FPSM has made a commitment to affecting a profound change in Northern Haiti. We empower and equip local villagers by offering programs designed to teach them new skills so their quality of life can be improved. Participants learn how to read, garden, raise chickens and more, establishing a self-generating source of food and income—and instilling a true sense of empowerment.
We are currently raising funds for an on-campus guest house and security wall surrounding the property.
Mission teams currently stay 45 minutes away from campus. This long commute limits the team’s productivity during their stay, which is why the guest house is extremely important to our mission. We are also building a wall to improve security of the facility, keep visitors and staff safe, and enable us to extend our current garden.
FPSM offers a 4-year literacy program for the residents of Milot. The program offers participants both a chance to gain competency in reading as well as basic math skills.
After receiving a basic literacy assessment from a trained member of the FPSM ministry team, participants are placed in the appropriate literacy class. Each class lasts for one year. At the end of the class, participants receive a final evaluation to assess their competence. Upon passing, they are invited to graduate to the next class. Participants who do not demonstrate sufficient competency are allowed to repeat the course the following year.
The vision of the program allows for Haitians to be empowered to use their newly acquired literacy and math skills to participate in future micro-loan programs sponsored by FPSM. Additionally, graduates of the program could have the opportunity to continue their education through sponsored programs in Haiti. Participants of the literacy program will have the capacity to read their Bibles and local newspapers on an individual basis, which can facilitate an increase in their overall quality of living.
Twice a week from 9:00am-12:00pm the FPSM ministry team rotates, traveling to evangelize in15 different neighborhoods surrounding the FPSM property. The team engages in conversation with residents of Milot in regard to their worldview, understanding of God, and teaching residents the gospel. Individuals and families are invited to accept what Christ has done for them through His life, death, and resurrection. Individuals who come to accept Christ are visited again within the month that they accepted Christ.
Additionally, every Sunday they are invited to participate in a weekly Bible study on FPSM property. The study enables them to grow further in the Word of God and in knowledge of His kingdom. FPSM is also working with local churches in Milot in an effort to allow those who accepted Christ to become members of a local congregation.
# Of Conversions
Every Sunday from 1:00pm-3:00pm between 190 men, women, and children attend bible study at the FPSM chapel. These participants are broken up into 4 classes based on their age. The study begins with a time of worship followed by biblical teaching. Participants are challenged to reflect and think about their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Additionally, they are challenged to think through how that personal relationship transforms them as they engage with a broken world.
Participants 2017: 50
Participants 2018: 80
Participants 2019: 190
# of Participants
18 and up
FPSM has now been working in Milot for over two years. In that time, the ministry team has had the opportunity to identify some of the greatest needs within the community. One of the greatest needs for the children surrounding FPSM’s property is education. The ministry team met with 16 families to discuss the possibility of their child(ren) attending school by participating in FPSM’s School Program. Interested parents and students were asked to sign a contract stating that the student would maintain a passing average in order to keep the scholarship. Additionally, parents and students must demonstrate integrity and sound character within the neighborhood and the school.
Grades are based on a 1-10 average 6 or higher is passing (Statistics for 2018-2019 not yet available)
# of the 16 students
*The 5 students with failing marks were replaced by 5 new students for the 2018-2019 school year
Every Saturday from 7:00am-10:00am FPSM’s Sports Program allows 40 students (32 males and 8 females) between the ages of 10 and 18 the opportunity to participate in a weekly soccer clinic.This soccer clinic takes place on the FPSM property in Milot. The clinic is led by members of FPSM’s ministry team and residents of Milot. Participating students are instructed in various aspects of soccer, including positioning, dribbling, and overall skill development. They also have the opportunity to learn about the importance of teamwork with an emphasis placed on attitude and encouragement.
Prior to the clinic each week, students participate in a Bible study. During this time, they learn how the stories and the values of the Bible can relate specifically to their lives and to their interaction with one another on the soccer field. In addition to the skill development and Bible study, students receive a t-shirt, a pair of shorts, a pair of socks, and a pair of shoes so that they can adequately participate.
The vision behind this program is one that aims to provide the students and their families with an opportunity to experience the strength that is born from a shared community experience. Additionally, the program aims to increase the self-esteem of the participants through their participation on a team of peers.
100% participation rate
Cheri (Wash Uniforms)
Water and Ice
PB Sandwiches and Juice
A portion of the property in Milot has been dedicated to serving as a garden for the residents of the area. The community garden program has been designated as a year-long program for interested participants (Starting fall 2019). As a part of this program, Haitians have received training in the process of planting, nurturing, and harvesting the crops, which have been specifically chosen in light of the conditions of the climate and the soil.
When participating in this program, residents of Milot are trained in the entire process, which begins with testing the soil. Then they are instructed in the best way to prepare it for planting. Next they are taught how to select the best seeds. FPSM believes in using open-pollinated heirloom seeds, which can be dried out and then reused to support the integrity and sustainability of the program.
When the time comes to harvest, participants have the opportunity to glean the fruits and vegetables that they have been cultivating and take them home to their families to enjoy together. After harvest, they are instructed in the best way to dry out the seeds in order to prepare them for the replanting which will take place the following season.There will be follow-up for each participant to ensure successful measurements of the program.
A specific portion of the property in Milot has been designated for the chicken coop program (Starting fall 2019). During one of FPSM’s ministry trips, a group of Haitians and Americans worked together to design and build a chicken coop that stands on a portion of the property in MIlot.
Participants of the chicken coop program will have the opportunity to learn from Haitian instructors in every aspect that is necessary to install, properly care for, and manage a sustainable chicken coop. While in the program, participants will be given eggs that have been produced by the chickens on a periodic basis.
The vision behind this program is one that would allow graduates of the program the opportunity to create a source of food as well as a self-generating income. Thus, the chicken coop program will provide the residents of Milot with both the acquired knowledge and a small fund with which to begin their own smaller chicken coops. Participants, then, are equipped and empowered to bring about lasting life change in a way that is meaningful, manageable, and sustainable.There will be follow-up for each participant to ensure successful measurements of the program.
*Chicken coop Eggs subsidized $12 a month for the health care program (eggs were given to the pregnant mothers and families to provide supplemental nutrition
Garden and Chicken Coop
Since 2017 every summer FPSM hosts a one-week summer Bible camp,which serves 150 Haitian boys and girls ages 5-16. The camp employs 40 Haitian leaders who lead instruction in Bible study, craft projects, games and competition. Additionally, each child receives a daily hot meal of beans, rice and meat. In the past two years, there have been 51 professions of faith. Over 80% of those children are discipled at the Sunday Bible study, held in the FPSM chapel, where 5 FPSM Haitian ministry team members instruct 150-200 adults and children.
conversions to faith
Healthcare Bridge Partner (Santé Pon Patnè)
“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with Nutrition” -Thomas Edison
The primary focus of SPP is improved nutrition and access to healthcare within Milot. By connecting pregnant women with knowledge and access in these key areas, the newest members of Milot will have a better chance at defeating these statistics.
Pregnant residents that join SPP will attend a monthly class taught by the FPSM ministry team. The class will consist of the following: basic prenatal, nutrition, and hygiene education. In addition, the participants will have access to supplemental nutrition, clean water, vitamins, improved hygiene, clinic visits, and a hospital delivery. Each mother and baby will also receive a birth gift. The program is 12 months, ensuring postpartum follow up, education, and breastfeeding support.
In developing countries the first 1000 days of a child’s life are crucial. From conception to the age of 2 years old, this time period is critical in determining the odds for that child between life and death. That is why after the first 12 month program is complete, Stage II continues to monitor the babies for an additional 12 months. From 6 months on, the babies receive a ready to use supplement (Micronutrient packet) intermittently through out the 12 months, to maintain the progress made while in utero. The team also weights and measures the babies periodically to track their growth.Stage II was implemented January 2019
5 Women in Program (4 healthy births) * 5th mother had 8 previous miscarriages