In The Spotlight: Mission of Hope Haiti

Our Story

Mission of Hope was founded in 1998 by Brad and Vanessa Johnson. Ten years prior, Brad’s parents, Boband 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.
n 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.

Vision, Mission, & Resolutions


As an organization following Jesus Christ, Mission of Hope exists to bring life transformation to every man, woman, and child in Haiti. We desire to serve the nation of Haiti, and see lives changed.


Our mission is to fulfill our Vision in every endeavor we undertake by successfully executing on our five core Resolutions


  • Relational Proclamation: Intentionally modeling Christ’s love through relationships

  • Evangelistic Saturation: Repeatedly sharing the Gospel message in targeted geographies

  • Indigenous Mobilization: Strategically developing national leaders to carry the vision to the nation

  • Holistic Transformation: Continuously pursuing God’s physical, mental, social, and spiritual destiny for every man, woman, and child

  • Excellent Implementation: Responsibly utilizing all resources and talents to their fullest potential for God’s glory