Mission Lazarus was born out of a humanitarian seed project in Honduras in 2001. Over the next few years, other opportunities presented themselves and in 2004 Mission Lazarus was legally incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit organization in the USA. Since then, we've expanded to other countries.
Mission Lazarus first got involved in Haiti in 2004, partnering with Healing Hands International and WFR Relief to provide emergency humanitarian aid to churches after hurricanes ravaged the country. Once again, Mission Lazarus was able to answer the call when the devastating earthquake of January 2010 destroyed much of Port au Prince. We were in the unique position to be able to provide specialized anesthesia that was in great demand in field hospitals. These drugs are highly controlled in the US and aid organizations were unable to obtain them. We were able to purchase the drugs in large quantities in Honduras and then carry them in luggage to Haiti where they were distributed in numerous field hospitals and clinics.
Mission Lazarus started focused efforts in Haiti in the fall of 2010 by joining with a group of committed Christians who were already highly invested in making Christ known through their work with children, life, and relationships in Haiti. The goal of this new partnership was to combine the proven life transforming practices of Mission Lazarus with the experience of the Haiti team.