Christianville Mission in Haiti was established in 1978 by Jim and Carol Herget. They saw the need to establish an orphanage and to meet the spiritual needs of the people in the Christianville area. Jean Claude Duvalier, President of Haiti, donated approximately thirty acres of land to Christianville for the establishment of an orphanage, and to provide humanitarian assistance.
Throughout the years, God has continually blessed the efforts of many people who had served Christianville. The programs of the mission have changed dramatically, but the goal of being “a Christian witness to the people of Haiti” has not changed.
Today the mission focuses most of its evangelistic efforts through our school system, which has an enrollment of over 1,200 students in grades kindergarten through grade 12; and the Christianville College, which commenced in 1998. Enrollment averages 120 students. Many churches have been started through God’s blessings and national pastors who serve throughout the nation of Haiti.
Christianville also provides Christian based humanitarian programs to meet some of the extreme physical needs of Haitians. Medical, dental, and eye clinic provide care for area people. An Elderly Nutrition Program provides supplementary food for church members and others in financial need. Through FISH Ministries our children receive a hot meal each school day. The meal includes the essential animal protein for early brain development.
Christianville is supported by a national staff that gives leadership to the mission. Many volunteers give physical support to the ministries of Christianville. Numerous churches, para-church organizations, and individuals partner with Christianville through prayer and financial support.