Haiti (MNN) — When a ministry expands, there are always a
mix of emotions…mostly of excitement and anticipation, but also sadness at
leaving friends behind.
Such was the case for a Baptist Haiti Mission team. The Lieb family loaded up 2 trucks and just moved
to the beach camp property about two hours away to begin a camp ministry.
Since 2004, the Lieb family has been living at the mission, where
Chris has been serving as the Director of Church Development and Director of
Youth and Family Ministries.
Much of their time was spent working with the youth and the
churches connected with BHM. Chris also
spent a lot of energy writing proposals, working on getting grants for the
schools, and keeping up with the Information-Technology needs of the compound.
Wife Kelli homeschools the five children and helps with
mission-related projects. She also oversees a ministry to the newborn babies
and mothers in the hospital.
The family made their presence felt while serving on the
main campus, but it also became clear that there needed to be staff at the
camp ministries. BHM acquired some property
throughout Haiti to host summer camps. The past couple of summers have
consisted of only two weeks of camp, one of which is specifically set apart for
the children of Haitian Pastors.
However, there's more need for the camp ministries as kids
slowly recover from the devastation of the quake. BHM just brought on a new team of
missionaries to help with the expansion: Trey and Chelsea Salter.
they'll be growing Crossings Ministries, whose primary focus is missions.
They take the call to go to the nations seriously and seek to equip
students to follow in this direction.
Baptist Haiti Mission has had a presence in Haiti for over 50
years. It is located in Fermathe, a beautiful area in the mountains an
hour north of Port-au-Prince. BHM oversees a variety of ministries in
Haiti. Some of these include planting churches, training leaders within
these churches, child sponsorships, and running an 80-bed hospital on the