haiti, and prayerfully consider helping us today.