As an organization following Jesus Christ, Mission of Hope exists to bring life transformation to every man, woman, and child. We believe nations can be transformed, village by village, one life at a time by focusing on four key areas: healthy churches, healthy people, a healthy economy, and healthy schools.
Mission of Hope was founded in 1998 by Brad and Vanessa Johnson. Ten years prior, Brad’s parents, Bob and Sharon Johnson, acquired a piece of barren land 20 miles north of Port au Prince. Their vision was to build a mission that would help meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Haiti.
In 1996, Brad and Vanessa were serving in Haiti on a week-long mission trip where they watched an 18-month-old baby die as her father held her on their way to a clinic. They learned the baby had starved to death from the parents not having enough food. This moment was etched in their minds forever, and they could not escape the image of the grieving parents as they mourned the loss of their daughter.
Brad and Vanessa felt the call on their lives to make Haiti their home, and in 1998 they moved to Haiti to officially start Mission of Hope. Mission of Hope has grown from a small mission located on a barren piece of land to a fruitful organization that houses an onsite orphanage, medical facility, school, and church. Through partnerships, Mission of Hope also helps other orphanages, churches, and schools throughout the country. Recently, Mission of Hope has expanded to serve the Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic as well.
You can help share the love of Christ by serving on a short-term trip with Mission of Hope. Every year, we host thousands of mission trip participants from around the world. You can serve on a mission trip to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, or the Bahamas.
Serving on a medical mission trip is a powerful way to utilize your acquired skill set to help people in need. You will have the opportunity to not only treat many patients but also get to know them and pray for them. Many people have made professions of faith in Christ through our medical care programs. You will be playing a vital role in achieving the vision of seeing every man, woman, and child’s life transformed.
Mission of Hope operates mobile medical clinics year-round to bring exceptional care to those who do not have regular access to medical care. These clinics are organized and operated through local churches in villages and communities where we have cultivated meaningful relationships. The investment you make in the health of the people you meet will continue to have an impact long after you return home.