Almost two years after its devastating earthquake, this next door neighbor still suffers tremendously. Many Americans wonder if there is truly an effective way to help that troubled country. The answer to that is yes. Hope Builders is in partnership with a ministry on the ground run by an esteemed Haitian doctor who has the history, the infrastructure, and the vision to help his nation through bringing them to the feet of Christ and then equipping them in both spiritual and practical ways.
We recently had the privilege of meeting with Cebien Alexis, Founder and Director of the ministry Army of Christ in Haiti. We have known Cebien for many years and are immensely impressed with him. For forty years he has led this wonderfully effective work, reaching many for the gospel and discipling them into lives full of love for the Lord Jesus.
For anyone interested in helping change lives in Haiti, this ministry has an outstanding track record of doing just that. Here is a brief history of Army of Christ along with a strategic way to help Cebien carry out his God given work. The Army of Christ, known in Haiti as “Eglise Baptiste Armee du Christ,” (EBAC) was started in 1971. God put it in Cebien’s heart to go and share the gospel in Ile Adam, not far from Cap Haitien. The words he spoke to Cebien were those given to Abraham in Genesis 12:2: “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”
Acting on that simple command, he founded the first EBAC church. Today, after forty years, EBAC has 175 churches in Haiti, 89 schools, a medical clinic, an orphanage, a university, 23 churches in the Dominican Republic, and Love in Action Ministry, which is a foundation that supplies education for 8400 children. Since 2010, they have been praying for a great harvest of souls. As a result, so far, in 2011, over 1300 people have come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior.