Haiti, a Caribbean island nation of over 9 million people, is the least developed, poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Riddled with a history of political and social turmoil for over 200 years the country of Haiti has struggled to stand. Despite being only second to India for having the largest NGO force per capita in the world, Haiti today remains in a desperate situation. While the global community searches for a political, social or economic solution we believe the true hope for Haiti will be found in spiritual transformation. At this moment in history the evangelical church in Haiti has grown to an estimated of 30% of the population.
James and Rachael Courter with their children Chelsea, Gabriel, Elisha, Grace, Nehemiah and Shekinah are Assemblies of God missionaries serving in the nation of Haiti. They are the first missionaries from the Assemblies of God to reside in Haiti’s southern coastal region.
They founded ARISE HAITI in 2009 on the shores of Gelee Beach just outside of Les Cayes, Haiti’s third largest city. The heart of the Courter family is to witness the nation of Haiti transformed by the power of the Gospel. Arise Haiti exists to equip leaders and send missionaries into the interior of Haiti and to the ends of the earth.