Partners With Haiti was incorporated in 1981. Over 100
churches and over 900 individuals throughout the United States and abroad contribute to this ministry. Included are
programs that provide spiritual support, education, housing, medical care, feeding and jobs in Haiti. Ministry opportunities continue to expand, especially after the devastating
earthquake of January 2010.
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Partners with Haiti was the vision of Dr. Jean Claude Noel. Dr.
Noel was born and reared in Haiti. God spared his life at birth despite severe malnutrition. He attended the
Unevangelized Fields Mission primary school where he learned of Christ and accepted Him as his personal Savior and
Lord. Later, he attended the Evangelical School of the Bible, also sponsored by the UFM. His spiritual gifts were
recognized and he began serving the Lord preaching in many places throughout Haiti. Soon he was led to advance his
He came to Rhode Island where he attended Barrington
met Dr. David Madeira, Pastor of Barrington Baptist Church. Together, they
established Partners with Haiti. At Barrington, he also met Lydie, who was a pastor's daughter from Cap Haitien.
Upon graduating from Barrington they were married at the college, and returned to Haiti with the love and prayers
of many friends from New England and beyond.
|AFCA Village--Lydie's Vision,
told by Dr. Noel, relates the beginnings of the 10-acre service community now called AFCA Village,
located near the National Airport, Port au Prince,
For over twenty years Dr. Noel served as a national worker with UFM
International, pastoring Bolosse Baptist Church in Port au Prince, a church that grew to over 2,000 in
attendance. Later he founded Nazon Evangelical Church and CEEH (Council of Evangelical Churches of
Lydie always shared in ministry
and a vision of meeting the needs of their country. Through this a ministry to displaced women and children of Port au Prince emerged. Training was provided for
them in sewing and in the basics of life, such as hygiene and nutrition.
Out of the Noel's labors grew the two most prominent current ministries of Partners, the Bethany Childrens
Sponsor Program and AFCA Village ministry center--meaning in
English, Association of Christian Women in Action. Lydie
Noel has since gone to be with the Lord, but her legacy lives on.
Dr. & Mrs. Noel
Dr. Noel continues in ministry by faith as a member of the U.S.
Board of Directors (Director for Haiti). His influence for Christ is felt wherever Haitians reside--on or off
the island. In 2007 he married Huguette, formerly of Port au Prince and Montreal, Canada. The couple resides
near Miami, FL.
Supported by churches and individuals primarily in the United States,
Partners With Haiti serves primarily in educating children, and supporting various projects, ministries and
churches in Haiti. The ministry has expanded greatly and today it is a channel through
which thousands of Haitian people and many diversified ministries are