Connections with Haiti began as early as 1997, when Dr. Rick Barger, who, at the time, was Lead Pastor at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church in Littleton, Colorado, first visited the country. Since its official launch in 2000, HTF’s constituency and reach have rapidly expanded. Individuals, faith communities, and groups from different parts of North America and Europe are discovering HTF's work and are being compelled to join us as partners in our mission to foster hope and sustainability with dignity for the people of Haiti and their future.