The Zachary family has served as missionaries in the country of Haiti since 1994. Their activities consisted of typical missionary projects such as religious teaching, church building, and aid for the poor, plus general community help activities, such as road building, well drilling, and distributing food to several feeding programs for children.When the Zachary’s moved to Haiti, they first sold their home, farm, equipment, vehicles, furniture, and other household belongings to support themselves in their missionary endeavors along with help from their home church, Greenbriar Community Church of Anderson, IN. However, in the fall of 1997, they became a sponsored project of Grace International World Outreach, a non-profit corporation located in Laurel, MS.Since 1997, the mission projects have grown and become focused on a particularly impoverished part of Haiti, a rural village called Cazale. There the mission has formed a medical clinic as well as a rescue center for children with life threatening conditions, such as kwashiorkor, severe malnutrition, and third degree burns.
In 2006 the founders of Grace International World Outreach decided to personally serve as missionaries in the Philippines. Consequently, in September 2006, the Zachary family, with the help and encouragement of Greenbriar Community Church, formed their own 501c-3 non-profit organization to operate the Haiti mission under the title Real Hope for Haiti, a non-profit corporation registered in Indiana.
RHFH ministry focuses on Health, Community and Faith
The purpose of the clinic and rescue center is to meet physical needs as RHFH understands is a Biblical mandate. It is RHFH’s desire that any work we accomplish to meet the medical needs of an individual will allow us the opportunity to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Doing good in our community is another way we share the love of Jesus. It is our commitment to serve the undeserved in rural Haiti. Building community infrastructure, helping send children to school, and providing for families in need are means to bless the people of Haiti.
RHFH is a faith based organization that is concerned with the spiritual formation of the individuals of the community in which it serves. RHFH makes it a priority to pray with and share the Gospel message to patients of both the clinic and the rescue center and their families.