Pressing Forward

Philippians 3:12-14 ESV
“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Another year is passing! It is time for us to celebrate, mourn, and learn from 2020. For many around the world there has been much to grieve, as well as much to be thankful for . As we reflect on this past year, we hold in our hearts what Paul wrote in Phillipians, “…straining forward to what lies ahead…” There is much work to be done in 2021! In faith, with the guidance of our Father and the support of the HAFP family, we will continue to answer the call to protect the vulnerable and fight to keep families together.

A Letter from Andrea McGinniss, Our Executive Director

Haiti, despite all of its beauty and potential, is a hard place. Daily life can be unforgiving for most. It is a country of contrast that grabs your heart and creates in you a passion for the nation. Each year, our team recommits to the hope and potential we see in each child, to the growth and leadership in ourselves and our Haitian colleagues, and to the vision for a thriving Haiti. Even though the world gave us an extremely challenging 2020, we are once again dedicated to the work before us.  In 2021, we will hold steady, persevere, and go deeper in our mission to care for the most vulnerable in our communities.

In 2020, your support provided exceptional care and support for over 138 amazing children and young adults, giving each the opportunity to reach their God-given potential. With your support, our Circle of Care team of Child and Family Advocates went deeper in addressing each child’s spiritual, emotional, physical, and educational care through individual assessments and planning.  We grew in the areas of Family Preservation by adding a second daycare and supporting several new families.  We are now serving 22 children through this effort.  Another year has also marked individual growth in each of those we serve. Through the year, the boys and girls continued to progress academically, build much-needed life skills, plan for their academic or professional future, and grow in their personal walks with Christ. Sixteen additional young adults left our Children’s Villages to pursue greater personal independence and community interdependence through our Transitional Care Program. We were able to grow our Community Based Residential Care by recruiting and training two additional families to host children in their home.  We were also blessed to see our Haitian staff embrace new levels of leadership within the organization.

This life-changing and life-building work is the fruit of thousands of like-minded Believers coming together, praying together, and going together to be the hands and feet of Jesus. What an incredible God we serve!  We hope to see you involved in 2021!  We are looking forward to another impactful year.

Andrea P McGinniss
Executive Director

Announcing 2021 Board of Directors 
Chair: Shannon Keeran
Vice Chair: Mark Stuart
Treasurer: Dean Cline
Secretary: Greg Rosinski
Member: Will McGinniss
Advisor: Braden Jones
Advisor: Gabe Howard
Advisor: Bart Schad
Advisor: Kerry Hasenbalg

2020 Impact Report
Though 2020 was certainly a unique year, our mission stayed the same: to care for the orphaned and abandoned and to fight to keep families together. Thanks to God’s steadfast faithfulness and your continued support, we were able to do just that! Take a look at our 2020 Impact Report to see what we accomplished together.

2020 Impact Report

What We’re Looking Forward To In 2021
In 2021, we are looking forward to establishing new ways to protect the vulnerable and fight to keep families together in the areas of:
  1. Preserving Family: Advocating to keep families together by providing support for those who are experiencing hardship and are at risk for child abandonment.
  2. Providing Family: Providing family through our staff and caregivers for those children who have lost or have limited connection to their biological family.
  3. Restoring Survivors: Establishing a safe and stable living environment to survivors who have been rescued from the human trafficking industry.
  4. Experiencing Missions: Creating job opportunities for Haitians through IKONDO; by changing the traditional approach to missions and hosting outside job creation initiatives, we can share a new vision for Haiti.