About Us

Haitian American Friendship Foundation

Mission Statement

HAFF is a ministry of Haitian and American friends working together to make disciples of Jesus Christ through various educational programs and ministries of compassion.

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible authoritative Word of God.

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for salvation of the lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, those that are saved unto the resurrection of life and those that are lost unto damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our lord Jesus Christ, manifested in love for the brethren, who comprise the Church which is His body.

We believe that as Christ loved us, we are to love one another.

HAFF Staff

HAFF employs over 60 Haitian Staff in the various programs in Bohoc Haiti

HAFF in Haiti is directed by a volunteer Haitian and American Executive Committee (EC)



HAFF in Haiti employs five Executive Assistants who carry out day to day business under the direction of the EC


HAFF in Haiti welcomes the Jon and Kathy DeRuischer family who are currently raising support in the US to become full time missionaries


A volunteer Board of Directors in the US sets HAFF policy in collaboration with the Executive Committee in Haiti


In the US HAFF has an Administrator who carries out administrative and financial tasks under the direction of the US Board




Late 1970'sFounding of the Haitian American Friendship Foundation (HAFF) by Lila Clark (teaching English in photo at left).
Early 1980'sHAFF opens secondary school, Institut Pratique de Bohoc (IPB) to serve the Bohoc community on the Central Plateau.
TodayHAFF's Christ-centered ministries include:
  • Academic Education
  • Community Education
  • Nurturing the Local Church
  • Compassion Ministries
Serving communities in a 12 mile radius surrounding HAFF.

Prayer Support

Ongoing prayer support is needed for...

  • HAFF's leaders to see clearly where God is working and to join Him in His work.
  • Those touched by HAFF's programs to see Christ in all we do.
  • Haitians and Americans to be able to disciple each other in Christ with humility and loving understanding.

Current Prayer Needs

Financial Support

HAFF would not have the means to minister without the financial partnership of churches and individuals like you.

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