With some 40 corps and schools, and over 10,000 soldiers, junior soldiers, or adherents, the Haiti Division is the largest in the Caribbean Territory and one of the strongest in the Western Hemisphere. Though its people were rattled and its buildings destroyed or damaged by the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010, they have resolved with the help of God and the support of people around the world to rebuild stronger than ever.
Majors Robert and Rae Doliber are part of the new Haiti Reconstruction and Development office, created September 1, 2010, to transition from the initial emergency response to the rebuilding of schools, the clinic, corps, and lives. A number of projects are being designed to strengthen the existing mission of the Haiti Division, both inside and outside of Port au Prince, through the support of current evangelical and social programs. These include youth and family support, physical and emotional health care, school infrastructure, and other community development projects.
Major Robert Doliber writes, “We give praise to God for the safe arrival of the new team, the resilience and joyful spirit of the Haitian people in general and the Salvationists in particular, and the tremendous outpouring of financial and prayer support of people around the world. We would ask for prayer for divine wisdom and guidance as we prioritize the new projects, God’s help in adapting to the heat and new culture, and steadfastness in learning Creole. To God be the glory!”