"You are the light of the world. A city that
is set on an hill cannot be hid."
The sovereignty and grace of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgment. The divine inspiration of Holy Scripture and its consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen man, making him subject to God's wrath and condemnation.
The substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as the sole and all-sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin, and from its eternal consequences.
The justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ crucified and risen from the dead.
The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of God the Holy Spirit.
The priesthood of all believers, who form the universal Church, the body of which Christ is the head, and which is committed by His command to the proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world.
The expectation of the persona!, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ, in power and glory.
The Mission Evangelique Baptiste du Sud d'Ha´ti (MEBSH) is 60 years old. It is the result of cooperation between missionaries from such countries as: the United States, France, Germany, Canada and Jamaica and the
MEBSH is officially recognized by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and has been since 1971. In 1987 MEBSH was granted Non-Profit status jointly by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of National Defense. Ref. CP/1988/87/0031.
312 local churches divided among 48 pastoral districts and 10 administrative regions. At the head of each district is a superintendent and at the head of each region is a vice-president. These 10 vice-presidents, an elected president, secretary and treasurer form the Executive Board of MEBSH.
235 primary schools with a total of 40,848 students taught by 971 professors in 1480 classes and 889 classrooms.
12 secondary schools with a total of 6,000 students.
4 professional centres.
1 school training teachers.
1 university with 5 faculties: medicine, nursing, theology, educational sciences, and engineering.
30 institutions with various goals.
Missionary personnel number around 40.
Centre de Sante Lumiere: an out-patient clinic which receives more than a hundred patients each week. It is comprised of a pharmacy, a laboratory, an x-ray department and a prosthetic workshop.
Clinique Dental Lumiere: a dental clinic with modern equipment and a dental prosthetic workshop.
Hopital Lumiere: a surgical hospital with 120 beds and 4 operating rooms where Ha´tian and American doctors perform thousands of operations.
Sante Communautaire: community health teaches in rural communities as well as offering vaccination, family planning, and breast-feeding clinics.
Radio Lumiere: Radio of Light emits 18 hours of daily programming on medium wave and FM by way of nine local transmitters These programs include religion, music and news.
L'Institut Biblique Lumiere: the Bible School has three programs: Resident Bible School (3 years), music with periodical seminars over 2 years, Seminary (2 years) and Extension Bible School program (3 years).
Centre Lumiere: this work helps shape about 30 Ha´tian youth in the profession of teacher (4 years). This work and the schools that have resulted across the country have helped develop a local industry the products of which are sold in Ha´ti and in other countries.
Integrated Rural Development: IRD is concerned with different projects such as: well-drilling, construction of roads, reforestation, raising of livestock, veterinary care for the small breeders in view of a good sense of return, creation of cooperatives, work of teaching and of teaching methods, upgrade of roads with most of the work done by hand. Credit program, vocational centres, literacy program and rural clinics.
Child Care: a program to provide financial aid to orphans and needy children. There are around 2,000 children and 33 schools involved in the program.
Construction Department: this department is involved in supplying roofs for churches, schools and parsonages as wall as maintaining the administrative buildings of the mission.
Reciprocal Ministries: a sister church program where two churches from different cultures join together in a relationship that is: reciprocal, intimate, indepth, ongoing, practical and spiritual.
Camp Elim: a summer camp for young people. There is also a school on the premises that serves over 400 children.
Other activities include: a garage for the repair of vehicles, a senior citizens' home, bookstore, printing shop, missionary children's school, children's department, women's department and others.M.E.B.S.H.
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